15th October – Donegal Today

A Youtube video featuring photographs from the 70’s and 80’s of life in Fanad, Co. Donegal. A Flickr gallery featuring wildlife photography from Malin Head area of north Inishowen and on twitter today, Wallace Media video of Dave Gallagher Rugby Legend, Donegal Churches by Liam McCormick and details of a SVT support group setup by a young Buncrana woman.

Old Photos of Fanad, Co. Donegal

Malin Head Wildlife Photography

Donegal on Twitter Today

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Malin Head Nature Photography

A lovely set of photographs inspired by the rich natural diversity at Malin Head, Inishowen, Co. Donegal by Ronan McLaughlin.

Malin Head or Cionn Mhálanna is the most northerly headland of the mainland of Ireland, and the most northerly point is actually a small islet 2 km northeast of Malin Head, known as Dúnaldragh or Fort of the bird flocks, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal. It lies at latitude 55.38ºN. Malin Head gives its name to the Malin sea area. There is a famous met station on the head. The oldest coastal radio statio in Europe can be found here, operating since 1902 and is part of the Irish Coastguard,

View Ronan’s Other Photos on Flickr

Ronan’s Photos on Flickr

14th October – Donegal Today

Watch video highlights of Earagail Arts Festival event which was held at Fort Dunree in summer of 2011 – Sean Og’s pub celebrates 10 years – a wedding at Rathmullan House hotel – notice of major Fracking meeting to be held in Ballyshannon – brush up on your Irish language skills – head for Donegal Town this weekend for the beer festival.

Puja at Fort Dunree – Summer 2011

Read more about Puja at Dunree

View more Donegal Videos

More details about Fort Dunree

13th October – Donegal Today

Stories about a women’s collective in North Inishowen, Julia O’Donnell and the Pope, and a nice set of wildlife photos from Ards Forest Park. Fidl, a trio of traditional musicians from west Donegal have just launched their new website and a selection of today’s tweets from the northwest.

News Stories

New Woolcraft Studio in Clonmany (Inishowen News)

Donegal Socks from Pope for Julia (Donegal Democrat)

Wildlife of Ards Forest Park (Wildlife Blog)

Donegal Trio “Fidl”

More info about Fidl

Donegal on Twitter Today

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Autumn Family Festival At Glenveagh

Saturday 29th to Monday 31st October 2011

Saturday 29th October

Family Derrylahan Walk, snacks & autumn art at the Log Cabin @10am, Booking Essential
Harvest Glen Walk with Fireside Storytelling, Music & light refreshments @ 1.30pm. Suitable for children over 8. Booking Essential.
Children’s Storytelling, Birds of Prey, Traditional Music & Dance. (All Events at the Castle from 12noon – 4pm, Free of charge, no Booking required)

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Sunday 30th October

Family Day at the Park (Two families for the price of One)
Family Derrylahan Walk, snacks & autumn art at the Log Cabin @10am, Booking Essential
Harvest Glen Walk with Fireside Storytelling, Music & light refreshments @ 1.30pm. Suitable for children over 8. Booking Essential.
Harvest Time Crafts & Craft Demonstrations ranging from The Weaver & his Spinning Wheel, Creel Making, Crochet Making, Woodturning, Rushes & Straw Craft, Glass Painting & much more.
(All Craft Events will be at the Visitor Centre from 12noon – 4pm, No Booking required & Demonstrations are Free of Charge).
Children’s Storytelling & Entertainment, Birds of Prey, Traditional Music, Dance & Song at the Castle from
12noon – 4pm (No Booking required & Free of Charge)
Food Stalls presented by the Glenveagh Restaurant & Castle Tearoom in the Restaurant at the Visitor Centre from 12noon – 4pm.

