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

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

Black and White image of John Doherty

The mission statement of Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí (meaning ‘friendship or association of fiddle players') is clear. This not-for-profit voluntary organization was formed in the early 1980's to help support and promote the art of fiddle playing in the Donegal tradition. Through annual events... Read more.

Place

SJP and Matthew's 'Magical' Kilcar.

The American actress Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Matthew Broderick married in a civil ceremony  at an historic synagogue on the Lower East Side in Manhattan on the 19th May 1997. Although the couple reside in Manhattan, they spend a considerable amount of time at their holiday home near... 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.