American tourist Kelly Jones (41) was today (Wednesday) discovered alive in a disused Church of Ireland rectory in Glencolmcille, Co Donegal. Jones, from Charleston, South Carolina, had been missing since Friday. A major rescue effort was launched after the alarm was raised when she went missing from Malinmore hostel where she was staying. Local volunteers joined Garda units, the coastguard, and Donegal Mountain Rescue volunteers in the search of the… Read Article →
For the longest time, I thought they were crickets. I wasn’t too sure what a cricket was, but the sound was vaguely similar. In every western I ever saw as a child, there was a scene where the cowboys sat around a campfire, and the exposition took place as one of the characters explained some vital piece of background that would prove critical to the plot during the final act…. Read Article →
A couple of weeks ago, I uploaded my first video to Youtube – a montage of photographs taken at the Glencolmcille Agricultural Show, set to a music soundtrack by Eunan McIntyre, a local musician. Being a journalist, and living with copyright issues, I first checked with everyone that it was okay to use their work. Everyone consented. To date, the video has been viewed over 800 times by people in… Read Article →
I spent the day at the Glencolmcille Agricultural Show, where I was lucky enough to win three Firsts in the Photographic section. [Click on images for larger view]
A new guide to the historic Colmcille Turas in Gleann Cholm Cille will launch shortly, just before the saint’s holy day on 9 June. The 24 page booklet, a onestop guide to the early medieval pilgrimage, was designed by local journalist Gerard Cunningham. The Turas is one of the major attractions in the area, noted for its megalithic and early Christian monuments. One of the cross pillars has become an… Read Article →
To mark Nollag na mBan, some more photographs taken on Christmas Day.
Gleann Cholm Cille, 25ú Nollaig, 2009