Category Archives: Historical sites Ireland

Quilting Weekend

Quilting Weekend March 2nd to the 4th of March Leave your kids, husband, work worries and stress behind and join us at The Old Rectory for a practical, relaxed, friendly weekend and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of quilting with Diane Matthews.  Whether you are a beginner or have been quilting for years, you […]

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The Cavan Burren

The Cavan Burren The Cavan Burren is only 35 minutes from The Old Rectory, Leitrim and the drive there is beautiful it is close to The Shannon Pot and the road there is also the route of the Kingfisher Cycle trail.  It has been on my list for some time now and somehow all the […]

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Book of Fenagh Festival

Why has the Book of Fenagh survived for 500 years? This past weekend the community of Fenagh and those related to it came together to celebrate the Book of Fenagh, and what a great weekend it turned out to be.  I was lucky enough to attend most of the lectures and we got an in […]

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Round Towers

Round Towers of Ireland There is something about a round tower that draws you to it, you can see it in the distance and you have to find it.  That was the case in Nenagh, it was built in the 13th century and stands 100 feet high and its base is 53 feet in width.  […]

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Governor’s House Nenagh

The Governor’s House and Goal in Nenagh There is something so unusual about a octagon house and the Governor’s house in Nenagh is an interesting one.  The goal in Nenagh was built between 1840 and 1842 due to overcrowding in the goal in Thurles and it was a two day walk from the north of […]

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