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Recent history

In the 1970s a shop was run from what is now the dining room in the cottage by "Miss 'Baby' Herity and her petite shop," mentioned in this article by James Nelson.

When you think Ireland, think small - an account by Michael Waugh of a visit to John Joe Herity, Baby's brother, and former pilot for ships entering Sligo harbour.

Description of Raghley harbour from the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage

 

Renovation

Pictures of the cottage before and during renovation 2006-2009...

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1837 map

1837 Ordnance Survey map showing Raghly Click image to view larger. 1837 Ordnance Survey map showing Raghly available online from Sligo Library.

 

A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)

RAUGHLEY, a village, in the parish of Drumcliff, barony of Lower Carbery, county of Sligo, and province of Connaught, 10 miles (N. W.) from Sligo; containing 122 inhabitants. This place, which is situated on the north side of the bay of Sligo, takes its name from a small elevated peninsula connected with the sand hills on the shore by a long narrow isthmus ;

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The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland (1846)

RAGHLEY, or Raughley, a peninsula, and a fishing-village and harbour, in the parish of Dromcliffe, barony of Carbery, co. Sligo, Connaught. The termination of the peninsula is the most westerly land in the barony, and lies 7 1/4 miles north-west of Sligo, in a straight line, but 10 miles by the nearest practicable road. The peninsula commences in the vicinity of Lissadill-house

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Account by Cpt. O'Brien on the effects of famine (1847)

Parliamentary papers, Volume 52: RELIEF OF DISTRESS (IRELAND)

CORRESPONDENCE From January to March 1847
RELATING TO
THE MEASURES ADOPTED
FOR THE
RELIEF OF THE DISTRESS IN IRELAND
BOARD OF WORKS SERIES SECOND PART
Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty
LONDON

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Contact

Maeve:
maeve.obeirne@gmail.com

Richard:
obeirne.r@gmail.com

+353838183056

2017 Rates

Note: the cottage is not currently available for rent.


  • 4-night weekend: EUR 300
  • 7 nights: EUR 490

Minimum charge is 4 nights; sorry, no pets!

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