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Gartan Historical Walk

By |June 11th, 2015|

Gartan,
Historical Walk with Seamus from walkingdonegal.net
 Thursday 18th of June 2015,

  Meet at Wilkins Bar for this relaxed walk from Churchill to St Colmcille’s Abbey , via Colmcille’s Heritage Centre , The Glebe Gallery,(history of the Gallery by Adrian )  and then returning to Gartan N.S. for light refreshments,  

               Learn about the local history, […]

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Snow walking Aghla Mountain

By |June 7th, 2015|

Snow walking with the North West Mountaineering Club

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Burtonport to Meenbannad railway walks Donegal

By |June 7th, 2015|

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some photos of the hidden gems Co.Donegal

By |June 7th, 2015|

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Muc Dubh walk from Creeslough to Falcarragh station house

By |June 7th, 2015|

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Donegal MTB – old railway line Creeslough to Falcarragh Station

By |June 7th, 2015|

Some GoPro footage of the highlights of a ride along the Creeslough to Burtonport Railway walk. Went as far as Falcarragh and didn’t meet a soul unless you count the sheep!

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Owencarrow viaduct disaster by John Hannigan,

By |May 29th, 2015|

 

Owencarrow viaduct disaster by John Hannigan,

On the night of January 25th , 1925 the L& L.S. railway suffered the worst accident in its 100 years existence. A gale blew a train off the Owencarrow Viaduct killing four passengers and injuring eight.

On the footplate of the ill-fated train was fireman John Hannigan,

Neil Boyle from Burtonport was […]

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Eagles of Eragail, poem.

By |May 29th, 2015|

Eagles of Eragail, poem.

I was part of the writers retreat group that you took to Mt. Eragail, organised by  Sean and Columbia Hillen. As an assignment we had to write a creative piece about our experience while walking  and listening to Seamus. I thought you might like to see Eragail through an Aussie’s eyes based […]

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Flesh-eating plants and Pagan wishing stones,

By |May 24th, 2015|

Flesh-eating plants and Pagan wishing stones, all in a day’s work Sean Hillen Kansas City International Travel Examiner with www.walkingdonegal.net 

St Begleys kneeling stone Gortahork, Flesh-eating plants and Pagan wishing stones, all in a day’s work Sean Hillen Kansas City International Travel Examiner

     March 27, 2014 Flesh-eating plants, soaring eagles and Pagan […]

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Owencarrow Viaduct disaster

By |February 10th, 2015|

Owencarrow Viaduct disaster,

The building of the Owencarrow Viaduct, 1903 The building of the Burtonport extension was a great engineering challenge with little machinery or electric power, It was 100% manpower and horse power … No jack hammers, air compressors or jcb’s. Dynamite was used to blast the huge cuttings…. Another of their problems was to […]