Some Views from the Roe Valley Co. Derry.

Benbradagh from Brishey townland.
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Benbradagh from Teavin Townland.
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The entrance at the old ancient Priory at Dungiven.
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Dungiven Priory and graveyard. Burial place of many of the old O'Cathan chiefs and leading families of the Roe Valley.
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Within these Priory walls is the tomb of Cooey Na Gall O'Cathan died 1385.
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View inside the walls of the Priory.
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Another view of the Priory wallsteads.
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Dungiven Castle viewed from the Priory.
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View from outside Priory wallsteads.
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View of Donald's Hill near Drumsurn. Smuldegon townland.
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Another time, another era, another sunset. A quiet Dungiven graveyard.
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The Ancient chapel at Tannyranny.
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The post post penal Binn chapel at Gortgarn-Tannyranny close to The Grey Gables was initially a chapel then converted into a school. The land was given for the purpose of a chapel by a Mullan family in the early 19th century. This was the school that preceded the Gelvin School. This building is of significant historical importance but appears to be left to wrack and ruin. Surely there must be a case for its restoration similar to Gelvin old school. This old building would have been the Famine era chapel and school for the area. The ruins of the original post Penal chapel are to be foud on the slopes of Benbradagh not too far removed from this site.

Drumsurn village and suroundings from Donalds Hill.
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