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

Black and White image of John Doherty

The mission statement of Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí (meaning ‘friendship or association of fiddle players') is clear. This not-for-profit voluntary organization was formed in the early 1980's to help support and promote the art of fiddle playing in the Donegal tradition. Through annual events... Read more.

Place

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) was originally from Southampton, England.  After... Read more.

Article

Currans of Creeslough

Image of Joyce Curran

Friends of Irish Research is a genealogical research organization based in Brocton, Massachusetts. A member of the Donegal Diaspora, Joyce Cannon Curran, explained how they helped in her search for her Donegal roots:

'At the Cultural Centre, I found friends who could help me research my... Read more.

Project

Image of young boy and girl, hugging in a door way

A second generation Irish-American on his mother’s side and a fourth generation on his father’s side (Kenmare, County Kerry), with links to Saint John’s Point, Dunkineely in Co. Donegal, James (Jim) Houlihan is a member of our diaspora who wears many hats. Significantly he has curated a... Read more.