Donegal Castle

principal historic seat of the O'Donnells of Tyrconnell, and its renovation, enjoyed by direct descendants, visiting.

On the left:

the gable window and Jacobean fireplace, c. 1990, before renovation.

On the right:

the gable window and Jacobean fireplace twenty years later in 2010, after renovation.

Below:  engraving of a variant of O'Donnell heraldic arms on an antique cabinet.

© Francis Martin O'Donnell, 2019

Tyrconnell-Fyngal Estates   -   Heritage Portfolio Management

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Above: La Maison Rouge, the château in Villiers-sur-Orge just south of Paris, France once occupied by  Count Jean Louis Barthélemy O'Donnell and his family in the early 19th century

Above: two views of Lough Eske Castle, built on the ruins of an old O'Donnell Castle on the shore of Lough Eske, Co. Donegal.  Recently renovated after many years of ruin, it is now one of Ireland's top hotels. 


above:  from a 19th century engraving by Creswick and Radcliffe, c. 1850.

below: as it stands today, 2019, partially renovated.

Welcome to this website on the heritage of the O'Donnells of Fingal and Ardfert, and their continuing efforts to preserve and promote that lineage of the dynasty of  O'Donnell of Tyrconnell, including the branch of their extinct relatives, the O'Donnells Counts in France .You will find here the relevant references to the book The O'Donnells of Tyrconnell - A Hidden Legacy, as well as other elements of their monumental and intangible cultural heritage, from castles, lands, and art to heraldry, poetry, and various publications. 

Learn about the heritage:

The O'Donnells of Tyrconnell  

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The Hidden Legacy: 

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The O'Donnell Clan:

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