The ruins of Miseog’s Home Peggy Boyle known as Miseog, was a prophetess who lived in the townland of Ballymanus, a couple of miles from my home here in County Donegal. Background Miseog, a native Irish speaker, was born in 1816 and married Paddy Harley, who made several trips to work in the coal mines … More Miseog

The Wild Atlantic Way – Seal Watching

Elsie Jayne The 41st Burtonport Summer Festival programme included “Seal Watching Trips” to see one of Ireland’s largest seal populations, with Jim Muldowney of Dive Arranmore. “The islands and rocks of Dungloe Bay are home to around 300 seals including pups at this time of year”, the programme suggested. I felt compelled to book a … More The Wild Atlantic Way – Seal Watching

Cluain na dTor – Meadow of Shrubs

Cluain na dTor is one of 22 gardens featured in the 2017 Donegal Garden Trail. It is described in The Trail’s brochure as “Donegal’s tropical garden, inspirational and boldly experimental!” Seamus O’Donnell’s garden has been developed over a period of twenty years, and features many unusual plants collected from around the globe. The gardens include … More Cluain na dTor – Meadow of Shrubs

The River Walk

In last week’s post 10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness , I mentioned the benefits of exercise and avoiding isolation. The River Walk is located in the town of Dungloe, a few miles from my home. It has been developed to provide two walking routes alongside a lake, a river, and some … More The River Walk