Old Manse, Monreagh | Carrigans, County Donegal, Ireland | +353 (0)74 9140708 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Home of Ulster Scots - Scots Irish Culture in Donegal
Open All Year | Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm | Weekends by Arrangement
Monreagh Church 1644
Established 1644, Monreagh is One of the oldest Presbyterian churches in the whole of Ireland
Significant historical characters come back to life at Monreagh events and festivals
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.
Discover 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.
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 of Scottish History in the Lagan
The 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 Visit
The Centre attracts visitors locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Its the ideal location for study visits from school, colleges, universities and societies