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

Image of the painting West End Village

Born on Tory Island in 1887, James Dixon was an Irish artist and landscape painter.  He spent most of his life on the island as a fisherman and farmer, rarely leaving at all.  Unusually he began painting at quite an old age.  He began to become known when he was at the ripe old age of 72, after... Read more.

Organisation

photo of Jane Austen

When Jane Austen’s niece Anna, attempted to become a writer like her aunt, she was given two pieces of advice. One was to keep to two or three families in a country village, and the other was to avoid writing about Ireland: ‘You know nothing of the manners there,’ she was told. Austen could... Read more.

Place

 

A well-know Donegal-based surgeon’s love of photography and poetry has inspired a beautiful new coffee-table book, Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Dr. Michael Sugrue returned to Ireland with his wife Pauline and family after 20 years in Sydney Australia.  He was so  inspired by  the... Read more.

Article

Summer Holidays at Home in Donegal

Sally Kane & her family

Donegal was a great place to grow up.  I lived just a couple of miles outside Carndonagh in the town land of Cregnahorna.  When I finished school I worked as a manager in the Ballyliffin Hotel.  I really enjoyed working in the hospitality business and loved meeting the guests from all over the... Read more.

Project

Re-Photographic image of Rathmullan with black and white horses and carts

The Lawrence Collection of photographs is a unique series of over 40,000 images taken across the island of Ireland between the years 1870 and 1914. Over 1,400 of these photos were taken in County Donegal. In this unique project,  a rephotographic study, two photographers, Paul McGuckin and... Read more.