Willie McFadden

Army Heavyweight Champion and WW1 Veteran. Written by Rob McFadden Great-Grand Nephew. William “Big Willie” McFadden was a boxer and World War I veteran whoserved in the Royal Marine Artillery from 1893-1919. He survived thesinking of HMS Hogue in 1914, saw action at the Battle of Jutland in1916, and was a two-time heavyweight boxing championContinue reading “Willie McFadden”

Muckish Mountain

Muckish or An Mhucais, got its name because of its distinctive shape which was similar to a pig’s back. It is a flat topped mountain and is part of  the Derryveagh mountain range.  The mountain was made predominantly from Ards quartzite similar to that of Errigal and the Dalradian rock which formed the mountain isContinue reading “Muckish Mountain”

Bridie Gallagher

Famous singer from the 1950s. Bridie was born and reared in Ards Creeslough, the ninth of 10 children. Her father was James Gallagher, from Ards and her mother was Bridget Sweeney from Creeslough, who played the melodeon. Bridie Gallagher attended Massinass national school. Bridie started her singing in the Creeslough Hall with a local CeiliContinue reading “Bridie Gallagher”

Sarah Mc Caffrey

Winner of the Donegal People of the year Award 2000 Sarah Mc Caffery: Creeslough daughter of Jim  Mc Caffery and Gracie Mc Ginley in a family of four, Mary died young, Sarah became a Teacher, Brian became a Doctor, Micheal went on to become the Postman after his father, who also owned the Creeslough Hall.Continue reading “Sarah Mc Caffrey”

Owencarrow Viaduct Disaster

The Lough Swilly Train left Derry as usual at 5:30 PM on this fateful day with 13 passengers, 8 goods wagons and 2 bread vans. The driver was Mr. Robert Mc Guinness, the fireman was John Hannigan ( father of John Hannigan Donegal and Letterkenny Footballer now Golfer.) and the guard was Neillie Boyle. ItContinue reading “Owencarrow Viaduct Disaster”

Sr Joan Agnes Mc Fadden

Written in Johannesburg, Sunday 16th. May, 1999 by Sr. Joan Agnes McFadden, R.G.S. I was born the 7th. child in a family of 13 to Dominick and Maggie McFadden, Killoughcarron, Creeslough, Co. Donegal Ireland.   I was educated at Drimnaraw School and the Technical School, Letterkenny.   I joined the Good Shepherd Sisters in 1950 and wentContinue reading “Sr Joan Agnes Mc Fadden”

St. Michael’s GAA

St. Michael’s GAA got it’s name from St. Michael’s Church in Creeslough. The Parish of Doe has being playing Gaelic Football for more than 60 years. The first club was formed in 1938. The club was re-formed in 1952 and the then curate Fr. James Deeney in Creeslough was it’s first President. It took manyContinue reading “St. Michael’s GAA”

John P Lavell

Judge and Author of The Hard Coal Docket John P. Lavelle mother Sarah Ann McBride came from Creeslough before emigrating to Philadelphia, USA. Where she married John Lavelle from Co. Mayo they had two children John and Joseph. John P. Lavelle became “The Honourable John P. Lavelle President Judge of Carbon County”  when he wasContinue reading “John P Lavell”

Bill Gallagher

Musician, ‘Garten Clay’ man, American in Donegal Bill Gallagher was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.  When he was six years of age his mother brought him, his brother James and sister Grace back to her home in  Creeslough.  They were reared there by their Gillespie grandparents and stayed there for many years.  Bill had aContinue reading “Bill Gallagher”

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