Donegal people working in Scotland sought for exhibition

Have you or a family member ever worked in Scotland?  Do you have photographs or memories from your time there that you would be willing to share? Donegal County Council is working on a major exhibition to document the working experiences of Donegal people in Scotland. “There are few families in County Donegal that have […]

Donegal historian’s Titanic TikTok goes viral

A DONEGAL historian has once again gone viral with another interesting historical fact – this time for her knowledge of the Titantic. Katie Charlwood, (35) is a qualified social scientist and the author, presenter, and host of the ‘Who Did What Now’ podcast. Her recent TikTok on the sinking of the Titanic which details the facts around how […]

Visitors books provide a fascinating insight into hotel

In 1838, politician and landowner Lord George Hill purchased a large estate in Gweedore – up to 23,000 acres – and built and opened the Gweedore Hotel shortly afterwards. A mere 184 years later, Donegal County Archivist, Niamh Brennan is constructing its story through images and words – and quoting from two still existing visitors […]

Donegal’s Historic Maritime heritage brought to life

Three new maritime historical virtual reality experiences were officially unveiled by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Liam Blaney at Fanad Lighthouse, Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium & Fort Dunree.  The three Virtual Reality experiences have been created as part of the EU funded TIDE project. They include ‘The Storm, The Sea – The Saldanha’ at […]

Archaeologist to conduct survey at Raymochy

AN ARCHAEOLOGIST has been appointed to carry out a conservation survey at the Raymochy Abbey and graveyard site. Raymochy Historical Society, which was formed in 2007 by a group of people who had an interest in the history of the area, is the driving force behind the project. The site is in the guardianship of […]