Ballyliffin and Foyle College Camp 1913

Boasting two of Ireland’s great links, Ballyliffin Golf Club has a long and colourful history. In the boom years before WW1,  it hosted the annual summer camp of Foyle College, Derry for one week. Why Ballyliffin? Well, it had a rail link to Derry and it was ideal for young students and staff on an outdoor activity. They dropped off at Ballyliffin station and a carter was on hand for luggage. Bikes were carried in the guard’s van.  In mid…

Landed Estate Sale Catalogue, Inishowen 1879 – Carndonagh, Clonmany, Ballyliffin and Buncrana

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…