“I was located at a little
town called Drumsna, or rather village, in the county Leitrim,
where the postmaster had come to some sorrow about his money; and
my friend John Merivale was staying with me for a day or two. As
we were taking a walk in that most uninteresting country, we turned
up through a deserted gateway, along a weedy, grass-grown avenue,
till we came to the modern ruins of a country house. It was one of
the most melancholy spots I ever visited. I will not describe it
here, because I have done so in the first chapter of my first novel.
We wandered about the place, suggesting to each other causes for
the misery we saw there, and, while I was still among the ruined
walls and decayed beams, I fabricated the plot of The Macdermots
of Ballycloran.” Anthony Trollope.
The poetic inspiration that AT took from Drumsna and the surrounds of Ballycloran Castle also inspired the people of Drumsna in their own artistic endeavor with the making of Ballycloran Revisited in 2006.
The story of the making of Ballcloran Revisited can be found here
and you may still be able to purchase a DVD copy of the movie by contacting Drumsna Development Association or firstname.lastname@example.org
And there it could have rested but this is Drumsna and we had so much fun making the first movie that we did it all again in 2010, find out about that time here.
And that is the end of that, or is it…