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”

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”

Kay McNulty

Kay mcNulty was a Pioneering Irish America Computer Programmer. She was one of the first women to program the ENIAC computer in the USA in the 1940s. Irish upbring Kay was born in Feymore at the foot of Muckish Mountain in 1921 during the Irish war of Independence. Her father James McNulty was imprisoned inContinue reading “Kay McNulty”

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”

Songs

Listen to songs and music from the area. We are always looking to add new music please get in touch with your music or songs. There’s no tow bar on the back of the Hearse Written and sung by Seamus Harkin Road to Creeslough Sung by Bridie Gallagher. A little Piece of Heaven Composed andContinue reading “Songs”

Books

The late Dominick McFadden from Creeslough was a fervent reader. His library was full of local and Irish history books. Dominick must have bought almost every book written by local authors and writers. Some of the books found in his well stocked library are mentioned below. There are still many yet to be discovered withinContinue reading “Books”

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