Villiers & Rubens
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Villiers & Rubens

Most recently (2017) a portrait of Villiers, long thought to be a copy of a masterpiece by Rubens, has been authenticated as being in fact the original. International newspapers carried the story. Continue reading

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60 Years – S.L.&N.C.R. and Dromahair Station – by Margaret Connolly
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60 Years – S.L.&N.C.R. and Dromahair Station – by Margaret Connolly

On September 30th 2017, sixty years later, but right on time, a ghostly whistle blew, announcing the anniversary of the moment the last train departed from Dromahair Station. The audience stilled. Then Margaret Connolly introduced her wonderful talk at The Clubhouse, right beside Dromahair Railway Station to listeners who included many who had travelled on the … Continue reading

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 . Water power 7th century … 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

Leean Mountain : A complex and vast prehistoric landscape
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Leean Mountain : A complex and vast prehistoric landscape

“The Archaeological Landscape of Leean Mountain, Co. Leitrim” by Thorsten Kahlert and Tatjana Kytmannow. “A multi-seasonal landscape project, ‘Leean in Context’  uncovered a complex and vast prehistoric landscape embedded in a Early to Post Medieval pastoral landscape….. Since the first field season 2003 over 50 sites were recorded…” from the Standing Stone website . Continue reading

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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