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Archaeology in the Inishowen Peninsula

Lands Of Eogain Festival ~ Inishowen And The Early Christian World

The Lands Of Eogain Festival welcomed local and international speakers to the Market House Clonmany for a weekend of talks, music and discussion.The festival kicked off with a welcome by local archaeologist Rosemarie Doherty, followed by an engaging discussion about Inishowen Heritage between archaeologists; Colm O’ Brien, Brian Lacey and the audience. The night ended […]


Inishowen Welcomes Mabel Colhoun Exhibition

The Buncrana Library were delighted to welcome the temporary exhibition of artefacts and personal belongings of Heritage Pioneer; Mabel R. Colhoun. The collection is located within the Library offering both locals and visitors an opportunity to view a wonderful collection of objects. Launch Of Mabel Colhoun Exhibition; Buncrana Library, Inishowen Co. Donegal The exhibition launch […]


Hidden Histories ~ Amy Young And Inishowen Heritage

Heritage Week in Inishowen, Donegal has brought to light not only the rich culture of the region but individuals that made significant contributions to our understanding of its past today. The Lands Of Eogain Heritage group hosted their second event entitled “Amy Young in Inishowen Heritage” to celebrate the life and work of heritage pioneer […]


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 […]


Events in Inishowen

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