Fodor's Expert Review St. George's Heritage & Visitor Centre

Carrick-on-Shannon Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

Restored by a local heritage group, St. George's Heritage & Visitor Centre occupies St. George's (Church of Ireland), built in 1827. The bright interior houses the Telford Organ (built in 1846), the magnificent altarpiece entitled The Adoration of the Shepherds (painted in 1831 by the Swedish artist Carl Gustave Plagemann), and dazzling displays of ecclesiastical silver. But many eyes will be focused on the array of motorized banners choreographed to rise and fall to classical organ music, as they unfurl the names of more than 270 Leitrim men killed during World War I. A central theme is "Twin Traditions," the mingling of Gaelic and Planter cultures entwined for the past 400 years. Next door, the story of Leitrim is told in a lyrical 10-minute film, Leitrim: Enduring and Enchanting, in the visitor center.

Museum/Gallery Historical Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

St. Mary's Close
Co. Leitrim  Ireland

071-962–1757

www.carrickheritage.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €5, Closed weekends Oct.–Apr.

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