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

Lorraine Mc Intosh pictured with members of Deacon Blue

Our Donegal diaspora project is about celebrating the links between our people, wherever they are in the world. One of our closest neighbours, Scotland has a very active and engaging Donegal diaspora working group and today we talk to one of its members, Lorraine McIntosh, singer with the... 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

Inch Fort

Since the beginning of the year, Donegal County Museum has been working with the community of Inch, to create a virtual museum exhibition that explores this beautiful island’s extraordinary heritage. We’ve heard yarns of fairy forts, fishermen’s tales, helicopter pilots, folklore, famine FÁS... Read more.

Article

East Donegal Inspiring Art

Image of Anns painting The Burn Fields, oil on board, 71 x 117 cm

I grew up on a farm in East Donegal, with endless views of hills on the horizon line. I am the youngest of ten children. I am deeply connected to the landscape surrounding the farm, I feel a blood connection to the earth beneath my feet when I return and walk the same fields I walked as a child... 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.