Two Donegal hideaways to open their doors for new TG4 series

THE talents of two Donegal architect brothers will feature on TG4 later in February, showcasing the county and two of its spectacular homes close to water.

Tithe Cois Uisce will show two very different buildings designed by the MacGabhann brothers Tarla and Antóin and their talented team who are no strangers to winning architectural awards.

The two hideaways here will be opening their doors for the popular Irish property series to take a look.


The series begins on Wednesday, January 17 and will feature the two Donegal properties in episodes three and four.

Breac House, a boutique B&B outside Dunfanaghy, and ‘Plug-In Cottage’ in Ramelton will be visited in the upcoming episodes.

Episode 3 sees presenter Síle Nic Chonaonaigh travelling to Horn Head to meet Tarla MacGabhann, the designer of Breac House.

Breac House was designed by MacGabhann Architects is an innovative and exciting design, which is both contemporary and traditional in its use of materials and how the building sits within the unique landscape of Horn Head.

This fabulous retreat was opened by Cathrine and Niall in 2017 to celebrate all things Donegal, quality Irish design, real food, local heritage and the opportunity to explore the amazing beaches and mountains.

Episode four of Tithe Cois Uisce meets with those who have decided to build hideaways in secluded areas.

Antóin MacGabhann is a civil engineer and has built ‘Plug-In Cottage’ on the banks of a river estuary in north east Donegal.


The existing cottage was at the heart of this project, which sought to preserve the original form and extend the accommodation for the family.

Tithe Cois Uisce is an eight-part series directed and edited by Oisín Mistéil and produced by Aisling Ní Fhlaithearta. Colm Hogan is the executive producer and director of photography

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