Help save Hastings Farmhouse!
Since 2012, Dúchas na Sionna has been working to preserve a local landmark, Hastings Farmhouse, used as a safe house during the War of Independence. However, despite our efforts, the cob structure is deteriorating and the expert advice is that only a full restoration will secure the building for the future. For more detailed background information, you can learn about the history of Hastings Farmhouse and the story of General Lucas in other pages on this website.
The Lucas family are currently publishing the letters written by the General to his wife during the period of his captivity in 1920. To view the letters go to: chtl.co.uk
Fundraising and Publicity
We are now embarking on a fundraising campaign to fully restore the building for community use. Our video created by Dúchas na Sionna and Shannon Archaeological & Historical Society outlines the story of the farmhouse, it’s use as a safe house to accommodate General Lucas during the War of Independence and the proposed restoration.
If you would like to help to preserve this heritage landmark in Shannon you can donate through our Go fund Me Page.
All donations will be gratefully received.