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

Fr McDyer with Sybil Connolly, who was judging knitware at Agricultural Show

Fr James McDyer (1910-1987) was born in Glenties, Co Donegal.  After attending Glenties National School, he went on to St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny, going on to St. Patrick’s College in Maynooth to study for the priesthood. He served in London during the Blitz, and then went on to Tory... 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

Creeslough (Irish: An Craoslach, meaning 'The Gorge' or 'Throat Lake') is a village in County Donegal, Ireland. It lies 12 km south of Dunfanaghy overlooking an arm of Sheephaven Bay. It is a small village, with the population of the surrounding area engaged mainly in agriculture. Creeslough... 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.