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Altamont Gardens

Altamont Gardens – Carlow We took a trip to Carlow last week to have a look at the college there in preparations for the leaving cert results coming out next week.  It is a lovely town and we made the most of our trip with a stop at Altamont Gardens, there are some really beautiful […]

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Ceide Fields – Mayo

The Old Rectory Country House is a beautifully restored listed Georgian House in Leitrim. Both an small event venue and a group accommodation provided for the past 4 generations.

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Patchwork Quilting Weekend

As a quilter myself I love hosting Patchwork Quilting weekends here at The Old Rectory Country House, Leitrim. We both run quilting weekends ourselves and also work with groups to host there own patchwork quilting weekends here. Your quilting group can choose to come and work on your own quilting projects for the weekend and […]

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Carrowkeel – Megalithic Tombs

I love Carrowkeel it is such a peaceful place and yet there is a feeling of all the generations that have come before us, and how far we have come. It is just a short drive off the N4 between Carrick-On-Shannon and Sligo in the village of Castlebaldwin, up some little roads and more often […]

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Joe Mooney Summer School Drumshanbo

The Joe Mooney summer school is an exceptional week of Irish Culture, music and craic. People from all over the world travel to the lovely county of Leitrim Ireland for this extraordinary week. It doesn’t matter if you play an instrument or not, there are complete beginner classes, voice classes and dancing classes so there […]

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