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  • 2024 : Field Day, Lifford 14th July 2024
    Sunday 21st July 2024 : Meet at the public car park in the Lifford Diamond @ 3PM Seán Boner will be our guide for the second field day of 2024. Lifford is one of the more interesting towns in Donegal historically. It has the Courthouse and it had a jail for many years. It is a place ...
  • 2024 : Field Day, Letterkenny 4th June 2024
    Sunday 9th June 2024 : Meet at County Donegal Museum, High Road, Letterkenny @ 3PM The County Donegal Historical Society will host their first field day of 2024 with a talk to commemorate the centenary of the strike that took place at St. Conal’s Hospital in 1924. It will take place this Sunday 9th June at 3.00pm in the ...
  • Donegal Annual 2024 : Membership Still Open 28th May 2024
    Donegal Annual 2024 can be obtained by joining the Society for 2024 membership. Options to download a form for payment by cheque or to apply online with card payments are available in Membership: https://donegalhistory.ie/membership-renewal-new-members-form-2024
  • 2024 : Field Days Announced 26th May 2024
    Sunday 9th June 2024 : Letterkenny Your guide: Hugh Devlin We will meet at the Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny @ 3PM Sunday 21st July 2024 : Lifford Your guide: Seán Boner. We will meet in the public carpark in the Diamond @ 3PM Tea will be available afterwards in the Old Courthouse. HERITAGE WEEK Sunday 25th August 2024 : Ards, ...
  • Donegal Annual 2024 News 18th May 2024
    Bernán Chonaill, the bell of St Conall Cae One of the exceptional collection of articles in the Donegal Annual 2024 is by Tomás Ó Canann. The article focuses on one of the great artefacts of Donegal, held by the British Museum – Beárnan Chonaill, or St Conall’s Bell, and its last keeper, Conall mac Mhícheáil Uí ...
  • Donegal Annual 2024 Launch Event 13th May 2024
    Donegal Annual 2025, Volume 76 The County Donegal Historical Society will be launching the  Donegal Annual 2024 (No. 76)  at: Donegal Castle Donegal Town Friday 24th May 2024 @ 6PM To reserve a place, please email Hugh Devlin, Secretary, donegalhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com
  • Treasure Each Voice Award 2023 16th October 2023
    Rev. Raymond Blair, former President of the Society, was presented with the Treasure Each Voice Award at the Frances Browne Literary Festival in Letterkenny on Thursday evening. This annual award announced on the first night of the festival was given to recognise the research that Rev Blair has carried out upon the life and writings of ...
  • Our new website 12th October 2023
    Welcome to the new website of County Donegal Historical Society. You will have been redirected here from our old website at donegalhistory.com Bookmark us : Use ctrl+d to save our new address to your Internet browser’s Favourites folder. Website Legacy : We recognise that the previous website has been able to garner a range of ...
  • Schools’ Competition 2023 14th September 2023
    The story of my old photograph We are delighted to announce the County Donegal Historical Society Schools’ Competition for 2023. The theme for 2023 is ‘The story of my old photograph’ Competition Details A photo can give us a glimpse into lives past, long forgotten events, forgotten places and memories that are personal or shared with the community. They ...
  • 2023 : Field Day, Ballindrait 7th September 2023
    Our final field trip of 2023 was to visit to Ballindrait, near Lifford, on Sunday 3rd September. Belinda Mahaffy was our tour guide for the day. Participants met up at the Ballindrait Presbyterian Church at 2.30pm where Belinda Mahaffy give a background to the area from earliest days, high lightening the importance of Croaghan Hill and ...
  • Membership Newsletter August 2023 15th August 2023
    We invite all current and past members of the County Donegal Historical Society to join us for the official launch of the latest Donegal Annual 2023 at the MacGill Summer School in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties, on Saturday 19th August 2023 at 4.00pm. The launch will be performed by Dr Joe Mullholland. During the past year ...
  • Our new website 5th August 2023
    Welcome to the new website of County Donegal Historical Society. You will have been redirected here from our old website at donegalhistory.com Bookmark us : Use ctrl+d to save our new address to your Internet browser’s Favourites folder. Website Legacy : We recognise that the previous website has been able to garner a range of ...
  • Our President 2022 3rd August 2022
    Uachtarán Chumann Staire agus Seanchais Chondae Dhún na nGall. President of the County Donegal Historical and Folklore Society. The outgoing president of the Donegal Historical Society, Seán Boner (left) presents new holder of that office, Rev. Raymond Blair with his chain of office following Annual General Meeting in Ballybofey The President of Donegal Historical Society, Rev. Raymond Blair, ...
  • Field Days for 2022 10th July 2022
    Sun. 24th July : 3.00pmDungloe & Area (Guide: Sean Boner)Meet at the public car park Sun. 7th August : 3.00pmGlencolmcille Area (Guide: Paddy Gillespie)Meet at Glencolmcille Folk Village car park (towards sea) Sat. 27th August : 3.00 pmStranorlar Area(Ballybofey &5 Stranorlar Historical Society members)Meet in the Church of Ireland car park on the golf course road Sat. 3rd ...
  • Annuals & Collections Discounted 19th January 2022
    Annuals and Annual Collections available at a discount.