Love Donegal

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

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)

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Profile

Picture of Francis Harvey, Poet, reading at microphone

Although born in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh in 1925, the poet Francis Harvey grew up in Co. Donegal.  Following the death of his father in 1931,  his Ballyshannon born mother moved the family to the ancestral home on the banks of the Erne, the place where his grandfather had farmed. Francis... 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

Titanic Links

Black and White Image of the couple

Neal McNamee, the son of a farm labourer, was born in Ruskey, Convoy, Co. Donegal on 29th of August 1884.  As a young man he acquired a job at Lipton’s tea company in Derry.  He worked hard, showed great promise and managed to secure a promotion to a new post in Salisbury, in southern England,... 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.