Old Photographs of County Donegal

These pages were compiled by Lindel and form part of the Donegal Genealogy Resources Website


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These photographs have come from a number of sources - some from the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Art Today, some from old books and photographs I purchased myself, and other sources.

I am not aware of any copywrite restrictions on any of them, but where the photograph is offered for sale by a business, I have given the full contact details.

To view a larger representation of any photograph, just select it............and enjoy!


The following photographs are from my own (small) collection.

Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle 1890

Castle Fireplace

Donegal Bay

Donegal Town 1890

Village in Gweedore

These photographs are from Art Today.

Near Letterkenny

Near Glenties


Lyon's Bridge, Killybegs

Poisoned Glen Bridge

Salmon Falls, Ballyshannon

Dunree Fort, Lough Swilly

Inishkul Island

On the Eske


The following photograph was submitted by Connie Carr Comte



Main Street, Letterkenny


The following photographs were submitted by Sheila Connolly


Cliffs at the Bloody Foreland

The Bloody Foreland

Coast Road, Bloody Foreland

The following photographs are from the book 'Occasions of Faith', by Lawrence J. Taylor, available from Barnes and Noble. It is an account of the forces that shape local forms of Catholicism in southwest Donegal.

Rinnakill, Glencolumbkille

Teelin, Glencolumbkille

Carrick, Glencolumbkille

The following photographs are produced here with the permission of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.

Further information, including a list of photographs, full address and ordering instructions, can be found HERE.

Group of women - Ardara Fair Day

Market House, Ardara

Glengesh man on the way to Ardara Fair


I am not sure of the pedigree of these following photographs, as they were given to me to scan. When I do find out, I will post the information.

Reeling Yarn, Carrick

Doon Well and Rock


Fanad Man, Kindrum



Winnowing Corn, Ganiamore, Rosapenna




Flax Bruisers, Rye Bridge, Rathmullan



Tawny Bay, Kilcar

West Town, Tory Island

The following photograph is sourced from the book 'The Great Shame' by Thomas Keneally

Group, Donegal, 1870s

The following photographs, dated 1880-1900, are from the National Library of Ireland Photograph Collection

The cost of photographic prints - 8"x 10", 10.00; 12"x 16", 15.00

Market Square, Letterkenny

Main Street, Letterkenny


Main Street, Dungloe



The harbour, Buncrana

Swilly Road, Buncrana


Clonmany Bridge


The Green, Moville



The Diamond, Carndonagh


Inishowen Lighthouse

St Columba's RC Chapel, Kilmacrenan

Main Street, Kilmacrenan

The following photographs were submitted by Maureen Gallagher

The Glenfinn Roman Catholic church


The Church of Perpetual Succour in Glenfinn

Meeting of the waters in Cloghan


Lindel Buckley

1998 Donegal Genealogy Resources