Firefighters tackle blaze at Donegal's Donaghmore House
Fire crews from Northern Ireland helped to battle a blaze which destroyed one of Co Donegal's best known houses.
Firefighters from Strabane, plus Letterkenny and Stranorlar across the border, tackled the inferno at Donaghmore House in Castlefin.
The fire raged into the early hours of yesterday morning.
By daybreak the full scale of the devastation was clear.
A large section of the roof had collapsed and the building's walls were charred, with smoke still rising from the wreckage.
The Victorian country house, set in a 90-acre estate, went on the market last September for €1.2m (£1m).
An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
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.