Situated in the north-west it has mountains, woods, lakes, cliffs and without doubt the most spectacular beaches in all of Ireland.The names alone – Inishowen, Fanad, Errigal, Sheephaven, Muckish, Rathmullan, Ballywhoriskey – send out a call to come and explore.The maps relating to Griffith's Valuation are in the Valuation Office, Dublin.
The first major Diaspora initiative is The Donegal Gathering 2012, for more information see This is a similar record, laid out by barony and townland, listing persons with title to land, the numbers of Irish and English, and principal Irish names (a valuable list). A list of Protestant householders in the parish of Leck in 1766 is reprinted in Lecky's The Laggan and its Presbyterianism (1905).
The following major sources are found in the Central Library: Because of the destruction of the Four Courts building during the Civil War, the earliest surviving complete records are for the censuses taken in 19. It takes its name from Seamus Pender, who edited it, but was compiled in 1659 by William Petty. This also lists Hearth Money Rolls for East Donegal , tenants on the Abercorn estate, and householders in St. This is a photocopy of a list of persons in the Parish of Culdaff, March 8th, 1782.
Some items of interest may be on microfilm, therefore we recommend that you contact Central Library to make a booking if necessary.
Local libraries all have smaller relevant local history collections and may be able to provide what you are looking for locally or guide you to what you need. Abstract of Wills in the Registry of Deeds This is a bound typescript of the owners of freeholds in Donegal, registered between 17.
My name is Sean Mullan and I organise and lead the walks.
You are assured of a warm welcome, companionship and good walking if you join us. Joining us means coming to Donegal, one of the least visited and most glorious counties in Ireland.
Magical whitethorn and the intense vivid yellow whins ( gorse ) in May and the blood-red fuchsia and purple heather of summer and autumn bless us with colours that adorn and enhance our wild rugged landscape. We will be based in Ramelton, a historic town dating back to 1609.
It is situated on the River Lennon and has a wealth of architectural heritage with fine old Georgian houses and a lovely tree-lined mall.
Amy Isabel Young's Three hundred years in Inishowen Belfast: Mc Caw, Stevenson & Orr, 1929, Charlie Conaghan's History and antiquities of Killybegs Ballyshannon, 1975, and others.
We hold microfilm copies of the parish registers of the Church of Ireland parishes of Inver, Mountcharles, Killaghtee and Killybegs, all in the South of the County.
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