The Ruins Of Raphoe Castle

Raphoe Castle on the hill

Built in the in 1677 from stone belonging to an ancient round tower Raphoe Castle was a remarkable piece of architecture. Located on a small hill overlooking the town of Raphoe the castle faced numerous attacks over the years. The Bishops palace was perched on a hill overlooking the town of Raphoe. Each of the four […]

The Lonely Homes of Inishsirrer

Houses on Inishsirrer Island

Inishsirrer island is the Atlantic coast beside Gweedore and is part of a larger group of islands.  The island is only 1 mile long and 0.25 miles wide making it hard to imagine that anyone could live in such a small remote place. The 1911 Census of Ireland shows there was at least 7 family homes on Inishsirrer island […]