Creeslough Defibrillator

There are 4 defibrillators in the Creeslough area. There are also a number of first responders who are trained in first aid and are able to attend emergencies locally. As well as the 4 stationary defibrillators there is also a mobile unit which is carried by the first responders. The defibrillator is used in theContinue reading “Creeslough Defibrillator”

Creeslough Fair Day

Creeslough Fair Day Local people and farmers from all over came to attend the Creeslough Fair day. Which was traditionally held on the 10th of each month. They often walked from Hornhead, Faugher, Cashel and Brockass to attend the fair day. In the poem by James N Jonston he remembers the Creeslough Fair. Creeslough Fair ByContinue reading “Creeslough Fair Day”

Seamus Harkin

Creeslough Singer, Author and Undertaker Early Life Born in Derryart Creeslough in 1935 Seamus was the third of 6 children born into a typical Irish family who wasted nothing and held strong religious values and faith.  Both his mother and father had the same surname, and in times gone by if two people were marriedContinue reading “Seamus Harkin”

Food in Creeslough

If you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner or speciality food, checkout our guide to getting the best eats around. Enjoy our guide to food in Creeslough. Rose’s Situated on the Main Street in Creeslough. Serving food in the Bar or Restaurant. Wide variety of lunch and dinner options available with home cooking and goodContinue reading “Food in Creeslough”

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”

Walks and Trails in Creeslough

Explore Walks and Trail in Creeslough and find out more about the local area from hisotrical landmarks to beautiful scenery to getting a closer look at the local farm animals from cows, sheep and chickens. Here are some of the local walks in and around Creeslough but watch and be warned very few are flat.Continue reading “Walks and Trails in Creeslough”

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 31st January 1925 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 wasContinue reading “Owencarrow Viaduct Disaster”

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