Access Keys:

Scoil Naomh Molaise, Grange, Co. Sligo

Raughly Harbour


Past & Present

Ø  Raghly Harbour is a fishing harbour located on a peninsula in the parish of Maugherow.

Ø  The harbour was built in 1840.

Ø  The original pier was built with rubble stone, slightly battered quay walling and rubble stone sea wall.

Ø  The single storey boathouse was built in 1840.

Ø  The harbour was built to be a coastal fishing harbour.

Ø  Coast guard station at Raghly was built in 1840.

Ø  Harbour underwent an improvement project in which a new concrete harbour for fishing vessels was built in 2010.

Ø  The boathouse was improved in 2011 and is now in use.

Ø  Harbour houses several fishermen’s boats today.

Ø  Coast guard station is now a ruin standing tall in a nearby field.

Ø  A security system was put in place with CCTV, as the fishing trade in Raghly has increased.

Ø  Local folklore reports that during the famine in the 1840’s, Sir Robert Gore-Booth, landlord of Lissadell Estate hired a ‘coffin ship’ (called the Pomona’) in which many tenants were made board for lack of rent. The boat left Raghly and never made it past Corraun Rock. The boat sank and the people perished in the bay.

Ø  The head of Raghly is 2 kilometres. It is home to panoramic views taking in Lissadell, Benbulben, Rosses Point, Strandhill, Knocknarea and the OxMountains to the South.

Last changed: Jan 16 2016 at 11:29 PM