Dunlewey, County Donegal, Ireland
This little mysterious ruined village of “Glentornan” was a number one target on my recent snow chase around Donegal. Its another photo I’ve been planning & waiting 2 winters for the right snow conditions to finally arrive! Im honoured to have finally captured it with some snow in scene. It may not be Lapland but “half a loaf is better than no bread”
This charming hamlet consists of around 10 homes. It is nestled on the shore of Dunlewey Lough in the shadow of the majestic Mt Errigal. Hidden away between a few trees from virtually everyone & everything.
Through some research I’ve learned that around 50 people on average lived in this small village between 1841 to 1911 when it was mysteriously left almost totally abandoned! Afterwards I believe a few folk may have returned here & remained until the 1960’s.
Why anyone would ever leave somewhere as stunning as “Glentornan Village” is a total mystery to me? But I’m sure those poor souls had very good reasons to leave this area with so much natural beauty. If I lived here I would honestly never want to leave. Id sit all day in my garden just staring at this view of my favorite lady “Mt Errigal” all dressed in white