Thatch

Donegal has been more badly served by it’s planning policies than anywhere else in Europe, a consultant in vernacular architecture told a Heritage Week meeting in Glencolmcille. Dr Greg Stevenson is the Honorary Research Fellow in Vernacular Architecture at the University of Wales. “It’s a great shame. The planning policies are there to serve the […]

The King Is Dead

Shortly after the smoking ban was introduced in Ireland, a local newspaper in Donegal reported a sighting of several footballers from a local amateur football team, standing outside a hotel enjoying their cigarettes together. The punchline: the footballers were in Edinburgh, where they’d travelled to take part in a soccer tournament. Several such urban legends […]