Detailed history of County Council charted in new book


A new book chronicling the history of Donegal County Council will be launched tomorrow. The publication is the work of retired teacher and guidance counsellor Vincent Breslin. Vincent is the son of Cormac Breslin, a former Fianna Fáil politician who served as a TD from 1937 to 1977 and as Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann from 1967 to […]


Donegal Down Syndrome community celebrated in beautiful new book


‘See Me’ is a book created to celebrate the beautiful faces and stories of children and adults in Donegal with Down Syndrome. Speaking to the Donegal News, Sandra Devenney, General Manager of McElhinneys Department Store in Ballybofey said she came up with the idea as she wanted to do more for Donegal Down Syndrome. Sandra’s […]


New recipe book to help the people of Ukraine


A RATHMULLAN grandmother took great pride in her grandson’s new bread recipe book which he created to help ease the situation of people in Ukraine. Mrs Annie Green of Ray received a copy of appropriately named ‘Knead Peace – Baking for Ukraine’ recently written by her grandson Andrew who lives in Totnes in Devon. She […]


Donegal inspires novel full of tragedy and romance


WHILE nursing in Dublin author Sally Hanan took her first trip to Donegal in the 1980s. Little did she know years later the county would inspire her to publish her first novel. Sally has penned ‘My Heart Went Walking’, a book set against the sweeping landscape of rural Ireland and Dublin City in the 1980s […]


Donegal tales from the heart of the GAA


PJ Cunningham’s new book ‘Grassroots: The Second Half’ explores a gold mine of tales from the world of the GAA, spanning over 150 years. It follows the publication of a successful first volume last year. The stories are down to earth; some are heart breaking, others uplifting. One thing they all have in common is […]


New book was a labour of love for Donegal translator


A DONEGAL woman who has just released a translation of a French memoir said the project was a labour of love. Anne Marie Faulkner, a translator from Moville, fell in love with the book when studying for her degree in Paris twenty years ago. The memoir, which tells the story of a boy growing up […]


Barber uses lockdown to write a book about democracy


FOR forty years, Gerry McKeever has been quietly listening to stories being shared in his barbershop on Letterkenny’s Main Street. Sports, politics and family life are common themes. Then there’s stories about affairs, engagements, and divorces, people’s children and their mothers-in-law. Last year during lockdown, Gerry had a light bulb moment: why not write a […]


Father (80) writes memoir for his young children


A CARRIGART man who fathered two children at the age of 70 and 75 has documented his life travels in a new book dedicated to his three children.  Barney Carr (80) has lived a fascinating life. He was born in Southwest Philadelphia in 1940. When he was 20, he went to sea on an oil […]


Impact of climate change brought home by Maghery walk


A DONEGAL student spent much of his time during lockdown earlier this year writing a book on Ireland and climate change. Ben Harkin (19) from Termon is a second year Software and Electronics students at Queen’s University in Belfast. Writing the book ‘Time nor tide’ gave Ben something to focus on during lockdown. Advertisement “It […]