This is the first confirmed sighting of a red squirrel at Clonalis in 33 years. Seen and very welcome at our bird feeder this morning
Friday, June 14th 2013 – Clonalis House is hosting the launch of The Historic Houses of Roscommon weekend.
The weekend will begin with the introduction of ‘The Passport’ which will enable visitors to visit each property at a discounted rate, followed by a talk on each of the Houses …
King House Boyle
Strokestown Park House
At each of the Historic Houses of Roscommon the talk will be given by the owners or managers of the property.
There is a programme of events arranged on Saturday and Sunday in King House, Strokestown Park House and Castlecoote.
To mark the year of ‘The Gathering’, on 20th September 2013, the O’Conor Family invite members of the O’Connor clan to join them from all over the world for a day of celebration of the history and archeology of this famous Irish clan.
The programme for the day will be made up of lectures and site visits and we hope that those who attend will leave with a sense of their heritage and roots.
The day begins at 10am with registration and coffee.
10.30am – Welcome by Pyers O’Conor Nash
followed by lecture on the O’Connors of Connaught by Dr Kieran O’Conor, NUI Galway
11.30am – Tour of Clonalis House given by Pyers O’Conor Nash
12.15 – Depart for Ballintubber Castle
12.30 – Tour of Ballintubber Castle given by Dr Nial Brady
Depart for Roscommon town
3.10pm – Convene in car park of the Abbey Hotel Roscommon for a tour of The Abbey followed by a visit to Roscommon Castle
Talk and lecture of both sites to be given by Dr Kieran O’Conor
6.00pm – Meeting and chat in Abbey Hotel to be followed by dinner with music and a closing address by O’Conor Don
We do hope that people will stay for the week end in County Roscommon – to visit all of the other visitor attractions and sample the friendliness and hospitality of the people of Roscommon.
Ronane B&B | Telephone: +353(0) 949620431
Armcashel B&B | Telephone: +353 (0) 949620117
Fallons B&B | Telephone: +353(0) 949621183
The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon | Telephone: +353(0) 906626240
Tully’s Hotel, Castlerea | Telephone: +353(0) 949620200
Gleeson’s Townhouse, Roscommon | Telephone: +353(0) 906626954
Castlecoote House | Telephone: +353(0) 906663794
In November 2012 Clonalis House and Estate was used for another photoshoot, this time for Carrig Donn to promote their knitwear for the American market.
Everyone worked very hard for three days and, as it did not rain, there were lots of wonderful outdoor shots. We are really looking forward to seeing the resulting brochure.
In October we had a photoshoot at Clonalis House for Irish Country Magazine, Winter 2012.
We were delighted with article and the wonderful photography of Ramona Farrelly.