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 we will provide you with a beautiful place to stay for the weekend and an array of lovely food to keep you going. If you have a particular patchwork quilting project your group would like to tackle for a quilting weekend or a patchwork day workshop we can organize that for you too.

All you have to do is sew to your hearts content, sounds like heaven!!!

Give us a call 071-9644089 or email us at info@theoldrectoryireland.com

Patchwork Quilting Weekend

Give us a call 071-9644089 or email us at info@theoldrectoryireland.com

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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 than not there isn’t another soul in sight. There are a number of cairns some intact and some have caved in. The ones that are intact; make yourself small and climb in and sit and marvel at their creation with no tools to speak of and incredible skill. I cannot imagine building something so impressive and the great joy they bring to those who come to see them 5,000 years later. These cairns are older than New Grange and the Pyramids and they stand on bluffs still to this day. I find that both incredible and fascinating and equal measure.

Carrowkeel Megalithic Tombs, Castlebaldwin, Sligo Ireland
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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 is something for everyone even if you are just bringing the children for music why not join in for the ceile dance classes. At The Old Rectory Country House we love the Joe Mooney week, it is a week of great music here too with everyone practicing, we have had people playing harp, uillean pipes, banjo, tin whistle, and fiddle. Why not come and be part of the fun you won’t regret it.

We have self catering accommodation for the Joe Mooney Summer School and Bed and Breakfast here at The Old Rectory Country House Leitrim

Joe Mooney Summer School Drumshanbo Leitrim
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Group Stays at The Old Rectory Country House

Group Stays in Ireland

The Old Rectory Country House, Fenagh, Ballinamore, Leitrim, Ireland is the perfect place for your group stay, a beautifully restored listed Georgian property surrounded by majestic old trees and over looking Fenagh Lake. We offer boutique accommodation for 32, 20 our 4* self catering and 12 within the main house, we can offer group packages including meals and organize activities in advance of your arrival.  Outdoor activities such as canoe trips, cycling trips, walking, yoga, quilting, Murder Mystery, crafting, bridge, games nights, movie nights.  Contact us to organize your own personalized group stay for your group.

Groups Stays in Leitrim ireland
The Old Rectory Country House, Leitrim, Ireland
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Slieve League, Donegal

Slieve League highest sea cliffs in Europe

It has been quite a few years since I have been to Slieve League, the highest cliffs in Europe. It has been on my wish list for some time, so I was delighted when I got the chance to spend an afternoon there recently as part of our break away provided by our children for our 25th wedding anniversary.  Lots has changed there, great parking and toilet facilities and the road has improved.  What hasn’t changed is what nature has created over centuries, we were blessed with the weather and the views were spectacular.  We walked along the cliffs until we found a nice quiet spot and were beyond the crowds to just sit and enjoy.  Can’t recommend a visit to Slieve League enough and Killybegs or Donegal town are lovely towns to eat in and do a bit of shopping place. We made a quick stop in Belleek Pottery on the way home another all time favorite of mine.

Slieve League cliffs Donegal
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