Selector tom prendergast has a chance to follow his uncle into the history books when mayo take on donegal in the allireland football final tomorrow. Comans park, until 1968 when it was replaced by dr. Spotlight on buncrana clonmany genealogy family history. He also publishes classic works on irish history and genealogy. The original guinness brewery in dublin has a 9,000year lease on its property at a perpetual rate of 45 pounds per yearone of the best bargains in irish commercial history. Heroic period 1878, arguing that the gaelic tradition had rival only from the tales. Over families are given in donegal, continuing and expanding the information found in volume one of the series the book of irish families, great and small. It is a gaeltacht area, meaning the irish language is spoken as the primary language. Buy an historical, environmental and cultural atlas of county donegal by jim maclaughlin, jim maclaughlin, sean beattie isbn.
Read about itineraries, activities, places to stay and travel essentials and get inspiration from the blog in the best guide to donegal. The objective of the society is to preserve and record the history of the county. Donegal travel guide what to do in donegal rough guides. A major work on aspects of history and society in donegal, featuring contributions on matters ranging from prehistoric donegal to the donegal fiddle tradition. The wildness of its geography has provided a defence against invasion for many centuries. Galway holds the record of losing a final to a team containing the fewest. One of irelands most famous poets, william allingham 18241889, came from ballyshannon. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. If you have not yet determined where your ancestors were born, then a great book to purchase would be the book of irish families, great and small by the same author. Donegal people maintain a distinct cultural and friendly identity which is easily. Ulster plantation we offer a wide range of publications on the plantation of ulsterulster plantation and life in the 17th century in ireland.
Kelleher books specialises in rare and collectible books from all around the world. Hyde park the following gaa grounds are named after famous people, fitzgerald stadium, killarney after dick fitzgerald, dr. The following titles are available to order direct from this website or direct from the publisher. Mike cronin studied history at the university of kent and at oxford, and has taught history to university students for the past fifteen years.
I was both horrified and mesmerized by the stories of real people who gave their life for their beliefs. Again kerry upset the form books to claim a 209 to 012 win and their 37th allireland title. It is hoped to build an extensive database reflecting irish lives, giving them a chance to be heard, remembered and to add their voice to the historical record. In this groundbreaking history of ireland, neil hegarty presents a fresh perspective on irelands past. It is noted for the beauty of its rugged coastline and heathercovered moors. From the streets of donegal town itself to the countys beautiful islands, from schools to farms, from golf courses to bustling markets, from holidays on the beach to poignant images of emigrants aboard ship waiting to leave ireland for a new life, this collection of pictures reveals all aspects of donegal s life over the last century and a half. I dont want threeinchesthick or a onceoverlightly with pretty pictures. Ballyshannon heritage town, history and culture donegal.
The book of inistrahull sean beattie, lighthouse publications, 1992. Passenger lists donegal emigrants anchor line posterthis page was compiled by lindel and forms part of the donegal genealogy resources website you may link to this page but not copy it. Olaughlin has written more hardbound books in the field than any other author in history. The first donegal county board was formed in 1905, with its first football game being against derry on 17 march 1906. It is named after the town of donegal dun na ngall, meaning fort of the foreigners in the south of the county.
It is also an engaging introduction to the social history of ireland in the. Donegal is bounded on the west and north by the atlantic ocean, on the east by lough lake foyle and northern ireland, and on the south by northern. If you are looking for a comprehensive, singlevolume survey of irish history, i can recommend thomas bartletts ireland. Breandan mac suibhne offers an extraordinary, provocative view of rural ireland. Since 1946 it has awakened a new interest in donegal studies and has brought together people of. The story of a donegal village, the history of modern ireland breandan mac suibhne offers an extraordinary, provocative view of rural ireland makeshift mass. The ireland story bookshop general irish history books. The nononsense character of the intrepid mrs nicholson and her conversational style of writing make this book an absolute treat to read. He also serves as president of the irish genealogical foundation since 1978, and edits the monthly journal of irish families. He has published several books on the history of donegal and completed his. His books include a history of sport and nationalism in ireland, a jointly authored. Donegal in gaelic dun na ngall fort of the foreigner an area where the friendliness is legendary and hospitality second to none. This book is a hands on guide for finding your family in donegal some family history is included but it is not a gigantic collection of family histories.
Comprehensive and engaging, the story of ireland is an eyeopening account of a nation that has long been shaped by forces beyond its coasts. In this collection he brings another dimension to his historical writing with a powerful and engaging perspective on life in rural ireland. In this book, sean beattie outlines the history of the people, the buildings, folklore, geology and legends of the island. This article contains records and statistics related to the allireland senior football. The great famine the omagh bomb the troubles geography and maps. Celtic history, ancient, mysterious structures of county donegal. Inistrahull is a small island lying 7 miles off the coast of inishowen, making it ireland s most northerly island. The 17th century ruins of donegal castle dominate the town of donegal and as the seat of the power of the odonnell chieftains, it is entwined with the history of the county and the province of ulster.
