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Category Archives: Archaeology

Archaeology in the Inishowen Peninsula

Hidden Archaeology In Inishowen

The “Morton God Dolmen” as it is known locally, is an impressive archaeological monument set in the ancient area of Eskaheen/Iskaheen. In the Irish language ‘Uisce Chaoin’ translates to mean “Pure Water”.The name is thought to have originated from a holy well in the area that had curative powers. Inishowen’s Largest Portal Tomb The monument […]


Cataloguing The Life And Work Of Mabel Colhoun (1905-1992)

The West Inishowen History and Heritage Society gave a fascinating talk at the Tower Museum in Derry City, about their ongoing work and experiences cataloging the Mabel Colhoun Archive. Two talks, delivered by the society’s Vice Chair; John McCarron and project Coordinator Dr Liam Gorry, provided an insight into the developments of the project and some […]


Celebrating The Life And Work Of Mabel Colhoun In Inishowen

The sun was shining on the Inishowen coast during the Lands Of Eogain event which celebrated the contribution of Mabel Colhoun to our understanding of heritage in Inishowen. The seminar was hosted in the beautiful Presbyterian Church and Hall in Lagg, Malin, a location with stunning views of Trawbreaga Bay. Crowds gathered, see below, at the […]


Castles By The Sea, Carrickabraghy Castle, Inishowen

Carrickabraghy Castle, pictured above, is an impressive historic building located on the North Western Tip of the Isle of Doagh, in the Inishowen Peninsula. With commanding views towards Pollan Bay, Glashedy Island and the Atlantic this building tells the story of previous rulers and political events that shaped the landscape at the time. You will […]


Halloween Traditions In Ireland

From Samhain to Halloween The Celts were an ancient influential society made up of loosely connected tribes that shared similar cultural beliefs and artistic styles. Amongst the traditions incorporated in Ireland, was the importance of the changing seasons and a fear, but respect for the dead. The Celts divided the year into two halves; the […]


Inishowen: An Ancient Landscape

Inishowen is an ancient area that spans 1000s of years, visible archaeological monuments that occupy the landscape testify to that fact. Yet recent discoveries at Cooley Moville, pictured below and Carndonagh have proven, that much more can be learnt about the Peninsula and its important ecclesiastical past by looking beneath the surface. The Bernician Studies […]


Events in Inishowen

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