County Leitrim – Choose a Topic

County Leitrim – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Leitrim’s past.   Vanishing Ireland (Leitrim people)   John Abbott (1931-2017) – Farmer – Carrigallen Johnny Fyfe (farm manager / gardener, 1930-2012) Killegar...
John Abbott (1931-2017) – Farmer – Carrigallen, County Leitrim

John Abbott (1931-2017) – Farmer – Carrigallen, County Leitrim

‘Every second man you’d meet in Walsall that time was from Ireland. But there was no work here then. And what work there was didn’t pay. You might get £6 a fortnight working for the Council over here, but if you went to England you could earn £11 or £12 a week.’ John...
Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill, Co. Leitrim

Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill, Co. Leitrim

A lakeside Victorian castle in County Leitrim with a colourful past is enjoying a new lease of life as the contemporary hotel. Built in the 1830s for the Earls of Leitrim, the present owners of Lough Rynn Castle recruited the Cotton Box Design Group to revamp the...