Entries by Moy River

Genealogy Research

Tracing your Family Tree – maybe we can help. We have a good local knowledge of family names, places were records are held and as well as web-based archives. If you are searching for your family origins in South Sligo, Moy River B&B is a great base. The Griffith Valuations of 1858, the 1901 and […]

FAIRTRADE at Moy River

From Ghana to Cloonacool – Adam Pampuri visits Tubbercurry to promote FAIRTRADE products. Adam is a cashew nut farmer from Ghana in West Africa. He is not just a farmer however but also a world ambassador for the FAIRTRADE organisation. He toured Ireland recently thanking retailers and their customers alike for their respective promotion and […]

Snowdrops and Daffodils

  Spring has arrived in Cloonacool and at Moy River B&B. Last week was a real celebration for a few reasons. The snowdrops peeped over ground and are always a welcome display being the first flowers of the year. Our first batch of chickens hatched and on that same night, we had our first full […]

Living History

An informal talk on local man, Fr. Denis O’Hara (1850 – 1922), political activist and advocate for the poor. Fr. Denis O’Hara served as a priest in the diocese of Achonry from his ordination in Maynooth in 1873 untill his death in Kiltimagh in 1922. His first appointments after his ordination was as curate in […]

Ghost Stories

Candlelight shadows on the walls and showers on the tin roof – Hollowe’en came early. The kitchen was packed for stories of ghostly encounters, strange happenings, mystery horsemen and banshees.

Living History

A group of children from our local school visited to learn how people lived 100 – 150 years ago. The paraffin lamps and the fresh soda bread baked on the open fire, were a big hit! We were delighted to be part of their history project. The children were facinated by many aspects of the cottage […]