Old photographs Old photos of Moville and the surrounding areas.

Maps Old maps of the two parishes in Moville.

Books Read a history of Moville, and see other references to the area.

Lewis' Topographical Dictionary Extracts from the Topographical Dictionary published in 1837

FHC Records Family History Centre (LDS) film references for Moville records

A history of.Moville

Montgomery Terrace, Moville
Montgomery Terrace, Moville


This book was drawn from a series of articles originally written for the Londonderry Sentinel about 1930, by Rt. Rev. Bishop Henry Montgomery KCMG DD (1847-1932). It is about the town of Moville, County Donegal.

It describes the origins of the town, what life was like in the nineteenth century, and contains many anecdotes and insights into the way of life in Inishowen. The chapter headings are:

  • 1 - The beginnings of Moville
  • 2 - The early history
  • 3 - Life early in the 19th Century
  • 4 - The progress of the Town
  • 5 - The town becoming what it is today
  • 6 - Schools - St. Columb's Church
  • 7 - Greencastle
  • 8 - Greencastle Church
  • 9 - Greencastle and Stroove
  • The History of Moville and its Neighbourhood is currently published by the Foyle Press, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. For more articles about Moville's past, please visit the Moville Inishowen website


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