Old Manse, Monreagh | Carrigans, County Donegal, Ireland | +353 (0)74 9140708 | office@monreagh.net 

 donegal diaspora



The Home of Ulster Scots - Scots Irish Culture in Donegal

Open All Year | Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm | Weekends by Arrangement

Ulster Scots Christmas

An Ulster Scots Christmas

Join Us for an Afternoon of Family Christmas Entertainment. Saturday 6 December, 2-5pm

Download and Print Our Christmas Poster


Monreagh Church 1644

Monreagh Church 1644

Established 1644, Monreagh is One of the oldest Presbyterian churches in the whole of Ireland

Historic Characters

Historic Characters

Significant historical characters come back to life at Monreagh events and festivals

Monreagh Heritage Centre

Monreagh Heritage Centre

Monreagh Heritage Centre is situated in the scenic Lagan area of East Donegal, 2 Kilometres from Carrigans Village


Christmas at Monreagh – Sat 06 Dec

Join Us for an an afternoon of Christmas Family Entertainment. Download and Print Our Christmas 2014 Poster    2PM Santa & Sleigh accompanied by World Champion Pipes & Drums Band (2 Euro includes present) 3PM Multi award winning Cantamus (Mix Voice) Choir 4PM... read more

Movie Night at Monreagh – ‘Field of Gold’

The Premiere of ‘Field of Gold’ at Monreagh, Thursday, 20 November, 7pm A new film release by Linton Film Production. Field of Gold follows a group of farming enthusiasts from the Glenmaquin area of Donegal who sow and harvest a field of corn as it would... read more

The Grovers and Rev Steele

    Philip Grover, a curator at Oxford University’s Pitt Rivers Museum, with his father David. Philip and David visited Monreagh to learn more about their great-great-(great)-grandfather, Rev Dr James Steele (1787-1859) of Stranorlar, Donegal.... read more

The only Visitor Centre of its type in Ireland

garden-1Sitting 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.

Discover Donegal

Discover-Donegal-CoverDiscover some of the most significant sites and characters of Ulster Scots history in this convenient 40 page photographic guide to Donegal.  It was in this area that the first Scots settled when they arrived in Ulster at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Many important events took place, particularly in the Laggan area of East Donegal, that later influenced and shaped Irish history.


Family History

Genelology BookletThe 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 Laggan

The Words, Music, Dance, Industries, Traditions

Like Us on Facebook

Our popular Facebook Page has up to date news about the happenings and events at Monreagh. Enjoy regular posts concerning the people and times of the Lagan

Check out our Monreagh YouTube Channel

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 Visit

The Centre attracts visitors locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Its the ideal location for study visits from school, colleges, universities and societies

Great place to go with a lot of great stuff inside documenting the Ulster Scots here in Ireland. I am a genealogist and I came to learn more about why my people came here and why they left for America. I was given a lot of good information.”

Jim and Cindy | Texas, USA

Watch Video

My fifth great Grandfather was the Reverend Jospeh Rhea who was minister of Fahan Church from the 1740s to 1769. He went to Philadelphia with his family  in 1769 and became minister of a church in Ta(r)ney Town, Maryland.

Flora Gammon | North Carolina, USA

Watch Interview

Click here to submit your review.

Submit your review
* Required Field

Wonderful welcome - Fabulous information. Thank you very much!

Oct 23, 2014 by Philip Grover

Wonderful welcome - Fabulous information. Thank you very much!

Most welcoming and so knowledgeable. Superb to visit. Thank you so much.

Oct 21, 2014 by David Grover

Most welcoming and so knowledgeable. Superb to visit. Thank you so much.

A wonderful centre, full of interesting resources.

Oct 07, 2014 by Marion Bennett

A wonderful centre, full of interesting resources.

Monreagh Heritage Centre +353 (0)749140708 The Old Manse, Monreagh Carrigans, Donegal , Ireland 5.0 5.0 50 50 Wonderful welcome - Fabulous information. Thank you very much!

Drop Us a Line