Lurganboy

  • Monday, 23 July 2012 17:51

Lurganboy is a quiet village located 1 mile from Manorhamilton along the R280 route.

History:

Poundhill was the site of the Irish camp in the 1641 rebellion. O’Rourkes Castle or Caislean Na Chairte is where gunpowder was used for the first time in Ireland, the castle is now a ruin.

Sport:

Lurganboy is amalgamated with the Glencar/Manorhamilton football team.  More information can be found on the following website www.glencarmanor.com

Areas of Special Interest:

Lurganboy Church of Ireland Church - This church was built in 1862 and is located on the outskirts of Lurganboy on a elevated setting and stands within a late medieval artillery fort.  The church is made of corrugated-iron and is a rare example of such, it retains many original features. 

Milltown Wood Trail - Lurganboy has recreational walks around the village.  This walk takes you through a wooded area along the Bonet river.  There are also trails in the Ballyglass and Cranny woods.

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