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Letterkenny Institute of Technology - Image courtesy of LYIT
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Ceol na Cille Irish Music School
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Ohio University Summer Programme - Image courtesy Sonya Paclob
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Killybegs Catering College - Image courtesy of LYIT
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Pat Loughrey Portrait

Patrick Loughrey was born in 1955 and grew up in County Donegal in the townland of Ray (pronounced as 'Rai'), on the shores of Lough Swilly. He attended Loreto College in Milford, and went on to study at the University of Ulster (BA Hons Contemporary History), The Queen's University of Belfast (... Read more.

Organisation

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Poised gracefully amid the fertile lands of the Lagan Valley in East Donegal, near the banks of the River Foyle, approximately 8kms from the historical city of Derry / Londonderry is Monreagh Ulster Scots - Scots Irish Heritage & Education Centre.  In the tranquil settings of a beautiful... Read more.

Place

Hiring Fairs - Image Courtesy of the Donegal Public Art Office

Between the 17th and 19th centuries hiring fairs became widespread throughout Ireland. However, this practice survived in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and in Strabane County Tyrone into the 1940s.

All over the Ulster province – from Donegal Town to Ballycastle hiring days took place in major... Read more.

Article

Demons of the Western Waters

painting of the Fomorians - a deformed group, one on horseback

The Fomorians were a race of creatures from ancient times in Irish mythology said to have inhabited the islands and most remote corners of the country, typically north-west and west .  Two named strongholds were Conands tower on Donegal’s Tory Island and Dernish Island off the coast of Sligo. ... Read more.

Project

Participants pictured on the international study visit to the Balkans

The Hands of History Project run under the Donegal CDB Peace and Reconciliation recently wrapped up its year-long programme of events and activities. The project itself at the outset was designed to provide an opportunity for Donegal and its surrounding counties to learn lessons from the past... Read more.