6 July 2012 One Comment by The Northern Standard

The free walking tour aims to promote Carrickmacross and highlight the rich heritage that this market town has to offer.
The tour visits buildings including the Workhouse, Fever Hospital, Carrickmacross Lace Gallery, St. Joseph’s Church and St. Finbarr’s Church and Essex Castle, in addition to many other stops along the way.
This tour is for people of all ages, and welcomes people from Carrickmacross and its surrounding areas, as well as tourists from further afield.
The walking tours commence at 11am and meet at Carrickmacross Courthouse every Saturday. You can find the meeting point marked on Facebook Check-ins via smart phones.
Last Saturday, Charles, one of the tour guides, took 17 people hailing from Carrickmacross, Dublin, England, and America, on this voyage of discovery. They found the tour to be very informative and entertaining. There were three small children on the tour and they seemed to enjoy themselves and listened attentively to the guide.
Natives of Carrickmacross were amazed by the town’s fascinating past, and found that they learned even more about their local history and heritage.
The tour gives everyone a sense of how much the town has developed and modernised over the years, and shows how some of the oldest buildings in Carrickmacross are still in use today.
Tradition and modernity compliment each other here, but older traditions like paying a toll at Penny Bridge are not observed anymore!
The tour finished up with a complimentary tea or coffee, which was sponsored this week by The Fiddler’s.
The Carrickmacross Walking Tour is well worth a visit. It departs every Saturday from Easter to Halloween at 11am from the Courthouse. This initiative is promoted and funded by Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce, check out Facebook or www.carrickmacrosschamber.com

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  • Dermot O'Brien said:

    Sounds really interesting, love to go on it next time I get to CMX