Read here all about The Coolera Cultural Trail, a signposted driving route around the Coolera peninsula that brings you to places of archaeological, historic or cultural interest.

These pages will give you the history, overview and directions to fascinating places, some well-known, some less so. For safety reasons, the signs are located in parking areas at or beside each site.

Learn about how a hurricane buried the first Strandhill village in sand; how St Patrick his tooth; how people used to call to Dolly Higgins’ cottage to swap stories; of St Anne’s church where parishioners who died at sea are remembered; of the walking trails through Rathcarrick forest around Knocknarea; how Ransboro got its name; of land agitation, oyster raids, carved box tombs and much more.

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