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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 […]


Art, Myth And Folklore At Ballagh, Inishowen

From the picturesque town of Malin, you can follow a series of quirky signs entitled “paintings”. On arrival you will encounter a collection of lovingly restored traditional buildings. At the front door of a large ivy covered building you will be welcomed by acclaimed artist and native of Malin, Ros Harvey, who will guide you […]


Wild Atlantic Views Along The Inishowen Head Loop, Donegal

Following the Inishowen 100 scenic drive and Wild Atlantic Way coastal route you will pass a stretch of coast that follows the expanse of Lough Foyle to the rich green fields of the Inishowen countryside. The Inishowen Head Loop is located 4kms North-East of the fishing village of Greencastle. The trail head is well signposted […]


Nancys Barn, Ballyliffin Crowned World Chowder Champion

Kieran Duey and the team from Nancy’s Barn in Ballyliffin will return to Donegal World Champions for their tasty Seafood Chowder. At the 36th Annual Great Chowder Cook Off Nancy’s Barn fought off some stiff competition in Rhode Island to earn the title of Seafood Chowder Champion.  You can see the team below, at Fort […]


Nancy’s Barn In Inishowen To Compete in World Chowder Championships

Nancy’s Barn, is a restaurant housed in a beautiful converted stone building at the heart of Ballyliffin Village, in the Inishowen Peninsula, Donegal. Nancy’s Barn, a quirky and innovative bistro, has been thriving on a well-deserved reputation of serving up delicious, culinary treats. People have come from all over to sample their award-winning seafood chowder […]


From Beach To Castle At Pollan Bay, Inishowen Co. Donegal

A short distance from the picturesque village of Ballyliffin on the North Western tip of the Inishowen Peninsula you can experience a stunning beach walk. Wild Atlantic Views Along The Pollan Bay Walk, Inishowen Parking is provided beside Pollan Bay, where, you will begin your journey across a 5km scenic stretch of sand with stunning views […]


Teachín Choin; A Traditional Cottage In Inishowen, Donegal

Teachín Choin is a beautiful traditional thatched cottage situated in the North Eastern region of Inishowen. On approach to the cottage you will experience a rugged landscape dotted with green fields, complimented by the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean. Traditional Comforts At Teachín Choin Cottage, Inishowen, Donegal Known locally as Conn’s, you will notice the […]


Celebrating 40 Years Of Star Wars

Star Wars celebrates its fortieth year of awesomeness this month having graced our screens on the 25th of May 1977. Unsurprisingly, this visual masterpiece, grew to be a huge success smashing previous box office sales held by Jaws. When Star Wars Fever was in its height in the summer of 1977,  this out of the […]


Events in Inishowen

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