In the trenches in Cavan

If you are planning a visit to Cavan, you would do well to pay a visit to the Cavan County Museum in Ballyjamesduff.  We have visited a few county museums over the last few years but Cavan’s museum stood out.  Museums today should strive to create interactive user experience’s and the museum has embraced this idea. The Museum is based in a beautiful 19th-century building that … Continue reading In the trenches in Cavan

This masonic lodge meeting is no secret

There are lots of events happening around the country for Culture Night, which takes place on Friday 16th September 2016.  You can check out the Culture Night website to see what is on in your area. I’m thinking of going to the Masonic hall in Sligo, which is only open to the general public on Culture Night. You get a tour of the building and a short talk on … Continue reading This masonic lodge meeting is no secret

Former Great Brunswick Street Carnegie Library

Citizens in Conflict

During the week, Richard visited the Dublin City Library to check out the Citizens in Conflict exhibition.  It’s a 1916 Easter Rising exhibition currently on display at Pearse Street Library in Dublin 2, running until the 25th June 2016. It’s a historic multi-media exhibition which includes eyewitness accounts and sources such as Dublin Fire Brigade logbook. It gives a snapshot of the Rising through the eyes of ordinary … Continue reading Citizens in Conflict

Landmark building in Clonmel

We are always visiting Clonmel as it is Richard’s hometown,  a few months ago, we decided to do the heritage walking trail of the town. We used an old heritage trail illustration booklet that we had in the house, I checked online and can’t find a copy of it but I believe you can pick up a newer version in the Tourist office, One of the main … Continue reading Landmark building in Clonmel

Clonmel Heritage Walking Tour – Anne Street

A walk around Clonmel town will show you an array of old buildings from different historical and architectural periods, from the Medieval period up to the 19th Century.  It is the largest town in County Tipperary and the river Suir runs through it. We did a self-guided walking tour around the town and visited this charming Georgian street. One of the first points we stopped at, on … Continue reading Clonmel Heritage Walking Tour – Anne Street

Hazelwood Georgian House

Hazelwood House Distillery

Sligo will have a new Distillery following the news that Hazelwood House, the 18th-century Palladian style country house,  is to be turned into a whiskey distillery and visitor centre. There is a factory behind the house, which will either be converted or demolished. According to the Sligo Champion, the new buyer, David Raethorne and a group of investors, plan to turn the 18th-century house into a major … Continue reading Hazelwood House Distillery