In 1879, several thousand acres of land were offered for sale to tenants in West Inishowen. The lots below contain interesting maps of the estates and townlands that were listed in the catalogue. This is an important document in the history of Donegal landed estates, as tenants who bought land in this sale avoided involvement in the Land War of the next decade. There is also very interesting information about the townlands and their special features contained in the catalogue,. This is an essential resource for genealogy studies in these areas. Click on the images so that they open to full screen.
– Seán Beattie, February 1st, 2015