Glaslough Heritage Tour The Glaslough Heritage Trail has been developed and is available by an app. on your phone, where you can visit the various sites and hear the history and details of each or you can watch out for dates and times that guided tours are organised. However as part of Heritage Week, organised by Monaghan Co Co Heritage committee, a number of guided tours were held during the past week and I decided to go along. It began in St. Salvators inside the Leslie Estate and there to tell us about the church building was the Minister Lorraine Capper. She gave us a great insight into the church activity and its connection with the Leslie family. She highlighted the architecture of the chancel which is indeed beautiful. We were then joined by Jamie Duffy, who was going to lead us on a guided tour round the village. Before leaving the Leslie Estate Jamie told us some more about the family and the buildings especially the Lodge. Then the Gatehouses had details which were interesting followed by the Pillar House. The plaque recalling the execution of three men in 1798 was drawn to our attention. We were on the Barrack Hill and were told how it got its name and present usage and also the other buildings in that area including the former Fever Hospital. Past the Horse Pond and on to the Caledon Road and the Railway Station which has a very interesting history and I have a close connection to it which is the story for another day. We headed back up to the village and there awaiting us was a Cart with tea/coffee and tasty treats served by Senior members of the Junior Tidy Towns committee. It was a lovely day for a stroll and an interesting two hours and added to by mixing with good company and meeting some former acquaintances and some new people from as far away as Tipperary and Cork. Well done to Jamie on his confident and clear presentation.
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Glaslough Heritage Tour The Glaslough Heritage Trail has been developed and is available by an app. on your phone, where you can visit the various sites and hear the history and details of each or you can watch out for dates and times that guided tours are organised. However as part of Heritage Week, organised by Monaghan Co Co Heritage committee, a number of guided tours were held during the past week and I decided to go along. It began in St. Salvators inside the Leslie Estate and there to tell us about the church building was the Minister Lorraine Capper. She gave us a great insight into the church activity and its connection with the Leslie family. She highlighted the architecture of the chancel which is indeed beautiful. We were then joined by Jamie Duffy, who was going to lead us on a guided tour round the village. Before leaving the Leslie Estate Jamie told us some more about the family and the buildings especially the Lodge. Then the Gatehouses had details which were interesting followed by the Pillar House. The plaque recalling the execution of three men in 1798 was drawn to our attention. We were on the Barrack Hill and were told how it got its name and present usage and also the other buildings in that area including the former Fever Hospital. Past the Horse Pond and on to the Caledon Road and the Railway Station which has a very interesting history and I have a close connection to it which is the story for another day. We headed back up to the village and there awaiting us was a Cart with tea/coffee and tasty treats served by Senior members of the Junior Tidy Towns committee. It was a lovely day for a stroll and an interesting two hours and added to by mixing with good company and meeting some former acquaintances and some new people from as far away as Tipperary and Cork. Well done to Jamie on his confident and clear presentation.
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