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The Old Courthouse News

A series of booklets produced in Lifford with some historical interest. ...

Using DNA for Genealogy

A talk on using DNA for Genealogy will be given by Malcolm Houston of the Historical Society after the monthly meeting of the Ballybofey, Stranorlar and District Historical Society in Henderson Hall on Monday 25th March 2019 at approx 8.30pm The short talk will focus on DNA kits, the companies behind them and how to…Read More+ ...

Taking history to a new level..

Historical members Malcolm Houston and Kathleen Phelan recently attended an introduction to Photogrammerty in the Donegal county museum. The training was provided under the CINE project. Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment (CINE) is a collaborative digital heritage project between 9 partners and 10 associated partners from Norway, Iceland, Ireland, Northern Ireland…Read More+ ...

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The Old Courthouse News

A series of booklets produced in Lifford with some historical interest. ...

Ballybofey & Stranorlar 1958

Ballybofey & Stranorlar – 1958 Courtesy of Violet Russell, we have got a copy of some Cine camera footage from around, Ballybofey and Stranorlar, including come great footage of the trains at Stranorlar railway station. ...

Monellan Castle

Monellan Castle In years gone by, one of the most impressive buildings of the time was Monellan Castle, situated a few miles north of Crossroads, Killygordon. Although it was the largest building in the Valley at the time, set in beautiful surroundings second to none in the area, it cannot be clear whether it was…Read More+ ...

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