History of Gweedore

While there is evidence of earlier settlers in Gweedore such as the remains of a medieval church in Magheragallan, prehistoric kitchen middens ón Gola Island & the Ogham stones in Sraith na Cille, it's though that the more permanent settlers whose descendants still occupy the area today didn't arrive until the 17th century.

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Landlordism in Gweedore, Gweedore

Up until the 19th century, the population of the parish remained low and it's thought that a good rel...

Created On: 21st Dec '16

Bunbeg Harbour, Gweedore

Landowner Lord George Hill created the port in the late 1830s to encourage fishing. He built a grain ...

Created On: 3rd Jan '17

The first settlers in Gweedore, Gweedore

The Ulster Plantations (1609) played a large part in the formation of the Parish. Native families wer...

Created On: 21st Dec '16

Church of Ireland, Dunlewey, Gweedore

Jane Smith Russel commisioned the church as a memorial to her husband, James Russel who was landlord ...

Created On: 22nd Jan '17

Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Gweedore
From the very first day of opening there has been a comprehensive framework of activities that presents the people of our comm...
Member since 29th Nov '16

Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair, Gweedore
Preservation & Promotion of Irish Language & Culture  
Member since 7th Mar '17

Gweedore Community Library, Gweedore
Community Library and Europe Direct Centre in the Gaeltacht. Services Available: Free WiFi Computers and Internet
Member since 8th Mar '17

Teach Mhuiris, Gweedore

Teach Mhuiris was originally built 1860; it was refurbished in the 1980’s when it was saved from demo...

Created On: 23rd Jan '17

Errigal Hostel, Gweedore
A luxurious and modern hostel located in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht Errigal Hostel, Dunlewey, offers stunning views of the wild untamed ...
Member since 1st Dec '16

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