Donegal have qualified for the semifinals of the tg4 allireland sfc for the first time in their history. From the earliest times to the modern era, old irish, scots, english and welsh families in donegal are included here along with local history. List of books about the troubles are works of literature cited using apa style citations. Click on the link below the description to order them via email or from the publishers website. Donegal history and society, edited by william nolan, liam roynane and mairead dunleavy. While i usually dont read much nonfiction i recently grew interested in the plight of the irish people and my own heritage. It is fitting that it should be in the franciscan monastery because the franciscan order has a long and honoured connection with the history of donegal. Personal histories is an initiative by history ireland, which aims to capture the individual histories of irish people both in ireland and around the world. If you know of a good book on donegal and would like it listed below, please contact me notes. He has been a teacher and guidance councellor for many years and is involved in a wide range of local history projects in both the republic and ulster. County donegal is abundant in a variety of pre history megalithic stones, ancient monuments and buildings spanning periods up to and beyond the early christian era all together they form a cherished celtic legacy and a window to the past that you can enjoy exploring at your leisure. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. Also in 1906, the county won its first major trophy, the ulster senior hurling championship, when donegal overcame antrim in the final, held at the moss road hurling field, by a scoreline of 515 to 01.
He has pub lished widely on the history of ireland, and also on the history of sport. Donegal, most northerly county of ireland, in the historic province of ulster. Donegal county ireland irish map vintage antique historical art print poster home decor wall picture a4 a3 a2 10 sizes. The artists represent the heart of ireland, a rich weave of all that is best in song, ballad. The ulster historical foundations online bookstore lists all our publications and also titles of local interest from other publishers. Recommended reading for every destination on earth. Joe mcgowan is already renowned for his brilliantly researched books on folk history in the west of ireland. Donegal town is over 2000 years old, making it one of the oldest towns in ireland.
Impressive galway book allireland minor final place as they see off. Our expertise in shipping rare books safely around the world is also highly valued. Donegal books mercier press ireland irish history books. A memoir of social life in nineteenthcentury donegal breandan.
The small village of lifford in eastern donegal is the county seat. The county donegal historical society was founded by the late j. As well as selling books, we of course buy them, and our honest assessment of the largest collections as well as interesting individual items is well known. Allireland senior football championship records and statistics. The odds are stacked against them the next day regardless of who their opponents are its likely going to be five inarow chasing allireland.
Reviews of books written by author and irish family genealogist darren mc gettigan. The story of ireland reexamines irish history, challenging the accepted stories and longheld myths associated with ireland. Ballyshannon is also home to rock singer and guitarist rory gallagher and hosts a rory gallagher. Ie is to be a strong ireland based website selling books and related products to a predominantly irish customer base, both within the island of ireland but also to the worldwide irish diaspora and people who love ireland. Northern ireland history, irish history, books barnes. Standing on a rocky outcrop in the centre of donegal town, the 17th century castle is linked to the powerful dynasties of ulster and a fine surviving. County donegal is a part of province of ulster in ireland. An historical, environmental and cultural atlas of county donegal. The story of a donegal village, the history of modern ireland.
Dozens upon dozens of books have been published in recent months on the 1916 insurrection, with the floodgates well and truly opened in recent weeks. The vigilance of local people in appreciating the value of preserving artefacts from the past can be witnessed in the county donegal historical society museum in. The donegal county board of the gaelic athletic association gaa or donegal gaa is one of. Several new releases capture a diversity of viewpoints. According to this source, the saint travelled around ireland, visiting connaught and then heading northwards before returning to the midlands. At all stages, it is made abundantly clear how the irish landscape is intertwined with human history and many chapters are devoted to the churches, castles and houses that characterise rural ireland. This page was compiled by lindel and forms part of the donegal genealogy resources website you may link to this page but not copy it. Im looking for a book about the history of ireland that offers not too much and not too little. Ie is an irish based online bookstore offering a wide diverse range of books, new releases, bestsellers, bargains and rare books, with worldwide delivery. Built at the confluence of the river eske and atlantic ocean nestling in the shadows of the majestic bluestack mountains saw it established as an important trading location since. If you have narrowed down your family ancestry to the irish of county donegal, ireland, you will want to get this book.
An historical, environmental and cultural atlas of county. Strolling around its streets in the present day, with its hotels, restaurants, craft, souvenir and book shops, it is hard to imagine youre actually walking through millenniums of history and culture. He has published several books on the history of donegal and completed his doctorate on the impact. Laois win the leinster title for the first time since. Atlas of cork city landscape design in eighteenthcentury ireland a new. This is the true and amazing story of the irish rising of 1916. History of ireland in detail from the ice age to present. Donegal book first ever senior allireland semifinal rte. This section will contain items of interest for buncrana parish. Donegal genealogy resources free online genealogy resources for family research in county donegal, ireland. He described his native town as the kindly spot, the friendly town. Cloughaneely officially known by its irish language name, cloich cheann fhaola is a district in the west of county donegal, ireland.
Mercier press irelands oldest independent publishing house has a range of books relevant to donegal county. Five volumes of facts and stories away from the main sites, the citys byways reveal some fascinating tales and trivia. As well as an invaluable reference book, this will give hours of enjoyment for the browser. Donegal town history a brief history of donegal townthis.
Contae dhun na ngall is a county of ireland in the province of ulster. I would like to get a good sense of the overall flow of events, especially the last 500 years. Donegal county council is the local council and lifford the county town. Irish genealogy blog by dr darren mcgettigan of family history ireland. He writes in a breezy, readable style and covers the subject thoroughly.508 231 1549 358 1261 133 1346 1555 968 1173 1088 1157 978 656 270 1306 1405 1025 424 263 1628 1335 1585 550 114 946 124 573 1150 497 590 1033 1029 1512 1309 395 631 662 791 295 175 1426 592 616