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 Francis Harvey, Poet, reading at microphone

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.

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

Image of a blonde haired woman and brown haired man and their two children

The Donegal Diaspora has found its way into the Irish Consulate in San Francisco, servicing the west coast of the United States. The office provides consular assistance, issues passports, visas and citizenship. It represents and promotes Ireland at various official events and assists in... Read more.

Article

The Thatched Cottage

Image of a thatched cottage in Donegal.

Synonymous with our rural traditions, the irish thatched cottage remains a source of fascination and delight the world over. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of sleeping in one will tell you about the sense of magic and going back in time to savour a simpler way of living. In olden times the... 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.