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SuperJam – My Granny is from Donegal

Fraser Doherty pictured with his nan
Fraser Doherty pictured with his nan

“My story shows that what can start as a passion, with love and hard work, can grow into something amazing. Something that changes your life” Fraser Doherty MBE, SuperJam.

At fourteen years of age Fraser Doherty took his first steps in the start of his fantastic business career. In his grandmother’s kitchen in Scotland, after she taught him how to make jam, Fraser developed a method of making jam from 100% fruit.

Fraser’s... Read more.

Project

Image of fox-gloves and fields.

Discover Donegal - Bealach na Gaeltachta!

Bealach na Gaeltachta, the Gaeltacht Way is a wonderful walking route that comprises four circular long-distance trails in West Donegal. All four trails are designated as National... Read more.

Leafy lane in Ards Forest Park

Ards Forest Park

In the plantation of Ulster which followed the Flight of the Earls in 1607, Turloug Og O'Boyle was granted Ards and the surrounding area by the British, on condition of his loyalty to the Queen. They lost... Read more.

Place

The Poisoned Glen

The Poisoned Glen lies at the foot of Mount Errigal, the tallest peak of the Derryveagh mountain range, in Dunlewey (Dún Lúiche) in the Donegal Gaeltacht.

The Poisoned Glen is one of the most renowned areas in Co. Donegal for its sweeping... Read more.

Image of Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle / Caisleán Dhún na nGall is situated in the centre of Donegal Town.  It was the stronghold of the O’Donnell clan, Lords of Tir Conaill and one of the most powerful Gaelic families in Ireland from the 5th to the 16th centuries.Open... Read more.