Unveiling of Bust in honour of Susan Langstaff Mitchell (1866-1926)Irish writer and poet known for her satirical verse at the entrance to Church Lane off Main Street, Carrick on Shannon
Parish of Kiltullagh (Ballinlough)
In concert at St. George's Church, Carrick-on Shannon.
Friday 17th October at 8.30p.m.
Proceeds - Church Restoration Fund.
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"The Dead Buried By The Dying
The Great Famine In Leitrim" ( Merrion Press )
By Gerard Mac Atasney.
This shocking new history records the Great Famine in County Leitrim with unprecedented depth, making use of records not previously used in any earlier studies. Using these records , MacAtasney seeks to reveal the extent to which both the environmental conditions and the British authorities played a part in altering the life of Co. Leitrim forever.
In 1841 the population of Leitrim was 155.000; ten years later it had declined by forty thousand.
MacAtasney's absorbing study gives substance to these figures with astonishing revelations which are comprehensive and compelling given that the author's findings are contained within the most detailed account of the famine at a local level yet to be written.
Gerard MacAtasney is the author of numerous publications on Irish history......
"Tom Clarke- Life , Liberty, Revolution".
The Other Famine- The 1822 Crisis in Co. Leitrim".
"The Hidden Famine-Poverty ,Hunger, Sectarianism in Belfast"(with Christine Kinealy)
"Leitrim and the Croppies" and he has also contributed to "The Atlas of the Great Irish Famine".
This latest publication is available to purchase now.
A Concert performance of "Music of The Night" featuring Deirdre McCabe (Soprano)
Eoin Hynes (Tenor)
Owen Gilhooly (Baritone)
The 3 of Us
Mick Blake & Musicians
Edwina Guckian & Dancers
Students of the DIT Conservatory of Music & R.I.A.M.
Mary Scarlett (Accompanist)
Venue:- St George's Church, Carrick on Shannon
Date:- 12th September 2014
To book please contact St George's Heritage Centre Telephone No:- 0719621757
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"YES I AM" Just one of the new songs being performed by the Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir on Friday 4th April 2014 at 8.30pm in St George's Church and Heritage Centre, Carrick on Shannon. The newly formed Quartet within the choir will perform some beautiful new song, with Regina O'Carolan, Maryann McBrien and Pearl Kielty supported by the choir will perform the three new songs composed by Tish Dunleavy. The show will commence at 8.30pm and will finish at 10.30pm. Proceeds will go to St George's Church with a donation to Marie McKiernan for an orphanage in Ethiopia.
Come along and enjoy this lovely musical evening while supporting this beautiful venue.
Admission €10 Euro
For further details:- Please contact St Georges Heritage and Visitors Centre Telephone No 071-9621757
Unveiling of Plaque and sealing of the Time Capsule, which was presented by President Michael D Higgins to Mr John Bredin at the opening ceremony of Carrick on the Shannon 400 celebrations
The above event will take place at the Cairn"A Tribute to our Ancestors" in the Famine Memorial Graveyard, St Patrick's Hospital, Carrick on Shannon on Monday 23rd December 2013 at 11.00am.
St Georges Heritage and Visitors Centre would like to wish all our Customers and Visitors a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2014.
The Plantation of County Leitrim
New History Book by Dr. Gerard McAtasney was recently launched in St. George's Heritage and Visitor Centre on 27th September 2013.
As a follow on to this exciting book 4 lectures were held, two in County Leitrim and two in County Fermanagh. The lectures were given by the writer Dr. Gerard McAtasney to give an insight on the contents of the book "The Plantation of County Leitrim" 1585-1670.
To coincide with this publication a School Study Pack has being developed and is currently being distributed to all primary schools in County Leitrim.
St. George's Heritage & Visitor Centre is delighted to announce not one but two Christmas concerts to be held in St Georges Church this December 2013.
The Sweet Gospel Choir on Sunday 8th December 2013 @ 8.00pm. Tickets €10 with proceeds going to local charities.
Sing for Pleasure Choir on Wednesday 18th December 2013 @ 7.30pm. Tickets €7 with proceeds going to local charities.
For further details - Contact- St. Georges Heritage Centre on 071 9621757
Turas is an exciting new play which explores the tumultuous events of the last 400 years of Ireland's history and in particular as they pertain to counties Leitrim and Fermanagh. Turas is a revealing and enthralling journey in story, song and verse through a shared history which has shaped the cultural identity and personality and all Ireland's peoples.
This new drama is part of the Twin Traditions Initiative promoted by Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group, which works with both adult and young people from Enniskillen and Carrick-on-Shannon. This initiative is only made possible through the generous support received from the International Fund for Ireland, Leitrim County Council, Fermanagh District Council and County Leitrim Entreprise Board.
Turas will be preformed in the following venues:
The Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of October @ 8p.m. For bookings - phone (028) 66325440 or online www.ardhowentheatre.com.
The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of November @ 8.30p.m. For bookings - phone 071 9650828 or online www.thedock.ie.
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Heritage Group Announces the Launch of the Sensory Garden at St. Patrick's Hospital in Carrick-on- Shannon
The newly created Sensory Garden will be launched by singer/songwriter Charlie McGettigan at 2pm on the grounds of the hospital during their Annual Fete on Sunday,15th September 2013.
The purpose of a sensory garden is to stimulate the senses (hearing,seeing,tasting,touching and smelling) of the visitor in a relaxed atmosphere where they are encouraged to explore and enjoy the many plants and shrubs.
This Garden is available to the general public and is a must on your tour of Carrick's historic amenities such as the Famine Workhouse Attic and Famine Graveyard - St George's Heritage & Visitor Centre, the Costello Memorial Chapel and the Historical Society's Local History Centre.
The Garden has been developed as a partnership between the Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group and the Hospital's Patient Comfort Fund Committee.
The Heritage Group has received funding from the Leitrim Development Company under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 & the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Such crutial support is gratefully acknowledged, as is the support of the Hospital's Patient Comfort Fund Committee.
Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group