Tag Archives: Drumshanbo

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

The Old Rectory St. Patrick’s Day has changed completely from when I was a child when we wore our shamrock to mass and that was pretty much that.  It was a religious day to be observed.  Now it is predominantly about parades and the getting together of communities and socialising.  Not sure what St. Patrick […]

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Thatched Cottages

The Old Rectory – Leitrim Last week all the lovely thatched cottages, including the one we were staying in, reminded me of my Great Aunts thatched cottage that we loved to go to, it was pretty much as it had been for 100 years, it was the cottage she had been born in and went on […]

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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin Have spent the last four days in and around Dublin and Aoife and I went to see the Book of Kells and to see the Long Library in Trinity both amazing experiences, have some quilting ideas with some of the Book Durrow patterns if I can find the one I like on line.  […]

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Knocknarea Strandhill, Sligo

This Summer we enjoyed climbing the new path up Knocknarea in Strandhill, Sligo.  We were blessed with a beautiful clear blue sky and both the climb and the views were incredible.  There were a group of us, cousins between 9 and 20 and then the older gang.  A lot of steps no trouble to the […]

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Leitrim Tourism Network

The Old Rectory is a member of Leitrim Tourism Network a group of diverse people who are committed to promoting Leitrim and working together to do so.  In line with that ethos the group meet at different locations in Leitrim and after our to the point meetings we go to visit tourism products close to […]

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