News from County Donegal

Cathedral Street, Letterkenny

Letterkenny's 'Cathedral Quarter'

When: Wednesday, 4 May, 2016

The proposed end envisages that Church Lane would encompass craft shops with local goods and services  along with an interpretative centre in the heart of Letterkenny. A lot of research has been undertaken in the area, in particular on the history of the Church Lane.

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Deborah Davis at the door of the old homestead 2015

Standing on the spot her ancestors were married - 156 years to the day later

When: Friday, 3 November, 2017

Picture: Traditional Farmers Cottage, Portsalon, Fanad (Mid-late 1800s). On right, Deborah Davies in Donegal in 2015

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Putting together your own family tree and reaching out to our Fanad/Clondavaddog Diaspora.

When: Wednesday, 9 November, 2016

(Photo above)  McElwaine & Callaghan Carrier Service, takes to the roads of Fanad/Clondavaddog - Location Magheradrumman, Fanad, Co.Donegal - abt 1919

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How available are Ancestral Records for Clondavaddog/Fanad?

When: Wednesday, 16 November, 2016

(Photo above) A hard working local man from Kindrum, Fanad (Clondavaddog) - Late 1800's Quick summary of Irish Census Records from 1821 to 1911:

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Chrstine Robbins

Reaching Out from Australia to Ireland

When: Saturday, 6 October, 2012

The O'Brien family research by Christine has discovered roots in Donegal, Cork, Limerick, Roscommon, Tipperary, Clare, Laois, Offaly, Antrim and Derry so far..!


O'Doherty Clan Reunion 2020

When: Monday, 9 March, 2020

Ó Dochartaigh ~ O'Doherty Clan Reunion 2020


Glencolmcille Graves

When: Wednesday, 26 October, 2016

As work continues on identifying and transcribing graves in the parish, you can see those already available on Find A Grave. 

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Folklore in Glencolmcille

When: Wednesday, 2 November, 2016

Folk Village Museum

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Material Culture of Donegal Communities Abroad

When: Monday, 23 May, 2016

The 32-page, A5-size booklet is the second in the 'Donegal Heritage Series' produced by the County Donegal Heritage Office as part of the by the County Donegal Heritage Plan and includes the following narrative accounts:

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