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Summer Holidays at Home in Donegal

Sally Kane & her family
Sally Kane & her family

Donegal was a great place to grow up.  I lived just a couple of miles outside Carndonagh in the town land of Cregnahorna.  When I finished school I worked as a manager in the Ballyliffin Hotel.  I really enjoyed working in the hospitality business and loved meeting the guests from all over the world.  A few of the girls I worked with were talking about applying for the Morrison visa, and I thought it seemed like an exciting opportunity... Read more.

Project

National Heritage Week takes place from Saturday, August 23 to Sunday, August 31, 2014.  Heritage Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the heritage of County Donegal and encourage its preservation and conservation.  Heritage Week is also... Read more.

Blaise Harvey & Michael with their bicycles

Donegal Diaspora recently caught up with Blaise Harvey who has been running her business Cycle Inishowen  along with with her partner Michael for just over a year now in Carndonagh.

Name of your... Read more.

Place

Aerial view of Gweedore with sand and blue green water

Cloughaneely, Gweedore and the Rosses, locally known as, ‘The Three Parishes’ make up a large part of west Donegal.  Together they form a unique social and cultural region we know as the ‘Gaeltacht’.  The first language of most people in the... Read more.

Image of the Glebe Gallery, A two story red bricked building

The Glebe house and gallery are situated just outside of Letterkenny in the village of Churchill.  The house, originally a Church of Ireland Rectory, was the home of landscape and portrait painter Derek Hill from 1954. 

Hill (1916 – 2000)... Read more.

doe castle photographed from below

Doe Castle

Doe Castle, or Caisleán na dTuath, at Sheephaven Bay near Creeslough, County Donegal, was historically a stronghold of the Sweeney Clan and remained in their possession for about 200 years. The... Read more.