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.... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Glasnevin Cemetery

This week we had a day trip to Dublin. Lucy and Jono wanted to look around the shops and as I'm not a shopper it was the perfect opportunity for me to go off exploring. The Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum has been on my 'to do' list for years so it was great to finally... Continue Reading →

Inside Hazelwood House

For many years I've wanted to have a look inside Hazelwood House, Sligo. It's such a beautiful house on the outside (if you don't look behind it at the awful factory). It was a crying shame that it was sitting empty for so long and I've always thought it would be such a wonderful boost... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Heritage weekend in Collooney/Aughris

Today was interesting. Woodrow Sustainable Solutions are running free heritage weekend courses. I went along today to Collooney to find out more, there were guest speakers including Siobhan from the Heritage Office, Noelle Cawley from Failte Ireland, Will Woodrow from Woodrow Sustainable Solutions and Sam Moore archeologist. We got to find out about completed and... Continue Reading →

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