Hydro Power on the River Bonet
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Hydro Power on the River Bonet

In full winter flow, the River Bonet below Creevelea Abbey reveals its formidable power as it descends towards Lough Gill, with it’s white water rapids over the underlying limestone providing exciting sport for kayak clubs. As the water level drops, the remains of a hydro electric turbine can be seen . Irish Water power, 7th … Continue reading

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

SL&NCR.
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SL&NCR.

Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railways Michael Hamilton, a company employee at Dromahair station, wrote about the SLNCR railway line, with gathered photos, entitled ‘Down Memory Line, Sligo Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway (1997)’ . Some railway mementos may be seen at the Club House.This video features many of those images. Notes From The Abbey Loop brochure Sligo, … 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

Press / Media Archives.
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Press / Media Archives.

TG4 . Telefís na Gaeilge . Bealach Glas agus An Lúb. This is a  2-minute TG4 item about Dromahair, the place name milestones carved by Seamus Dunbar , situated along the Abbey Loop walk, and the Ciorcal Gaelach which meets in Stanfords around 12 pm on Saturdays. Crank and Cog . Leitrim Observer. August 26th 2016 As part … Continue reading

Planxty O’Rourke / Pléaracha na Ruarcach
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Planxty O’Rourke / Pléaracha na Ruarcach

A song describing the legendary feasts of O’ Rourke , presumably held at the now ruined Banqueting Hall behind Villiers Castle in Dromahair . The poem is based on the Christmas festivities held in the Great Hall of the castle at Dromahaire, County Leitrim, by the Irish chieftain Brian na Murtha O Ruairc, Prince of Breffni, and … Continue reading