Local History by Seán Beattie

Books, Donegal Annual, Donegal Historical Society

Launch of Donegal Annual no. 70 2018



See full Table of Contents below with authors. The Annual includes over 60 photographs, diagrams and maps. There is a wide range of contributors from leading professionals and academics to independent scholars with deep knowledge of their own areas. 

The Annual was launched in Ballybofey on 26 July 2018 by Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council (Ireland), whose family have a long association with the county and the founding of the Society in 1947.

At the launch, the editor thanked all the contributors for their research and dedication, the Editorial Board and Una McGarrigle, Hon  Sec for her comprehensive commitment to the delivery of the Annual. 



From Malin to the Middle East: Inishowen High Crosses

Dr Michelle Brown

Donaghmore Parish, Barony of Raphoe                                                                     Belinda Mahaffy

Amateur Drama in Donegal 1952-61                                                                          Siofra Sloyan

“Open Air Mass in the Donegal Mountains”, 1867

Aidan O’Hara

Aspects of the History of Clann tSuibhne                                                                   Tomás G. Ó  Canann

Anglican Churches in Inishowen 1622-1733

Dr William Roulston

John McGettigan 1882-1958: Migrant, Minstrel, Entrepreneur

Marcas Ó  Murchú

By the Banks of the Eanymore                                                                                     Helen Meehan

The role of the P.S. Cynthia and the S.S. California in the development of Donegal Tourism.

Mervyn Watson

John W. Nixon and a Derry Libel Case

Dr Desmond Murphy

The Cenél nEogháin of Inishowen:

Aldfrith of Northumbria’a Donegal Cousins?

Dr. Brian Lacey

The Deliverance of Donegal

A Political Ballad and the Donegal Election 1874

Rev Raymond Blair

Néillí Boyle, Seamus Ennis and “The Moving Cloud”

Seán Boner

Upper Lough Foyle                                                                                                         Ross Cooper

Ballintra Map 1773 and Associated Families

Dr Sam Hanna

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in Donegal 1904-1927

Dr Seán Beattie

Ulster Plantation Leases, Manor of Castlefin 1680-1827

Terry Dolan


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