Inishowen, Its History, Traditions and Antiquities
Paperback, 229 pgs.
'Maghtochair' was the pseudonym of 'Derry Journal' journalist Michael Harkin who published this book in 1867, recording and preserving the fast vanishing traditions of this well loved peninsula before the old social order and the Gaelic language disappeared. The book sweeps through Inishowen’s ancient, medieval and modern history. Harkin describes the demand for tenants’ rights and the abolition of tithes. To this story he adds descriptions of each parish. To this he adds colourful stories of rebels, murders, legends and folklore, along with superstitions which once abounded about them.