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.
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.
The American actress Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Matthew Broderick married in a civil ceremony at an historic synagogue on the Lower East Side in Manhattan on the 19th May 1997. Although the couple reside in Manhattan, they spend a considerable amount of time at their holiday home near...Read more.
Doherty Connection Runs Deep
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.
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.