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Moville, County Donegal
One of the oldest Celtic crosses
Moville, Marketplace (2019)

Moville ( Irish : Bun an Phobail ) is a country town in County Donegal in the far north of the Republic of Ireland with 1480 inhabitants (as of 2016). Moville is located on the western coast of Lough Foyle on the Inishowen peninsula , just under 30 km northeast of the Northern Irish town of Derry . Although Moville has a pier for fishing boats, it is hardly used any more, as a commercial fishing port has emerged in Greencastle just a few kilometers away .

In the second half of the 19th century Moville was an important port for emigrants, especially to Canada and the USA . Steamers of the Anchor Line and other compounds (eg. As from Glasgow to New York City ) docked at Moville.

A boat regatta has been held every August since the early 19th century, attracting visitors and participants from many countries.

South view of the Catholic parish church towards the street

The Catholic parish church dedicated to Pius X was built between 1956 and 1958 with a facade in granite and slate , a twelve-sided lantern and interior fittings in mahogany. Alistair Rown describes the architecture as ambitious, but not very suitable for a coastal town and finds it strange that the lantern looks very significant from the outside, but inside is only noticed from the gallery, where it gives off some light.


Web links

Commons : Moville  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Map of Ireland (can be enlarged greatly)
  2. Moville (Census Town) on , accessed on August 27, 2020
  3. ^ Parish History. Retrieved March 9, 2015 .
  4. ^ Alistair Rowan: North West Ulster (=  The Buildings of Ireland ). Yale University Press, New Haven 2003, ISBN 0-300-09667-4 , pp. 432 .

Coordinates: 55 ° 11 ′  N , 7 ° 2 ′  W