Burtonport

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Inside St Columba’s in Burtonport, west Donegal, a solitary priest stands on the altar and looks down on an empty church. “It’s not the way it’s mea(...)

Apart from the therapy sessions which the Screamers engaged in they spent time working as a community, weaving, and driving home cattle. Photograph: Pat Langan

Monday, January 24th, 1977 “Michael Finlan visited the group known as The Screamers and found them resisting cigarettes, aspirin, conventional social (...)

The Summer Isles author Philip Marsden on board his wooden boat. Philip sailed over from Cornwall to Dingle, the starting point of his adventure for his book

My first on-board visitor was Danny Sheehy. Poet, boat-builder, fisherman and farmer, Danny was also the veteran of several epic sea voyages. When I’d(...)

Maria Pearson (right) won a seat as a Tory on the Brentwood Borough Council

A native Irish speaker from the Donegal Gaeltacht has won a seat as a Tory in the UK local elections. Standing for the Conservatives, Maria Pearson, (...)

The report found that upgrade works are needed to protect four beaches with poor quality bathing water at Clifden, Co Galway;  Merrion Strand, Loughshinny; and Sandymount strands in Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protect(...)

Michael, Jim and James Gallagher at home in Burtonport, Co Donegal. The Gallaghers helped to rescue 13 people, mainly young children, off Roaninish in August 1956.

No VHF radio. No mobile phones. No blue-light convoy at the head of the quay. Donegal fishermen Michael and James Gallagher remember the relative sile(...)

The RNLI Arranmore lifeboat located the vessel on anchor and towed it to Burtonport. File photograph.

Two people in a boat with engine trouble were rescued off Glen Head, Co Donegal on Saturday night by the RNLI Arranmore lifeboat. The vessel had left(...)

Mannie McGowan with Ian Cragg – McGowan’s father, Tully, rescued Ian’s father, Derek, off a raft that had been swept into a sea cave at Bellachreesh on Arranmore Island in 1945

On the rocky beach at Bellachreesh on Arranmore Island, Ian Cragg stirs at something with the toe of his boot. It’s a broken old high-heeled leather s(...)