Heritage Week in Dunleer is a success

The newly formed Dunleer and District Historical Society had some very sopecial events over the last weekend for Heritage Week

The newly formed Dunleer and District Historical Society had some very sopecial events over the last weekend for Heritage Week

They also organised tours of Barmeath Castle Gardens and Dunleer Mill on Saturday and Sunday.

The proceeds from the tour of the castle went to St Vincent de Paul.

They also held a genealogy workshop conducted by Alan Hand who helped people trace their roots.

THE Dunleer and District Historical Society covers the mid-Louth areas of Ardee, Castlebellingham, Collon, Dromin, Dunleer and Kilsaran.

The idea for a local area historical society came from Dunleer people who had submitted articles to the Dunleer parish magazine Lann Léire Review. Jonathan Clinton is the society’s chairman and has held the post since the society was formed in February.

“A lot of interest in the history of Dunleer appeared in the book From Lann Léire to Dunleer, A photographic Journey, which was published a few years ago,” said Jonathan.

“The Lann Léire Review has also published many historical articles and numerous photographs are on our website – www.midlouthhistory.com

“Our society website is used to communicate with the wider membership and to share materials of interest.