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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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

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

Logainmneacha Ghaoth Dobhair, Gweedore

Na Bailte Fearainn 1.  Áit an tSeantí 2.  Alltán 3.  An tArd Donn 4.  Ard na gCeapairí 5.  Bun...

Created On: 10th Mar '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 and Promotion of Irish Language and Culture  
Member since 7th Mar '17

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

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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