Yesterday I went on a brilliant tour of Strandhill/Coolera which is organised by the Strandhill Knocknarea Tourist Information Office.
Seamus was our tour guide, he was very knowledgable about the local area and very easy-going. It’s a brilliant idea for a tour as all the stops are arranged and if you aren’t sure where you are going (and I have no sense of direction) the bus brings you to each destination.
The first stop on our tour was Breeogue Pottery, a place that I had never visited before.
We all found our time with Grainne really interesting and loved looking at the wonderful things she makes. Her shop also includes work made by her husband (Tom Callery) so if you are looking for Sligo gifts with a difference I would really recommend calling to them.
The next stop on our tour was Carrowmore Tombs.
Our final stop on the tour was Dolly’s Cottage, a traditional thatched cottage that was bought by the ICA when Dolly died in the 1970. As luck would have it our tour coincided with an open day for Heritage Week.
I had a brilliant time on the tour, it made a nice change for me to see places with other people and to find out the history and information about the place, I would recommend the tour to anyone, to find out more about it you can contact the Strandhill Knocknarea Tourist Office here or give them a call on 087 243 1942. The rest of my photos from my bus tour of Strandhill/Coolera are here.