Drumhome Parish is located in the southern part of County Donegal nestled between The Wild Atlantic Way and the Blue Stack Mountains. Rich in History and Heritage, Drumhome Parish in Donegal has been marked as an area rich in ancient sites of National importance.
Drumhome was a hugely important seat of power and learning down through the centuries with historic sites of importance dating before 440A.D. From the synod of Kells, in the 12th Century when parishes were first established, the Parish of Drumhome went from Rossnowlagh Shore to the Bluestack Mountains and included today’s Parish of Tawnawilly. In 1760 Bishop Philip O'Reilly of Raphoe established the new Parish of Tawnawilly.
Drumhome Heritage Society was set up in 2015 to promote the development of the Columban Monastic site at Drumhome, The Monastic Site at Ballymagroarty Irish, said to be home of the Ancient Cathach or Battle Book, Ard Fothaidh or McGonigle’s Fort Glasbolie, The pre-historic Cairn at Lurgan, The Neolithic Tomb at Lurgan and The Tomb of St. Assicus at Racoo.
We wish to take each site in turn and develop them as part of a local heritage trail for the local people and people of Ireland. It is our aim to preserve, protect and promote our historic sites and bring Our Rich History to the forefront. To quote our local writer/historian Keith Corcoran “Our challenge is to ignite an interest in this area for future generations so that they would Respect this Place, Celebrate this Place and Draw Wonder from it.”
Drumhome, Co Donegal