This Irish Post Box was outside an antique shop in the lovely village of Rathmullan in Co Donegal.

Rathmullan (Irish: Ráth Maoláin, meaning “Maoláin’s ringfort”) is a small seaside village on the Fanad Peninsula in County Donegal, part of the Province of Ulster in Ireland. It is situated on the western shore of Lough Swilly, 11 km north-east of Ramelton and 12 km east of Milford. Rathmullan was the scene of the Flight of the Earls in 1607.
There are also the ruins of a medieval Carmelite Friary in Rathmullan which was built by Eoghan Rua MacSweeney in 1516. The Friary was sacked by the English garrison from Sligo in 1595. In 1607, Rathmullan was also said to have seen the last of the Gaelic Order, most notably the Ó Neills, during the Flight of the Earls to the continent. In 1617 the Friary was occupied by the Protestant Bishop of Raphoe, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Andrew Knox, who turned it into a stronghold during the colonisation of Donegal.
In the 18th century Rathmullan was the location of the capture of Wolfe Tone, a leader of the 1798 Rising. In the 19th century there was an English battery situated near the pier to defend Lough Swilly from a possible invasion of France during the Napoleonic Wars. This battery still stands and today serves as a heritage centre.
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  • M-A-K
    M-A-Kabout 3 years ago

    Lovely capture and great info ,thanks for sharing :)

  • Thank you so much for your comment!!

    – Fara

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessabout 3 years ago

    Great image and write up, Joyce. So interesting. I’ve got a shot of a green red postbox, the Creggan variety. LOL. Not a s good as your capture. x

  • I love these green red postboxes………lol………thanks Agnes……..it was a great afternoon out with Jonny in the wilds of Donegal……….x

    – Fara

  • dabadac
    dabadacabout 3 years ago

    excellent…………………………………kudos

  • Thank you so much Barbara!!

    – Fara

  • BLYTHPHOTO
    BLYTHPHOTOalmost 3 years ago

    I love Irish postboxes. My wife is from Athlone, much further down the map from you in Westmeath.

  • Thank you so much Dave……………….we have a lot of similarities………….all Celts together………..lol!!

    – Fara

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 2 years ago

    01/09/2013 -

  • Thank you so much………………..delighted……………………..Joyce

    – Fara

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...over 1 year ago

    beautiful – please add to the group Everything Old A New Treasure

  • Will do Jane…………………….thank you…………………………Joyce

    – Fara

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 1 year ago

    Lovely image Joyce – it couldn’t be anything else but green, now could it……? I’m ashamed to say that I have only been north of the border once, to Belfast to collect a new ship from the shipyards back in 1958 ! My wife’s ancestors came from Beaupark, County Meath.

  • Thanks Roy…………………you would see a big change in Belfast now…………………a very vibrant city indeed…………………….N Ireland is coming along nicely, thank God…………………………….cheers Joyce

    – Fara

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