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”

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”

Niall mac Giolla Bhride

Niall was born in Faymore in Creeslough in 1861. Throughout his life he wrote several poems and published a book in 1906. He also became famous at the time for refusing to pay a fine which he incurred in 1905 when he was stopped by the British police and they found that the name onContinue reading “Niall mac Giolla Bhride”

Owen Roe Sails up the Lackagh Bridge.

Owen Roe O’Neill was in Spain in the mid 1600s once he heard word that he was needed back in Ireland he set sail on the St. Francis out of Santander on June 30th 1642. There was a tense atmosphere on the days leading up the departure as the Spanish sailors worried they might getContinue reading “Owen Roe Sails up the Lackagh Bridge.”

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