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Termon House

Cottage, Detached House

Maghery
Dungloe
Co Donegal

No. of houses or units: 1

No. of bedrooms: 3

No. sleeps: 5 / 6

No. of bathrooms: 2


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Termon House

Termon House, an 18th Century land agent's house in Maghery, near Dungloe, is located in the heart of the Gaeltacht area. The property is situated directly on the seashore and consists of the house and adjoining barn within a three acre plot - a typical Donegal rural settlement as it was at the moment of abandonment in the mid 19th Century.

Its setting on the spectacular Donegal coast makes it a striking and beautiful property.

Termon House was built by the Marquis Conyngham in the 1770s for his agent, but archaeological remains in the immediate surroundings (an old lime kiln and the remains of a clachan) indicate a much older occupancy.

Termon House has a stormy history. Local anecdotes and archaeological evidence present a picture of absenteeism, land clearance, and emigration.

A beautiful and unique defensive Famine Wall still surrounds the house. The wall, a unique vernacular structure, was built around the house as the final public works project designed to alleviate suffering during the famine in 1847.

Details:

  • sleeps 6
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 twin bedroom
  • one double room is accessed through the twin room
  • 1 bathroom upstairs
  • 1 shower room on ground floor - suitable for the assisted disabled
  • open fire and oil central heating
  • washing machine in adjacent utility room
  • on site parking

Information on Location

Nearest Town: Maghery Village
Distance (km): 2
Time Away: 2 mins

Nearest Airport: Donegal Carrickfinn
Distance (km): 18
Time Away: 30 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port: Dublin
Distance (km): 321
Time Away: 4.5 hrs

Nearest Station: Sligo
Distance (km): 122
Time Away: 2hrs 15 mins

Dublin

Distance (km): 321
Time Away: 4.5 hrs

Waterford

Distance (km): 408
Time Away: 6.5 hrs

Cork

Distance (km): 449
Time Away: 7 hrs

Killarney

Distance (km): 460
Time Away: 7hrs 15 mins

Limerick

Distance (km): 350
Time Away: 5.5 hrs

Galway

Distance (km): 262
Time Away: 4 hrs 15 mins

Sligo

Distance (km): 122
Time Away: 2 hrs 15 mins

Belfast

Distance (km): 232
Time Away: 3.5 hrs

Athlone

Distance (km): 238
Time Away: 4 hrs

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Maghery is on the coast a couple of miles to the west of Dungloe

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