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”

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”

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 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”

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