Mevagh Parish Photographs

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New Photographs


Downings Pier

Submitted by Eleanor


It shows Ghaniamore mountain and to the right, Crock-a-Doon hillock, which leads over to Magherabeg (at the top of the rise)

Larganreagh townland starts near the beach and leads up to Magherabeg,  before reaching the mountain of Ghaniamore

This area is were her Grandmother Catherine was born, only a field away from the Old Mevagh Graveyard at Clontallagh


The stone anchor is a memorial for those who died in Sheephaven Bay,

so their names will be remembered


Eleanor is researching McElhinney from lower Mevagh, around Downings

If you can help Eleanor with her research, please email her


Submitted by Eleanor


A view of Downings pier and beach taken from the road just opposite the Rosapenna Golf Hotel

Old Mevagh graveyard at Clontallagh

Submitted by Eleanor


A view of the Mevagh graveyard, showing the Mevagh Cross

and the walls of the old Church


Submitted by Eleanor


The townland stone of “Miobui”, Gaelic for Meevagh


Old Photographs

These are just a few photographs I have purchased or have been given

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Mevagh Cross & Lucky Stone

Downings Pier, early 1900s

Downings Pier, early 1900s


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