Dunlewey, Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland
The ‘Church of the Sacred Heart’ is one of Donegal’s, if not Ireland’s most perfectly situated buildings. It was built in 1877 on top of this small hill on the shore of ‘Dunlewey Lough’. Nestled so close to the foot of ‘Mount Errigal’ that it could almost hide in its shadow. It commands views over the ‘The Poisoned Glen & Crockfadda mountains’ as seen in the distant right.
Because of its name The Sacred Heart & its proximity to Errigal Mountain, I often refer to this stunning church as “Errigal’s Heart” 💚 In my mind this makes perfect sense…..