Tourists in Gleann Cholm Cille may be wondering if some unusual pagan cult has spread in the valley in the past month, as they notice some of the unusual haircuts in the area, ranging from simple mohicans to the downright bizarre.
The explanation: it’s all in a good cause, the result of a Head Shaving Evening organised as part of the annual Feile Ghleann Cholm Cille to raise funds for the Donegal hospice.
Puns flowed as the victims endured gags about the bald truth and hair raising experiences.
First to step up was Sean Connelly, proprietor of Biddy’s Bar, where the event took place on a mid-August. Sean’s golden locks were quickly felled, and he soon sported a new look featuring a shocking pink fringe and green highlights.
Others who took part in the event were Your Humble Correspondent, Declan Towell, Aidan ‘Pajo’ Gillespie, Cian McGinley, Gabriel Boyle, Paul ‘Phaid’ Cunningham, Stephen McIntyre, Daragh Gara, Jamie McNern, James Maguire, Conor Jones, Kevin McNern, Gerard Ellis, Paddy Flaherty, John McLaughlin, Hugh Maguire and Danny Haughey.
The electric razors were ably wielded by Noelle Cunningham and Deirdre Cunningham.
Now, does anyone out there know where I can find a baseball cap?