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“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, […]

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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 […]