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Clar Bearrscéalta, Michelle Nic Ghrianna agus walkingdonegal.net

By |September 5th, 2017|

 

Muckish Mountain for Heritage week 2016.

By |August 18th, 2016|

Glass Quarry Muckish Mountain,
Event Details
Walk the Miners Path, to the Quarry on Muckish Mountain,

Learn about the history of the quarrying of the sand for the production of glass.

Please Note: Not suitable for the Faint hearted, steep walk.

Wear suitable clothing, for a mountain hike, bring your own packed lunch and water,
Times/Venues
27th August 10:30 AM to […]

The Living Landscape – Inishowen Head Guided Cultural Walks in The Donegal Landscape

By |July 22nd, 2016|

 
The Living Landscape – Inishowen Head Guided Cultural Walks in The Donegal Landscape,
SATURDAY 23rd of JULY • 10AM • €15,  M E E T I N G P O I N T – C A R  P A R K  A T  

I N I S H O W E N  HEAD,  NORTH OF STROOVE […]

Guided walks for Festifal Falcarragh 2016

By |July 18th, 2016|

Muckish Mountain,
Guided walk up Muckish Mountain, Tuesday evening the 19th of July 2016,

Leaving An tSean Bheairic, Falcarragh visitors center at 7.00pm sharp,

Bring refreshments , and also sun and midget cream,

Get a photo of the new Moon….

Cost €10/Adult , €5/child

 

 
Bloody Foreland,
Guided walks on bloody Foreland ,  Sunday 24th July 2016

relaxed walk with Flora and Fauna,

learn where people lived 3000 years […]

The Living Landscape – The Donegal Railway Guided Cultural Walks in The Donegal Landscape.

By |July 12th, 2016|

The Living Landscape – The Donegal Railway Guided Cultural Walks in The Donegal Landscape.
SATURDAY  16th of JULY • 10AM • €15 M E E T I N G  P O I N T – A R D S ( D O E )

C E M E T A R Y – 2 K M  F […]

“Find inspiration – immerse yourself in local folklore and landscape

By |December 9th, 2015|

“Find inspiration – immerse yourself in local folklore and landscape and find inspiration to fire your creative imagination.”
Interwoven throughout the fabric of physical beauty that is west Donegal are a rainbow of inspiring legends echoing back to the mystical era of the ancient Celts.

For those looking to find inspiration for their creative work – be […]

Gartan Historical walk, Walking Donegal

By |November 8th, 2015|

 
Gartan History ,  walkingdonegal.net

Wilkins Bar ( Wilkins Bar Churchill ) is one of 3 pubs here in Churchill and it was here in 1833 as it has been shown in the census at that time,
And there has been seven generation living here since, It is also a listed building.

The post office was said to have been here in […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]