Arthur Cooper and his wife Sarah lived in a sixteenth century fortified house on the River Unsin, near the pretty village of Riverstown. The story goes that, in the early 1750s, they engaged an architect, placed two buckets of gold sovereigns on the ground and instructed him to build a suitable house on a hill in the middle of their County Sligo estate, named Cooper’s Hill to perpetuate the family name. Reputedly, when the last sovereign was spent the walls had scarcely risen above the ground so Cooper was forced to sell land to complete the building.

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Coopershill, Riverstown, Sligo

t: +353 71 9165108



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