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Monreagh (Ulster Scots – Scots Irish) Heritage Centre
Monreagh Heritage Centre is the only visitor attraction of its type in Ireland. Visitors will learn about the history of the Ulster Scots who settled in County Donegal during, what came to be known as, the Plantation of Ulster.
The Home of Ulster Scots - Scots Irish Culture in DonegalOpen All Year | Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm | Weekends by Arrangement
Monreagh Church 1644
Monreagh Church is one of the oldest Presbyterian churches in Ireland. It was founded in 1644
The only Visitor Centre of its type in Ireland
Sitting opposite a Presbyterian Church whose congregation was established in 1644, the centre contains a wealth of information from the Plantation of Ulster to the inauguration of many US Presidents of Ulster-Scots descent including Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson.
Housed within a beautifully restored manse, each room of the heritage centre focuses on a specific era of Ulster-Scots and Scots Irish history through which the visitor can gain an unparalleled insight into the cultural, economic and social impact that this region has had on the world today.
As part of a self guided tour, visitors to the Centre can view a rarely seen collection of original photographs, paintings and other memorabilia. A selection of local historical records are also available to help visitors trace their family tree.
The Centre hosts regular music, culture and history events as well as a ‘Living History’ schools’ programme.
You will find some of the most important sites and people of Ulster Scots history in this 40 page guide to Donegal. It was here that the first Scots lived and worked when they arrived in Ulster. Many important events took place in Donegal that influenced and shaped our history.
The purpose of this booklet is to provide a simple step by step guide for those who wish to research their ancestry in West Ulster in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. It concentrates on sources available both locally and on the internet, with occasional reference to sources available nationally. The information contained herein is equally valid and applicable to all creeds and denominations.
400 Years of Scottish Settlement in the LagganThe Words, Music, Dance, Industries, Traditions
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Our Monreagh Youtube Channel has over 100 videos highlighting the history, characters, events and happenings of the Laggan area of Donegal and beyond. You can enjoy interviews with local historians, view an event at Monreagh, or listen to what some of our visitors from home and abroad have to say about their visit to Monreagh.
Why Not Pay Us a VisitThe Centre attracts visitors locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Its the ideal location for study visits from school, colleges, universities and societies
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Great day and great tour of the place. Very interesting place and great amount of history.
Great day out, lovely tea and house. One day my grandchildren will visit and see their granny was here too. Thank you!
A beautiful house that manages to be so evocative of its time. Excellent setting, so grateful for all the good work you do. Well worth a visit!
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