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O'Doherty Clan

Image of Burt Castle in the evening
Burt Castle - Image courtesy of Neil Carey

The O'Doherty name is primarily associated with Co. Donegal. The family can trace back its origins to the parish of Kilteevoge but Inishowen is now considered the homeland of the clan. They descend from the same line as the O'Donnells.  It was the most numerous name in Donegal in the census of 1659, spelled as O'Dogherty(e) at that time, but it’s Gaelic spelling is unequivocal as Ó Dochartaigh, generally thought to derive from the... Read more.


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As part of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Scotland, at Edinburgh, a Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies is a pivotal part of understanding the legacy of migration from Scotland. The Scottish Centre for... Read more.

MassDiGI, based at Becker College, was established in 2011 after innovative cooperation among government, industry and academic circles with the purpose of furthering the development of the innovation economy and gaming industry.

In 2015... Read more.


Drumboe Woods entrance

Drumboe woods is situated northwest of the twin towns of Stranorlar and Ballybofey on left of N15 travelling from Stranorlar towards Letterkenny and is in the catchments of the rivers Finn and Deele. The ruins of a large Georgian home and earlier... Read more.

Joe Mullholland at The Laurels Cottage

Saving an Important Literary Landmark in Donegal

Late last summer when Brian Friel was seriously ill, I thought about, not only the days and nights I had enjoyed in the playwright's company in Glenties at the MacGill Summer School which... Read more.