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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Image of the painting West End Village

Born on Tory Island in 1887, James Dixon was an Irish artist and landscape painter.  He spent most of his life on the island as a fisherman and farmer, rarely leaving at all.  Unusually he began painting at quite an old age.  He began to become known when he was at the ripe old age of 72, after... Read more.

Organisation

photo of Jane Austen

When Jane Austen’s niece Anna, attempted to become a writer like her aunt, she was given two pieces of advice. One was to keep to two or three families in a country village, and the other was to avoid writing about Ireland: ‘You know nothing of the manners there,’ she was told. Austen could... 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

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 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.