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)
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.
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.
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.
Neal McNamee, the son of a farm labourer, was born in Ruskey, Convoy, Co. Donegal on 29th of August 1884. As a young man he acquired a job at Lipton’s tea company in Derry. He worked hard, showed great promise and managed to secure a promotion to a new post in Salisbury, in southern England,...Read more.
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.