Bank Holiday Monday 31st October

Family Day at the Park (Two families for the price of One)
Family Derrylahan Walk, snacks & autumn art at the Log Cabin @10am, 12noon & 2pm. Booking Essential
Harvest Time Crafts & Craft Demonstrations ranging from The Weaver & his Spinning Wheel, Creel Making, Crochet Making, Woodturning, Rushes & Straw Craft, Glass Painting & much more.
(All Craft Events will be at the Visitor Centre from 12noon – 4pm, No Booking required & Demonstrations are Free of Charge).
Children’s Storytelling & Entertainment, Birds of Prey, Traditional Music, Dance & Song at the Castle from
12noon – 4pm (No Booking required & Free of Charge).
Food Stalls presented by the Glenveagh Restaurant & Castle Tearoom in the Restaurant at the Visitor Centre from 12noon – 4pm.

Festival Finale

“Next Parish Amerikay” a play by local performers will commence at the Visitor Centre at 3.30pm on Monday 31st October. (Bookings will taken on the day at the Visitor Centre reception desk.)
Deer Rut Theme Ranger Guided walk from the Visitor Centre @ 5pm – 7pm. Suitable for all children over 5yrs. Booking Essential

For more information or for Bookings Contact
Tel:+00 353 (0)74 9137090 EXT 3609 OR (0)74 9137698
Office hours Monday – Friday 8am – 4.30pm
Email: [email protected]
http://www.glenveaghnationalpark.ie/OctoberEvents.htm

More information about Glenveagh National Park

12th October – Donegal Today

Wednesday 12th October in County Donegal. Check out the video of a Peugeot 508 test drive which showcases Donegal’s scenery. Greencastle has just taken delivery of a new lifeboat and news of an upcoming food event in Inishowen. In the twitter feeds below you’ll also find a link to a superb hdr image of Fanad Lighthouse.

News Stories

Derry Journal > Greencastle gets new lifeboat

 

Top Gear Donegal

(not really but sort of) in Donegal with Peugeot 508
 

 
 

Donegal on Twitter Today

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Big Auction in Creeslough on Sat 15th October

There is expected to be strong interest in the sale of over 600 lots going under the hammer in a public auction in Creeslough next weekend.

Listed items include a diverse range of objects ranging from art, furniture, plant machinery, antiques, classic cars and house hold items.

The sale is billed as a “Household and Yard Clearance Auction”

On Thursday and Friday the lots will be open for viewing between 2pm to 8pm and the auction will be held on Saturday staring at 11am with car parts and plant machinery being sold at 5pm.

Auctioneers Charlie Robinson Ltd, stated that the sale includes car parts, plant machinery, furniture, collectables, antiques, paintings, prints, household items, old farm machinery. builders equipment; plant and materials, vehicles; classic Cars and have added that some items have asking prices.

Contact Charlie Robinson
+353 74 9136555
[email protected]

Full details at www.brayauctions.com

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11th October – Donegal on Twitter Today

Here is a roundup of the top Donegal related twitter posts (2 relate to our neighbours in NI). Well done to The Mill Restaurant in Dunfanaghy on winning “Hideaway of the Year” at the Georgina Campbell awards in Dublin and to Joanne Sweeney as she flies the flag for Donegal on TV3’s version of the Apprentice.

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The Mill Restaurant Dunfanaghy “Hideaway of the Year”

Congratulations to the Mill Restaurant, Dunfanaghy on winning “Hideaway of the Year” at annual Georgina Campbell awards cermony on Tuesday 11th October 2011. The Restaurant has an idyllic location on the shores of New Lake on the outskirts of Dunfanaghy – a place which has become a haven for seabirds in recent years and is now a special area of conservation.

The Mill Restaurant Dunfanaghy

The Mill Restaurant Dunfanaghy

T: +353 (0)74 9136985
W: www.themillrestaurant.com

The restaurant itself is a split level room overlooking the New Lake. It is a small friendly restaurant offering a relaxing but efficient service. Dinner is served between 7pm and 9pm, Tuesday to Sunday. The dinner menu changes every 4-6 weeks using fresh local produce in season. Derek and his small team produce food with a modern Irish flavour, with an emphasis on local seafood and shellfish…. more details and photos

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