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Lady Betty

Lady Betty, thief, Murderer and Executioner Elizabeth Sugrue was not a popular figure in Roscommon; She was known to have a violent temper, had robbed and murdered her Son and had literally saved her...

Dunkineely Fair.

Come all you cattle dealers, come listen for a whileI’ll sing you all a verse or two that will cause you all to smile.It’s about young Monty Valentine, a smuggler I declareAnd he bought two polly...

Dunluce Castle, Bushmills, Co. Antrim

Dunluce Castle sits dramatically on the north Antrim shoreline near the town of Bushmills. The castle sits on a basalt outcrop which is linked to the mainland by bridge. It’s believed this...

An Grianán of Aileach, Co. Donegal

The Grianan of Aileach is a prehistoric hillfort built of dry stone on a hill called Greenan Mountain, that rises to a height of about 800 feet some about 8km from Derry city. The enclosure is...

A look at Ballyshannon in the 1800s

From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, by Samuel Lewis (1837) BALLYSHANNON, a sea-port, market, and posttown (formerly a parliamentary borough), partly in the parish of INNISMACSAINT, but...

Rathmullan

Rathmullan, Co. Donegal

Rathmullan is a small, picturesque seaside village on the western shores of Lough Swilly in Co. Donegal. In 1607 the Flight of the Earls took place just outside the village in a place called Carolina...

Fanad Lighthouse, Donegal

Fanad Lighthouse dates back to 1812 when a lighthouse was proposed for the mouth of Lough Swilly following the terrible shipwreck of HMS Saldanha. George Halpin, a civil engineer, was tasked with the...

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