Historical Background

The history of the Colony and Clapper Bridge at Bunlehinch

The Louisburgh Colony

My native place lies about 8Kms from Louisburgh town and close to the half-parish church and graveyard of Killeen. Adjacent to my childhood home runs a small road called The Colony Road. We will now walk that road. and tell the story of why it is called The Colony.


Mary Ann McNally

The last survivor of the Gorta Mór

Here she is pictured with her favourite nurse

ruins of Doolough (Dhulough) House today

Doolough house about 1900

Useful resources