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. Early life Bridie started her singing in the Creeslough Hall with aContinue reading “Bridie Gallagher”

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”

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”

John P Lavell

Judge and Author of The Hard Coal Docket John P. Lavelle’s 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”

Musicians and Singers

Seamus Harkin Seamus used to play in the pub and bars around Donegal before becoming the local undertaker. He wrote several books and songs. His favourite instrument to play was the guitar but in later life he learned the fiddle. He re-published songs by Niall mcGiolla Bride in a book called Blta Fraic (Heather Blossom).Continue reading “Musicians and Singers”