Historic Co Donegal house destroyed in fire

One of Donegal’s most historic houses has been destroyed in an overnight fire.

Donaghmore House in Castlefin, which was on the market for €1.2m, was engulfed by flames before three Fire Brigade tenders from Letterkenny, Stranorlar, and Strabane brought it under control after battling the blaze for hours.

The house is owned by the Tinney family and has been vacant for some time.

The substantial Victorian 10-bedroom house is on around 90 acres. It is believed the house was associated with the Spence family from around 1750 until around 1800 and was used as a rectory in the 1860s.

A full investigation into the blaze has been launched.