Drumhome (Donegal) County Donegal

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Brownhall Estate  © Drumhome Heritage Society
Brownhall Estate © Drumhome Heritage Society

In 1835, Brownhall was the seat of Revd. Edward Hamilton.

From duchas.ie (Circa 1930): 

"In the parish of Drumhome and in the townland of Ballinagippen, there is a place Brownhall.  It is the residence of Captain Hamilton.

There is a place called Peter’s Leap in Brownhall. It is called Peter’s Leap, because a man called Peter Carron leaped into a hole there and ever afterwards it held this name.

In the same place there is a cave called The Piper’s Cave. It is called The Piper’s Cave because at one time there was an old piper who went up to a wedding in the residence. When he was going home he lost his way. People say that when he was a week missing, he was heard under the ground playing his pipes. The Tune he played was “The Farther in the Deeper.”

Type of Building:

Landed Estate


  • This is a legend that I have heard. The ancient piper who once played at a wedding in the house inspired the name "The Piper's Cave." word wipe


    Wednesday 1st February 2023 03:23PM
  • Thank you for sharing that interesting piece of local history and folklore. It's fascinating to learn about the origins of place names and the stories that accompany them. It's clear that Brownhall has a rich history and many tales to tell. 


    Wednesday 26th April 2023 05:46PM

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