800 years – O’Rourkes Hall
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800 years – O’Rourkes Hall

Research indicates the now ruined O’Rourkes Hall beside the Bonet River in Dromahaire was built around 1220-1256. Below a description of the structure with suggested dates, compiled by Michael Moore in 2016. Excerpt  ‘The Archaeological Inventory of County Leitrim’ Class: Castle – Anglo-Norman masonry castle Townland: DRUMAHAIRE Description: Situated on a high bluff overlooking a gorge of the … Continue reading

Music and  Words – O’Rourkes Feast
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Music and Words – O’Rourkes Feast

Planxty O’Rourke by Mc Gauran & Carolan. Singer: Sean O Sé April 6th, 1589: “How naughtily O’Rourke hath always carried himself…He caused a picture of Her Majesty [Queen Elizabeth I] to be drawn at a horse tail and kept his Christmas according the the Pope’s computation” ” One of O’Carolan’s earliest friends was Hugh MacGauran, a … Continue reading