Love Donegal

Love Donegal

This is my homeland, the place I was born in / No matter where I go it's in my soul / My feet may wander a thousand places / But my heart will lead me back home to my Donegal.

(Daniel O'Donnell, Home to Donegal lyrics)

Image of children watching
watching - Image courtesy of Taryn Gleeson
Image of writing about why someone loves Donegal
Inspiration
Image of Errigal taken from the Gweedore road
Errigal - Image courtesy of Emma Russell
Knockamany
Knockamany overlooking Isle of Doagh Image Courtesy of Aideen Doherty
The Bridal Path ~Glenveagh National Park Image Courtesy Joe Shaw
Faherna Cottage Courtesy of Margaret Lafferty
Dolphins in Donegal - Image courtesy of John Rafferty
Swans - Image courtesy of John Rafferty
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Profile

Fr McDyer with Sybil Connolly, who was judging knitware at Agricultural Show

Fr James McDyer (1910-1987) was born in Glenties, Co Donegal.  After attending Glenties National School, he went on to St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, going on to St. Patrick’s College in Maynooth to study for the priesthood. He served in London during the Blitz, and then went on to Tory... Read more.

Organisation

Peggy Falbo arrived in Donegal in August 1998 as part of a student exchange. We caught up with her and asked her to share her story.

I had never been to Ireland before and I really didn’t know what to expect. I certainly didn’t expect to fall in love with Donegal or fall in love with a... Read more.

Place

 

A well-know Donegal-based surgeon’s love of photography and poetry has inspired a beautiful new coffee-table book, Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Dr. Michael Sugrue returned to Ireland with his wife Pauline and family after 20 years in Sydney Australia.  He was so  inspired by  the... Read more.

Article

Doherty Connection Runs Deep

Black and White image of Paddy and Mary Doherty

Born in Oregon, USA, Eva Doherty Gremmert has strong Donegal connections with her grandmother Rose ‘Rosie Newman Doherty born 27th August 1890 in Ballyloskey, Carndonagh and her grandfather 'William Thomas Doherty'  born 20th May 1881 in Ballygorman, Malin Head. Emigrating separately the couple... Read more.

Project

Image of rocks in the sea

The Evil Eye Festival (named for mythological figure Balor of the Evil Eye) takes place in Falcarragh in the West Donegal parish of Cloughaneely, or in Irish, Cloich Cheann Fhaola meaning the Stone of Fhaola’s (Mac Aneely’s) Head.  The festival aims to tell the story of how the parish... Read more.