Carrickabraghy Castle, one of the iconic sites of the historic Inishowen peninsula, is now in ruins and in imminent danger of collapse. The Castle is of great architectural and cultural value and has potential to be developed as an educational and tourism resource that could create valuable jobs locally.
Help save the castle
The Carrickabraghy Restoration Society hopes to save the castle and preserve it as an important ruin. Right now we need to raise urgent funds to carry out essential remedial work to avoid complete collapse of the remaining structure.
You can help save the castle and preserve it for future generations by making a donation. Make a secure donation online using either your PayPal account or the PayPal facility as a guest. Thank you.
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A long and rich history
Built in the 16th century on a rocky promontory with spectacular views of the Donegal hills and headlands, this O’Doherty stronghold stands on the site of a pre-Viking settlement recorded in the Annals (of Ireland).
Read a verse about the castle from a poem called ’Dear Old Inishowen‘ by Alexander Reid.
Where roaring billows rage and foam, and sweep the land in spray.
Glashedy rears his rugged head, and smiles on Pollan Bay.
Behind does an ancient Castle stand, erected by one McFall.
All now that remains is the crumbling tower of that once majestic hall.