Markree Castle

Markree Castle in Collooney, Co. Sligo is a place that is very dear to my heart. I was involved in the Sligo Leader Hidden History project in 2013 where I spent a great deal of time meandering around the grounds and researching the history of the castle. The Corscadden family purchased Markree Castle in 2015... 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 →

Meandering around Markree

I had a visit to Markree Castle for their tour today. They run these tours on a regular basis and it was very interesting to find out more about the history of the castle and it's owners. The weather, as usual was lousy, although I did get the photos above in the few minutes that... Continue Reading →

February, 2012

So yesterday was February 1st. Some people say it's now Spring but I think it's Winter....and judging by the cold weather I'm right 😉 I went up to Markree yesterday morning and had another go at horse riding. I felt calmer this time and luckily I'm not in pain today. The sheep roam free around... Continue Reading →

Back in the saddle again

In November I won a competition on twitter for a riding lesson at Markree riding stables. It's almost 30 years since I was on a horse so although I used to go on a weekly basis I'm more than a little rusty. So I was a bit apprehensive today when I set off for my... Continue Reading →

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