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

St. George Gore, the most extravagant buffalo hunter in history, was also a major Donegal landowner and one of the lousiest types of absentee landlord. In a single hunting trip to North America, he killed 2,000 prairie buffalo, 1,600 deer and elk, as well as thousands...
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...