Carrickabraghy Castle was once the home of the O’Doherty family. The restoration of the castle is a project close to home if you are an O’Doherty, if your granny was Doherty, or if you have any connection with the area or any interest in the heritage of Inishowen.
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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The O’Doherty connection
The O’Doherty family has a deep connection to Carrickabraghy Castle and to the historic Inishowen peninsula. The following pieces explore this important connection.
Ó Docharthaigh: O’Doherty from The Gaelic Families of Donegal by Fergus Mac Giolla Easpaig from Donegal: History & Society (1995).
Some O’Doherty castles of Inishowen from an article by Annesley Malley from McGlinchey Summer School Proceedings, Vol. 10
O’Doherty’s Ashes A short story by Dan Casey from McGlinchey Summer School Proceedings, Vol. 10