"In 1974 the Inishowen author Brian Bonner published the first edition of his book “Where Aileach Guards“, adding ‘flesh and blood to the dry bones of history’ of the ancient territory of Aileach, known today as Inishowen.
"Before even knowing the bare basics of Grianán’s past, it always struck me in its appearance as a guardian of this land and its people. Sadly, with more recent developments, the question arose: Who is guarding Grianán? Heritage sites around Ireland are not just under threat, they are disappearing rapidly under the heavy machinery of the construction industry."*