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Teampall Cróine - Templecrone


A parish, in the barony of BOYLAGH, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER; containing, with the post-town of Dungloe and the islands of Arranmore and Rutland (which are separately described), 8198 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the north-western coast, and is bounded on the north by the Gwidore river; it comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 52,921 statute acres, of which 989 1/2 are in the tideway of the Gwidore, and 2896 in lakes. Within its limits is the greater part of the district called "the Rosses," consisting of a dreary wilderness of rugged mountain wastes and heaths broken on the west into abrupt rocky heights, and including many islands separated by inlets of the sea. Some of these islands are thinly covered on the summits with moss and heath, and a few present specimens of verdure produced by cultivation; Arranmore, the largest, forms a shelter for the rest and a barrier against the western ocean. On the shores of Cruit grows a kind of long and broad-leaved grass having a saline taste, which the cattle readily feed on at ebb tide. The district is unfavourable either for grazing or tillage; the produce raised is inconsiderable and. there is often a scarcity of food. Throughout the parish agriculture is in a very backward condition, the greater portion of the land consisting of sands, mountain rocks, and bog: the mountain of Crovehy rises 1033 feet above the level of the sea. Indications of iron ore may be observed in the precipitous face of the mountains. Petty sessions are held at Dungloe, at which place there is a constabulary police station. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Raphoe, and in the patronage of the Marquess of Conyngham; the tithes amount to £235. The glebe-house was erected by aid of a gift of £100, in 1763, from the late Board of First Fruits; the glebe comprises 815 acres, valued at £152. 16. 3. per ann. The church is a small plain building, erected in 1760 by aid of a gift of £400 from the same Board. In the R. C. divisions this parish forms part of the union or district of Lettermacward, and is partly a district in itself: it contains three good, plain, slated chapels, one at Dungloe belonging to Lettermacward; the others in Arranmore and Kincaslagh, belonging to Templecroan. There are two parochial schools, situated at Dungloe and Carrenbuoy, aided by annual donations from Col. Robertson's fund and from the rector, who also contributes to the support of two schools at Maghera and Dungloe: in these schools are about 160 children. There are also six private schools, in which are about 120 children. A dispensary is supported at Dungloe. Here are the ruins of the ancient castle of Dungloe, near which have been brought up out of the sea several brass cannon, bearing the Spanish arms, said to have belonged to the Armada.


(Extract from A Topographical Dictionary Of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837)



Last Updated 13 Oct 2014

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Events in History


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  • O'Donnells of Augullies
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    • Angela Boyle - Ward and O'Donnell from Cloughglass, Boyle from Annagary, Ward from Leckbeg - Email
    • Angela Kirk - Meenacross, Falchorrib and surrounding townlands - Email
    • Ann - Boyle from Dungloe, Boyle & Campbell from Belcruit - Email
    • Anne - Gallagher from Mullaghderg Mountain - Email
    • Anne - O'Donnell from Meenbannad - Email
    • Annie - Sweeney from Drumlaghdrid & O’Donnell from Craghy, Craghyboyle and Oughtmeen - Email
    • Barbara - Duffy from Glenahilt and Cuickaghmore - Email
    • Bernadette - O'Donnell from Brockagh and Doherty from Meenderryherk - Email
    • Bob - O'Donnell from Leckenagh, Sweeney from Dungloe - Email
    • Bob - Smyth from Roshin Lodge - Email
    • Brian - McAuley from Roshin South - Email
    • Carol Haskins - Given and O'Donnell from Croaghnamaddy - Email
    • Catherine - Kenney/Kenny from Dungloe - Email
    • Charles - Drunin in Crovehy - Email
    • Charlie - McDevitt from Owey Island - Email
    • Cindy - McCarron in Saltpans and Cleenderry and Doogan from Cleenderry - Email
    • Danny - Boyle on Owey Island - Email
    • Deirdre - Ward from Keadew - Email
    • Dick - Gallagher in the area of Burtonport to Arlands - Email
    • Dion - Harley from Braade & O'Donnell from Mullaghderg Mtn - Email
    • Doris Klimowicz - Forker from Glenahilt - Email
    • Eileen - Doogan and Boyle from Loughanure - Email
    • Elizabeth - O'Donnell and Boyle from Brockagh - Email
    • Fiona - O'Donnell from Kincasslagh - Email
    • Fran - Brennan from Meenderryowen - Email
    • Gail - Coane from Rutland Island - Email
    • Gail - O'Donnell from Sheskinerone and Dungloe - Email - Webpage
    • George - Coll from Sheskinerone and Conaghan from Cruickaghmore - Email
    • James - O'Donnell from Meenabolagan and Derrydruel Lower - Email
    • Jayne - Sharkey in Annagary and O'Donnell in Meenalecky - Email
    • Jerry - O'Donnell and Gallagher from Mullaghderg Mountain - Email
    • Jim - Conaghan from Aran Island and Gallagher from Inishkeeragh - Email
    • Jim - O'Donnell and Boyle from Derrydruel Upper - Email
    • Jim D - Boyle (Leabgarrow), Conaghan (Ballintra), Rodgers (Illion), Coll (Ballintra), O'Donnell (Aphort), Gallagher (Ballintra), McCauley (Fallagowan) - Website (RIP Jim, 18 Nov 2008)

