Traditional Cottage - Forge - Archive

The Coleman Cottage and Archive is located at Mount Irwin, Knockgraine close to the original Coleman homestead.  The Archive contains an impressive collection of traditional Irish Music.

The Traditional Cottage

Coleman Cottage The farmhouse cottage is a replica of the original Coleman home, which will give visitors a unique insight into how people lived in the early twentieth century in Ireland. The building has three rooms, is constructed of red and white limestone and is roofed in traditional thatch. The cottage contains everyday cooking utensils, furniture, crockery and other artifacts, which date back to the 1920's. These give the visitor a living representation of life during that time.


The Forge

Black Smith working A traditional style forge, which played an important part in the development of traditional style music in the Killaville area, forms an annex to the reception and is constructed using red and white sandstone and has a tiled roof. An antique manual forge bellows housed here, readily conjures up images of a bygone era.


The Archive

Story teller In the reception building is housed the music archive, which is managed in conjunction with Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and forms the most comprehensive collection of Sligo traditional music and song in existence. The collection features musicians past and present and is intended as a reference facility for serious students of traditional music at third level and beyond. If you would like to learn more about the archive or if you have recordings, which could be contributed to the archive, please do not hesitate to contact us at