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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.