Leitrim Heritage News

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Leitrim Heritage News is provided by Sarah Malone, Leitrim Heritage Officer. Have your say on Leitrim’s heritage through the survey. Do you know where Leitrim’s thatched buildings are?

You can contact Sarah by email at smalone@leitrimcoco.ie or by phone at 071 96 20005


What’s Your Leitrim Heritage? Public Survey

What aspects of Leitrim’s Heritage do you value and want to see celebrated and conserved?

Leitrim County Council wants to know What’s Your Leitrim Heritage?

The information gathered in the survey will feed into the new Leitrim Heritage Plan, which will set out the priority actions in Leitrim to be implemented over the next five years.

Have your say by completing the survey below:


Survey closing date: 10th April 2019




Congratulations to Drumshanbo organic farmer Tommy Earley, who was recently honoured as a local biodiversity champion by Farming For Nature for his contribution to nature conservation and for sharing the biodiversity on his farm with visitors.

Tommy has worked tirelessly to manage and conserve biodiversity on his farm and is an inspiration to us all:




Thatched Buildings in Leitrim

Leitrim Heritage Officer, Sarah Malone, is commissioning a survey of thatched buildings in Leitrim and needs help with listing all known thatch buildings as part of the project brief.

The list below is what is known so far. If there are any more that you know of that aren’t on the list she would really appreciate your help.

Vernacular Thatched Buildings

Name Address
Fionn MacCumhail Cottage Keshcarrigan Village
Roosky Cottage Regional Road, Rossinver
Cloodrumman Beg Cottage Cloodrumman Beg Cottage, Foxfield Close
Sean MacDiarmada’s  Homestead Corranmore, Kiltyclogher


Cloonboniagh North Off R 202 -5 outside Mohill on L 528 – 0
Glenview Thatched Cottage Glenview Country House, Aughoo, Ballinamore
Dromod Main St., Dromod


 Thatched Buildings – Unknown if Vernacular Thatched Building or Modern Thatched Building

Name Address
Glenboy, Manorhamilton


Modern Thatched Buildings

Name Address
Margaret of New Orleans Cottage Tully, Carrigallen
McGuire’s Self Catering Cottages Carrick Rd, Drumduff North, Drumshanbo


Pollinator Award newsletter

Biodiversity Ireland have produced a digital 36-page newsletter featuring articles from the 2018 award winners which illustrate the wonderful power of community groups in making a difference to our biodiversity.

It also contains lots of tips on how to do well in this year’s Local Authority Pollinator Award.

To access the newsletter go to http://www.pollinators.ie/app/uploads/2019/03/TidyTowns-Local-Authority-Pollinator-Award-2018-newsletter.pdf

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