Glaslough Village Heritage Trail

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Location: Glaslough, Monaghan

Starting beside the Famine Monument and finishing at Saint Salvator’s Church the trail follows a route of 2 kilometres, open for all to enjoy, around the village and into the Castle Leslie estate. The trail reveals many stories of time past and present, telling us why railways were once the life of rural communities, how superstition once influenced burial practices and explaining Glaslough’s past role as a centre of agricultural innovation and market town. It also describes the differences between life upstairs and downstairs in a great house, and discusses some of the colourful characters who have stayed in Glaslough over the years. This easy to follow trail through the village of Glaslough is part of Ireland’s Ancient East, a network of stories in the landscape stretching back 5,000 years.