The Dublin Riviera

Jono and I are both fans of trains so when we found out a steam train was running from Dublin to Wicklow we jumped at the chance to go on it.

Sligo Gaol in 1916

Yesterday the Friends of Sligo Gaol organised a seminar about Sligo Gaol and the life of Sligo women in 1916. I am fascinated by Sligo Gaol so I jumped at the chance to get back inside to have another look.

Hennigan’s Heritage Centre

Sometimes you visit a place that is a hidden gem, and a very special place. This is how I felt when I visited Hennigan’s Heritage Centre in Swinford. I mentioned on Twitter that I was going to visit Foxford Woollen Mills (blog post to follow) and the good people from Beezneez Theatre Company suggested Hennigan’s. […]

Remembering the Armada

SWORD dueling, sand etchings and sand castle building competitions will form part of a special day to commemorate those lost on three Spanish Armada ships at Streedagh Beach in Sligo in 1588. Saturday September 19 will see Grange and Armada Development Association (GADA) host a free family friendly event at Streedagh Beach, to remember the […]

My Heritage Week so far

I love Heritage Week.  It’s run every year at the end of August and is a great chance to see places that wouldn’t normally be open to the general public.  So far this week I’ve been on a tour of Coopershill House, Riverstown, Sligo which was very interesting and the first time I’ve been in […]