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)
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.
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.
The Glebe house and gallery are situated just outside of Letterkenny in the village of Churchill. The house, originally a Church of Ireland Rectory, was the home of landscape and portrait painter Derek Hill from 1954.
Hill (1916 – 2000) was originally from Southampton, England. After...Read more.
Currans of Creeslough
Friends of Irish Research is a genealogical research organization based in Brocton, Massachusetts. A member of the Donegal Diaspora, Joyce Cannon Curran, explained how they helped in her search for her Donegal roots:
'At the Cultural Centre, I found friends who could help me research my...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.