Drumkeeran

  • Sunday, 22 July 2012 14:34

History:

Drumkeeran Heritage Centre - The Heritage Centre is a reconstructed stone cottage and farmyard.  A range of folklife artifacts and farm machinery is on display.  The cottage is open daily during the summer and the cafe is opened year round.

Creevelea Iornworks - As early as 1640 there were iorn works in this area.  This 19th century ironworks is approximately 4 miles outside Drumkeeran on the Tawnylea road.  It is said that iron from here was used in the construction of the Halfpenny Bridge over the river Liffey in Dublin and part of the Tay Bridge in Scotland.  An impressive blast furnace is all that remains today.

Drumkeeran

Local areas of Interest:

The Owengar wood, located just outside Drumkeeran is a semi-natural deciduous woodland.  It is one of the few remaining wet woodlands in the region.

 

 

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