Efforts Underway To Ensure Famous Shannon Historic Site Restored

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Efforts are underway to ensure a famous historic site in Shannon is fully restored and protected into the future.

Hastings Cottage in Illaunamanagh was one of a number of safe houses used during the War of Independence and was once used to keep a high ranking British officer imprisoned.

The heritage organisation – Duchas na Sionna are proposing to do a full restoration on the ruin and to run workshops during the course of the restoration.


Following a briefing to a special meeting of Shannon Municipal District, Olive Carey of Duchas na Sionna has outlined what they’re hoping to do: