Heritage & Genealogy

Ballinamore in Co Leitrim is an area rich in Heritage. Evidence of traditional buildings can be seen all around the town of Ballinamore, such as the Bridge with its 19th century arches on the main approach road into town. This dates from the original building of the Ballinamore - Ballyconnell canal during famine times in Ireland. The Church of Ireland on Church St and the Courthouse on High St are very attractive heritage buildings. The old Railway Building at the top of the town is in beautiful condition. Fifty years of the closing of the railway was marked recently with the unveiling of a railway gate and signal post.

The heritage of the area can be explored and enjoyed in a range of attractions and facilities in the vicinity of Ballinamore such as Glenview Folk Museum, Fenagh Abbey, Fenagh Heritage Centre, and County Leitrim Geneaology Centre in Ballinamore. Also a number of Holy Wells are dotted around the area.and close to Oughteragh cemetery is St Brigids Well More information on all of these can be found in Leitrim County Library, Main St, Ballinamore.


Stokestown House Famine Museum   Costello Chapel Carrick-on-Shannon   Fenagh Visitors Centre


Leitrim Genealogy Centre - Ballinamore


If your ancestors came from Co. Leitrim and you would like to find out about them you will find a wealth of information here.


Fenagh Heritage Centre


Steeped in history Fenagh has two abbeys and various and very significant archaeological sites in the surrounding fields. Explanations, descriptions and maps can be viewed in the heritage centre.


Sean Mac Diarmada Homestead

Visit the home of a leading Irish revolutionary and signatory of the 1916 Proclamation of the Republic.


Costello Chapel


This tiny but exquisite memorial was designed and built as a burial place for Mary Josephine Costello, who died on October 6, 1877. Costello Chapel, the smallest in Ireland and the second smallest in the entire world, is 16 feet long and 12 feet wide.


Strokestown House Famine Museum


The Great Irish famine of the 1840′s is now regarded as the single greatest social disaster of 19th century Europe. The Museum has a strong educational focus and seeks to create a greater awareness of the horrors of contemporary famine by demonstrating the link between the causes of the Great Irish Famine of the 1840′s and the ongoing spectacle of famine in the developing world today.


Leitrim County Library - Ballinamore



Sligo Folk Park


This community based attraction provides a true experience of rural life and Irish heritage at the turn of the late 19th century. 



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