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Articles from the Inishowen Peninsula

Laurentic Commemoration Coach Tour of the Inishowen

image courtesy of Chris McClafferty One hundred years after one of Ireland’s greatest marine tragedies…people from Ireland, the UK and Canada are joining hands to remember a forgotten WW1 shipwreck. On before it even got out of Lough Swilly.  Sadly 354 men died that January night, men from Ireland, the January 25th, 1917, the HMS […]

Inishowen Tourism returns to the Holiday World Shows to market the Peninsula as a destination to visit in 2017

  Belfast’s Titanic Exhibition Centre and Dublin’s RDS hosted this year’s primary tourism trade event with a footfall in Belfast of almost 23,000 and 43,000 in Dublin; those seeking information on planning their holiday for 2017 would not be disappointed at the array of choice with nearly 400 stands to browse and ask questions. The […]

Lighting Up Inishowen At Christmas

At this time of year we embrace all that is sparkly and festive as we take down our favourite Christmas decorations from the attic, including the dreaded tangled web of fairy lights, baubles and an assortment of tinsel. For many, putting up a Christmas tree in our homes is part of Christmas tradition. In Inishowen, […]

The Coolest Crown On The Planet

In December 2016, Donegal was voted by National Geographic, the ‘Number 1’ place on the planet to visit in 2017. A key location within Donegal is the truly iconic Malin Head. As Ireland’s most northerly point the location marks the start / finish of the World’s longest defined coastal route, the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW). […]

Fairy Lore in Inishowen, Co. Donegal

In Inishowen, Co. Donegal there are numerous stories associated with the mischievous mythical race of fairies, artistically re imagined above,  with Ringforts, hawthorn bushes and certain trees found in the countryside. Fairies are described in Irish folklore as underground hosts of the Tuatha De Danann, another powerful mythical race. A Ringfort, pictured below, is an archaeological […]

Walking Along The Coast of Malin Head, Inishowen

Malin Head is Ireland’s most Northerly Point situated a short drive from Malin Town pictured above. On route to Malin Town, you will pass over an historic ten-arched bridge which leads to this bright and charming village. The word Malin itself originates from the Irish word Malainn meaning Braeface or Hillbrow, which hints at the […]

The Art of Printing at Ballagh Studio, Inishowen

Today’s trip takes me back to the creative and picturesque Ballagh Studio in Inishowen, to meet Tim Stampton, Artist, Illustrator & Print Maker. The studio, pictured above, houses creative pieces by both Tim and fellow artist, Ros Harvey.   Tim Stampton: A Skilled Potter Tim Stampton, was born in the UK and later moved at a […]

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