first_imgA book big on facts but with the curious title ‘The Little Book of Donegal’ was launched recently in the Central Library, Letterkenny.The book, published by The History Press Ireland, is written by Cathal Coyle a librarian from Stewartstown in County Tyrone who has ancestral links to Donegal.Indeed the villages of Stewartstown and Rathmullan share a unique historical link, as it was the Tyrone village where Hugh ‘The Great’ O’Neill sought refuge on a Crannog in Crieve Lough before making the journey to the Fanad Peninsula and embarking on the ‘Flight of the Earls’ along with Rory O’Donnell and others in 1607. Executive Librarian of Donegal County Library librarian Helen McNutt welcomed everyone for their attendance at the event, while All-Ireland winning Gaelic Football manager Brian McEniff was guest speaker, and endorsed the book in glowing terms.The author Cathal Coyle then described the background to the research and writing elements of the book and offered a brief flavour of the books contents.The Little Book of Donegal is indeed a compendium of fascinating, strange and entertaining facts about County Donegal – here you will find out about Donegal’s folklore and customs, its proud sporting heritage, its castles, forts and stone castles.Through historic towns and along the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ this book takes the reader on a journey through Donegal and its vibrant past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the wonderful people and heritage of Donegal. To get the book:Ballybofey: The Book Centre, Main StreetDonegal Town: Four Masters Book StoreDunfanaghy: The WorkhouseDungloe: Tourist Information CentreFalcarragh: An tSeanBhairicLetterkenny: Easons (Letterkenny Shopping Centre) and Dillon’s HotelLifford: The Old CourthouseOmagh: Carlisle BookshopSigned Copies available directly from the author: [email protected] ‘not so’ Little Book of Donegal launched to great success! was last modified: September 1st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

The ‘not so’ Little Book of Donegal launched to great success!

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