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

Picture of Lorraine McIntosh, singer with band Deacon Blue

Lorraine McIntosh, singer with the Scottish band Deacon Blue, was born in 1964 in Glasgow and moved to East Ayrshire when she was three.  Lorraine's connection with Donegal is through her mother Sarah Gallagher (Sarah Jimmy Bann) who came from  Dore, in Gweedore,  moving to the Gorbals in her... 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

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

Donegal's First Couple

Daniel and Majella

Daniel O’ Donnell and Majella McLennan (Roche) married on the 4th November 2002 at the picture postcard setting of St. Mary's church, Kincasslagh. Local curate at the time, Fr Pat Ward, and the broadcaster Fr Brian D'Arcy officiated at the wedding. Speaking to local television after the ceremony... Read more.

Project

Re-Photographic image of Rathmullan with black and white horses and carts

The Lawrence Collection of photographs is a unique series of over 40,000 images taken across the island of Ireland between the years 1870 and 1914. Over 1,400 of these photos were taken in County Donegal. In this unique project,  a rephotographic study, two photographers, Paul McGuckin and... Read more.