a walk through limavady’s past

Over the last few weeks, I have been busy planning and carrying out research for the town heritage trail walking tours which are taking place on Saturday 13th and Thursday 18th August. The tours will depart from the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre/Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró at 12noon and will explore the history of the town’s key streets including Main Street, Catherine Street and Connell Street.

In preparation for the tours I walked along the route last week with Julianne who is currently volunteering with me at the arts centre and Green Lane Museum. The amount of fascinating features we came across overwhelmed us- original doorways with decorative glasswork and columns from the late Georgian and Victorian eras; inscribed guttering on the courthouse; cast iron railings and gates on Albert Terrace; even a stone lion looking down at shoppers on Market Street! By taking the time to really look around the streets, so many details came to light that we hadn’t noticed before and which really enhanced our appreciation for the architecture which exists in the town.

I encourage anyone interested in the history of Limavady to come along to one of the tours, whether you are a tourist visiting the area for the very first time or a lifelong resident. Places on the tours are free but are limited to 15 people per tour. To book a place, call Limavady Tourist Information Centre on 028 7776 0650.

This entry was posted on August 8th, 2011 at 12:26 pm by Victoria Newberry

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