Donegal Annual Vol 2 1954-59 will be launched by Lillis O Laoire, NUIG, at Acadamh, Gweedore on Friday 27 February at 7 pm. Music and Refreshments. All welcome.
The new collection runs to 600 pages and features some of the leading historians of the county from the 1950s such as Paddy MacGIll, Fr, Canice Mooney, Patrick Bonner, Fr. Terence O Donnell, Sean Ban MacMenamin, Fr Aubrey Gwynn of UCD, Margaret Dobbs of QUB and Brian MacCafaid. Most areas of the county are covered- Lifford, the Rosses, the Laggan, Killybegs, Teelin, Donegal Town, Stranorlar, Carndonagh, Letterkenny etc.
The original copies had a print run of about 200 each so this new publication opens up a vast store of Donegal history to a wider audience.
Hugh Friel of Fanad has sponsored the publication. The editors are Sean Beattie, Vincent O Donnell and Aine Ni Dhuibhne.
Copies can be ordered from Una McGarrigle, Parkhill, Ballyshannon or via www.donegalhistory.com. or from any book shop.
Price 40 euro h/b, 25 euro p/b plus postage.