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



The Home of Ulster Scots - Scots Irish Culture in Donegal

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

Halloween Event

Halloween Event

Join Us for our next Event on 25 October
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


Descendant of Rev Andrew Long, Monreagh

Great, Great Grandson of Reverend Andrew Long, Monreagh. Bernard (Richard Dill) Thompson, from County Dublin, paid a visit to Monreagh today to learn more about his great, great, grandfather, Rev Andrew Long, who was Minister of Monreagh from 1845 to 1870. Andrew Long... read more

Monreagh Centre featured on American TV

When Keith McClary-Nelson and his wife Kathleen from Sacramento, California watched a recent documentary on American TV that featured the Monreagh Heritage Centre, they decided to pay us a visit. And here they are with Stewart Buchanan…. they arrived... read more

In Search of Davy Crockett

Billy McCullough and his wife Elizabeth have recently returned from an exhaustive journey to the United States in search of the legendary Davy Crockett and friends. Billy and Liz joined us for our recent History Event to speak about their adventures trekking... 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 of Scottish History in the Lagan

The Words, Music, Dance, Industries, Traditions

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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

Its a great place Calafornia Jim and Cindy

Family Researcher

Wonderful Gammon

Descendant, Calafornia

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Sep 26, 2014 by Doris Keys

Very interesting, historic buildings and memorabilia. Talk by guides very interesting. Lovely church.

Sep 26, 2014 by Allam Moore

Very interesting tour and everyone made welcome. Well done.

Monreagh Heritage Centre , USA 5.0 5.0 3 3 Very interesting, historic buildings and memorabilia. Talk by guides very interesting. Lovely church.

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