Self-Catering Accommodation at The Schoolhouse at Annaghmore
The Schoolhouse at Annaghmore
Attractive two bedroom rural building located by the Owenmore River and surrounded by mature woodland.
Beyond our expectations and so romantic for our first anniversary!
Great place – very cosy, very relaxing and very romantic. Thank you Irish Landmark Trust.
Simply splendid. The highlight of our first visit to Ireland.
Built in the 1860s, The Schoolhouse, Annaghmore is an attractive rural building picturesquely located by the Owenmore River and surrounded by mature woodland. The building retains many original decorative features including ornamental wooden bargeboards and lattice windows surmounted by wooden hood mouldings.S ome 19th Century schoolhouse furnishings still survive including the schoolhouse fireplace, coat hooks and chalkboards.
The Schoolhouse in Annaghmore was built to educate local children. Nowadays it’s cosy vestibule leads through to a light filled sitting room where an open fire adds a welcoming glow to the double height living room. Sligo town’s bustling streets are peppered with small boutiques, cafes and bars, as well as a myriad of craft shops offering many handmade crafts including jewellery, pottery and knitwear.
There is local folklore surrounding the last tenant of the schoolhouse. Hughie Savage was a bachelor who farmed on the other side of the Owenmore river and kept cattle in the mountains. He lived at Annaghmore without electricity or running water and did not have a bank account. He kept all his money in a tin box which legend says is still buried somewhere at Annaghmore since it has never been found!
Approximate location of The Schoolhouse at Annaghmore, Collooney, Co. Sligo