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Kilmainham Gaol

Brian Crowley from Kilmainham Gaol delivered a fantastic presentation on the History of Kilmainham Gaol in 10 objects. There were lots of references to Donegal. A very interesting evening.

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Irish emigration to Canada

Canadian Genealogist Bobby Kay delivered a wonderful presentation in the Buncrana Library, giving a fascinating insight on Irish Emigration to Canada.

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Right Rev Monsignor John O’Doherty P.P., V.G. Strabane (1843-1933)

Born 29 September 1843 in the Glebe Clonmany. Son of Bryan O’Doherty. His sister Bridget married Frank Doherty Magheramore Clonmany in 1858. Known to many as “Father John”, he received his early education...

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24. 09. 2020

Michael McLaughlin 1859-1942 – An Inishowen Pioneer in Canada.

Michael McLaughlin was born in Shandrum Buncrana to James McLaughlin and Mary Grant  in 1859. At the age of 18 he met two clergymen Bishop Sweeney and Fr. Michaud from New Brunswick Canada...

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Lough Swilly Railway

For people in this corner of Ireland, the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company is very much part of our history and heritage. Known as the “L&LSR”, “The Swilly Railway” or “The wee...

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Bishop Edward Maginn (1802-1849)

Bishop Edward Maginn (1802-1849)

“The fate of the dead is being envied by the living”. Edward Maginn, one of Derry’s most notable  Catholic bishops was born in Fintona Co. Tyrone in 1802. He moved to Buncrana with...

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Dáil centenary exhibition

In May 2019, we hosted an exhibition to commemorate the Dáil centenary and in particular its connection to Inishowen. Joseph O’Doherty was in the first Dáil Éireann and was the first Teachta Dála...

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