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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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

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

Creeslough (Irish: An Craoslach, meaning 'The Gorge' or 'Throat Lake') is a village in County Donegal, Ireland. It lies 12 km south of Dunfanaghy overlooking an arm of Sheephaven Bay. It is a small village, with the population of the surrounding area engaged mainly in agriculture. Creeslough... Read more.

Article

Currans of Creeslough

Image of Joyce Curran

Friends of Irish Research is a genealogical research organization based in Brocton, Massachusetts. A member of the Donegal Diaspora, Joyce Cannon Curran, explained how they helped in her search for her Donegal roots:

'At the Cultural Centre, I found friends who could help me research my... Read more.

Project

Image of rocks in the sea

The Evil Eye Festival (named for mythological figure Balor of the Evil Eye) takes place in Falcarragh in the West Donegal parish of Cloughaneely, or in Irish, Cloich Cheann Fhaola meaning the Stone of Fhaola’s (Mac Aneely’s) Head.  The festival aims to tell the story of how the parish... Read more.