Sean Beattie: research historian, editor of Donegal Annual, Macklin Festival and Colgan Heritage Weekend committee member, chairman of Ulster Local History Trust, author of a number of books on Donegal history, Ph.D. specialising in Congested Districts Board.Worked as a teacher of English, History and French in St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Derry, subsequently at Ballyfermot Vocational School, Dublin, while undertaking H.Dip. Ed., Carndonagh College and Carndonagh Community School, Co Donegal. Guidance Counsellor at the latter for twenty years. On his appointment to Carndonagh College in 1971, he founded the school magazine Inisduinn, which is still in operation.Thanks to this magazine, the school has a photo of most students since it opened. Most recent publication was An Historical, Environmental and Cultural Atlas of County Donegal (edited with Jim MacLaughlin), published by Cork University Press, 500 pages approx, ISBN 9781 8591 84943. In 2013 he was awarded an honorary degree by the National University of Ireland, Galway.