Clonalis House in Castlerea has won a prestigious heritage award.
The historic house and estate was the ancestral home of the O'Connor family, former Kings of Connacht and High Kings of Ireland.
Clonalis House has been lovingly restored over the years, and opens as a guest house from April to September each year, as part of the Hidden Ireland collection.
Tours of the historic house are also offered to the public during the Summer months,
and people can view the beautifully-restored house, as well as its extensive library and archive, and the harp of renowned blind harpist Turlough O'Carolan.
The Historic Houses of Ireland O'Flynn Group Heritage Prize - which is now in its second year and highlights the work of people committed to preserving historic Irish houses - has been awarded to Clonalis, which is now occupied by Richard and Carol-Anne O'Connor Nash.
Carol-Anne told Midwest News this evening that they're only custodians of the property, which holds such an important place in Ireland's history....