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… Continue reading Thatch

Missing Link

Experts have confirmed that a stone circle on the southern side of the Gleann Cholm Cille valley most likely dates to the Bronze Age, ending a riddle that has puzzled archaeologists for decades. The structure, a ‘ring cairn’ made up of ‘two concentric stone circles, with cairn material between them, the outer circle lower than… Continue reading Missing Link

July 20, 1969

Gerard Cunningham

I was four years old. Being four, I went to bed early, probably around 6pm, having spent a full day exhausting myself with the games four years olds fill their days with during endless summer. It wasn’t exactly the noise that wakened me, since there wasn’t any real noise. It was more a murmuring, the… Continue reading July 20, 1969

Yes We Can

While most of the world was following the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States, my own family was much more interested in one of the state contests. Francis Boyle emigrated to America from my home, Gleann Cholm Cille. He still returns regularly to Donegal for his summer holidays, along with… Continue reading Yes We Can