    • Jimmie - Boner in Arlands and Ward in Keadue - Email

    • Joe Ryan - Gallagher from Dungloe, O'Donnell from Inishfree, and Carr from Derrydruel - Email - Website
    • Joe - Boyle from Dungloe - Email
    • John - Boyle from Dungloe and Oughtmeen - Email
    • John Howe - Boyle and McElgunn from Dungloe - Email
    • Julie - McBride from Dungloe Town - Email
    • Karen - Hunter from Cruickaghmore - Email
    • Kathleen - McCole from Meenbannad, Sheskinerone and Keadue, O'Donnell from Critch, Meenbannad and Sheskinarone  - Email
    • Kathy - Boyle from Brockagh - Email
    • Keiran - Boyle and O'Donnell from Oughtmeen - Email
    • Laura - Healy from Bunawack - Email
    • Linda - Houston from Toberkeen - Email
    • Lindel - O'Donnell from Augullies, Sweeney from Dungloe - Email
    • Madeleine - O'Donnell and Boyle from Meenbannad - Email
    • Madge - McNelis from Leckenagh - Email
    • Malcolm Mills - Ward from Rutland Island - Email
    • Martin - O'Donnell in Meenalecky - Email
    • Martina - Molloy from Roshin Acres - Email
    • Mary - Campbell from Loughnanoran and Rinnafarset, Doran from Meenderrynasloe, Duffy from Annagary, O'Donnell from Loughnanoran  - Email
    • Mary - McGee from Meenmore and O'Donnell from Glashbeggan - Email
    • Mary Ann - Boyle from Leckenagh - Email
    • Moira - Bonner in Meenderrynasloe and O'Donnell from Meenalecky - Email
    • Moira - Sharkey in Wee Bridge/Dungloe Townland and Sharkey in Roshin North - Email
    • Maureen - Gallagher from Cruickaghmore - Email
    • Michael & Bridget - Bonner from Loughanure - Email or Email
    • Mike - O'Donnell & McCole from Eighter - Email
    • Mike - Green and Harley in Templecrone - Derrynamansher and Rannafast  - Email
    • Neil Gallagher - Gallagher from Magheralosk, Bunbeg, Sweeney from Loughanure - contact Lindel
    • Norman Tait - Boyle in Dunmore and Kincasslagh, O'Donnell from Cruit, and McGonigle from Owey Island - Email

    • Owen - Harley and O'Donnell in Mullaghderg Mountain - Email
    • Owen - O'Donnell from Leckenagh - Email
    • Pat - Bonner from Meenmore and O'Donnell from Leckenagh - Email 
    • Pat - Philpott from Tobberkeen - Email
    • Patrick - Hanlon from Cloghbolie - Email
    • Paul - Glackin from Toberkeen - Email
    • Petie - McGee from Meenmore and Sweeney from Acres - Email
    • Phylis - Campbell from Dungloe Townland and Crocknageeragh - Email
    • Rachel - Boyle from Dungloe Town & Townland, O'Donnell from Kincasslagh, Crerand, Sweeney in Dungloe Town & Meenmore, and Boyle in Falchorrib - Email
    • Robert - McColl from Crohyboyle and O'Hara from Leabgarrow - Email

    • Ruth - O'Donnell from Inishcoo Island - Email

    • Sarah - Rodgers & Ward on Inishkeeragh - Email

    • Sharon - Brown & McShea from Loughsalt and Meenaclogher - Email

    • Sharon - Roarty from Meenderrynasloe and Rogers from Crohyboyle - Email

    • Sheila - Drunin in Crovehy - Email

    • Shirley - McLaughlin and Gorman from Dungloe Town - Email

    • Shona - McCole from Loughagher - Email

    • Simon - Smullen and Alcorn from Templecrone - Email

    • Steve - Campbell & Gallagher in Craghy/Milltown, Boyle in Leckbeg, McCarron - Email

    • Susanne - O'Donnell in Brockgh - Email

    • Teresa - Donnelly and Campbell from Dungloe Town - Email

    • Wayne - O'Donnell and Campbell in Derrydruel - Email



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