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William Carleton and his Connections

Tel: 028 7963 1510

Enjoy the Clogher Valley scenery and stories along the Carleton Trail named after the highly acclaimed 19th Century Irish novelist William Carleton (1794-1869) who spent his childhood in and around Clogher but later moved to Dublin and became an establishment figure.

Our journey will begin with a tea/coffee break at Corick House, once home to Carleton's landlord, the Revd John Benjamin Story. After an introduction to Carleton's local connections, the tour moves on to St Macartan's Cathedral in Clogher and then to St Macartan’s (the Forth) Chapel. The final part of the tour will take us past Carleton’s Cottage, one of the childhood homes of Carleton, who was well versed in Irish folklore and described by Yeats as ‘the great novelist of Ireland’ and a 'great Irish historian' who recorded the sights and sounds of the world around him before returning back to Corick House.

Meeting Point: 9.15am at The Burnavon, Cookstown for coach pick up. Free parking is available beside the Burnavon. Return coach transfer from the Burnavon to Clogher provided.

Price £25pp includes coach, tour, refreshments and a light lunch. Booking essential.

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