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 […]