Entries by Moy River

Home-produced Eggs

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Well here at Moy River it was the chicken but way back in agricultural history, it was probably the egg! I have been keeping hen for over 25 years now. It all was inspired by a trip to the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh in Northern […]

Dawn Chorus Fundraiser

 Moy River B&B will host a fundraiser in aid of Crumlin Childrens Hospital on the morning of May 9th. It starts with a walk in the woods at 6am to hear the Dawn Chorus, followed by buffet breakfast in Moy River. Michael Bell of Birdwatch Ireland will walk with the group identifying the various early […]

Local Walking Festival

South Sligo Walking Festival is taking place this coming May Bank Holiday weekend (Sat 2nd – Mon 4th) This festival of walking has been taking place in the Ox Mountains near Aclare in Co. Sligo for many years now and has grown into a great weekend for visitors and locals alike. The local organisers, the […]

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 […]