Portnagolan House was the Dower house for a larger now demolished house located in Glenariffe Forest Park.The house incoporates two self contained apartments which can accomodate 8 guests, well behaved dogs are well come.
‘Ireland is a closed book to those who do not know her language’ Margaret Dobbs
Margaret Dobbs was one of the founding members of the Feis na nGleann(Glen Feis), a festival held in the Glens of Antrim that celebrated Irish culture. Her early life was spent in Carrickfergus, during the time that her father, Conway Edward Dobbs, was the High Sherriff for the town. He was also Justice of the Peace for County Antrim and High Sherriff for County Louth in 1882.
In 1898, the family moved to Glenariffe, where her parents had built Glenariffe Lodge and where they had spent their summer holidays. Here she was able to explore her interest in Gaelic culture and she enthusiastically promoted the Irish language amongst her group of friends, many of whom were from well-known Protestant families. As well as being one of the original organisers of the Glen Feis, her other main interests included play-writing, historical research and archaeology.