Saturday, 6 April 2013

A Full Listing of Blogs on Ballyshannon Musings

This week´s Ballyshannon Musings names all the topics that can be easily read on the site. New stories about the Ballyshannon area will be added  for the Year of the Gathering.The following newly researched blogs can be read on the Ballyshannon Musings Archive :


Ballyshannon Fisherman’s Curious Discovery
40 Shades of Ballyshannon 
Lots of Local History at Allingham Festival
Centenary of De La Salle 1912-2012
Ballyshannon Workhouse Closes 90 Years Ago
The Garden Fete and Fancy Dress Parade1945
Christmas Shopping in Ballyshannon in 1889
19th Century Ballyshannon- A Commercial Centre
Dancing and “Sitting Out” in Cars in 1935
Ten Rarely Asked Questions on the Ballyshannon Area
“Let me sing of what I know(1)” 


“Let me sing of what  I know” (2)
Farewell to Ballyshannon/ 
The Maid of the Melvin Shore and Other True Stories
The Worst Fire Ever in Ballyshannon 1849
Early Drama Groups and Ballyshannon Playwrights
Local History Suitable for Home and Away
Ballyshannon Links to Two Unusual Olympic Games
Ballyshannon Imprisonments, Whippings and transportations to Van Diemen's Land
From Ballyshannon to Australia and Onwards to Zambia
Eamon DeValera's Late Late Rally in Ballyshannon

The Gathering in Ballyshannon: Google “The Gathering in Ballyshannon” for more details of special events you might like to attend later in the year. Lots happening in Ballyshannon in the summertime including Rory Gallagher Festival,  Ballyshannon Folk Festival also Ballyshannon 400 celebrating the granting of a town charter in 1613 and the commemoration of the Kildoney Fishermen’s victory in 1933.

Ballyshannon Musings:  Please let people with an interest in Ballyshannon and surrounding areas know about this site, particularly people who are not living locally and those who are abroad. The site is called Ballyshannon Musings and there are a number of back issues available on the internet. Copy this link and forward google The site can be located on the internet (or by connecting to my Facebook page). New items will be posted every week or two on Ballyshannon Musings during 2013the year of “The Gathering”. The blogs are not taken from the book below

Next Blog will be posted on Saturday 13th April - "A Forgotten Ballyshannon Golf Course over a Century Ago" The blogs are not taken from the book below.

A New Local History suitable for those at Home and Away 

Anthony Begley, local historian, published a new book entitled: "Ballyshannon. Genealogy and History" which reveals newly researched history and genealogy of the town, extending as far as the Rossnowlagh, Cashelard, Corlea, Clyhore, Higginstown and Finner areas. Includes the parishes of Kilbarron and Magh Ene.
The genealogy material provides detailed guidelines for anyone tracing their roots in the area or anywhere in County Donegal or Ireland. The book contains 500 pages and is richly illustrated with stunning colour, aerial photography, original illustrations and rare photographs of the area not seen before.

Topics include: How to go about Tracing your Roots/The first settlers in the area/ Newly researched history of the town of Ballyshannon and the townlands in Kilbarron and Mágh Éne parishes/ Records of the first travellers and tourists to Ballyshannon, Bundoran, Belleek and Ballintra/An aerial guide to place names along the Erne from Ballyshannon to the Bar/Flora and Fauna of the area/ A history of buildings and housing estates in the locality/Graveyard Inscriptions from the Abbey graveyard, St. Joseph’s and St. Anne’s /Rolling back the years with many memories of the Great Famine, Independence strugglle, hydro-electric scheme, Gaelic games, boxing, handball, Boy Scouts, soccer, mummers, characters, organisations, folklore and lots more.

Book Available from The Novel Idea Bookshop Ballyshannon/ The Four Masters Bookshop Donegal Town or can be mailed by Anthony Begley West Rock Ballyshannon. tel. 0872351044. Enquiries welcome.

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