County Donegal – Choose a Topic

County Donegal – Choose a Topic

Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Donegal’s past.     Vanishing Ireland (Donegal people)   Danny Cullen (1920-2009) of Letterkenny – The Haulier Jackie Wilson (b. 1936) – A Pentecostal Farmer...

McClintock of Creatland, County Donegal

Thomas McClintock (c. 1774-1838) was listed as a tenant in the Laggan area of the Duke of Abercorn’s Donegal estate in 1794. His address was given as Creatland, which is near St. Johnston in the south of Taughboyne parish. His wife may have been...
Sir George Gore (1811-1878) – Buffalo Slayer

Sir George Gore (1811-1878) – Buffalo Slayer

Fort Union, North Dakota, 1857. A frenzy of red flames crackled into the night sky while the men from the Fur Company watched in awe from the safety of their trading post. Through the haze they could see the silhouette of Sir George Gore’s yellow carriage emblazoned...
St Oswald and St John the Baptist – Two Heads are Bigger Than One

St Oswald and St John the Baptist – Two Heads are Bigger Than One

Exploring the links between Northumbria and Ireland through the holy islands of Iona and Lindisfarne and the Saxon prince who founded Mayo. Also looking at St Oswald – a military man who became a deeply religious convert to Irish Christianity on Iona, the HQ of...