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  1. Other Famous Players

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    Miss Sarah Nelson

    Inishowen, 1938. Jack Galbraith, Pound Street, Carndonagh, got 1st prize at Feis Inishowen.
    Fiddlers of local fame:- William Gill, Meanawuggy, Carndonagh, John Doherty, Carnatha, Carndonagh. George O'Donnell, Maralachan, Carndonagh, Denis Doherty, Ballylosky, Carndonagh, James Clingain, Chapel Street, Carndonagh, Joe Hamilton, Glentogher, Carndonagh, John MacCloskey, Ballylosky, Carndonagh.

  2. Other Famous Players

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    Miss Sarah Nelson

    Andy Connor, Cashel, Glentogher. His name is mentioned in a song recently made about Glentogher. John MacCandles, Strath's Bridge, Carndonagh, got 1st prize at Feis Inishowen, 1937. Joe Mac Kay, Malin Street, Carndonagh, got 1st at Inishowen 1938.
    Denis Doherty, Milltown, Carndonagh, got 2nd and 3rd prizes at Feis Inishowen 1937-38.
    Hughie MacGonigle, Barrowreagh, Carndonagh got 2nd at Feis Inishowen, 1937, and Barney Long, Milltown Cottage, Carndonagh, got 1st prize at Feis

  3. Fairy Stories

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    Monica Cavanagh
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    Mrs Mary Cavanagh
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    About the year 1930 three men went to the bog to cut turf. When they were returning in the evening they found on the side of the hill of Crucknooskey in Glenagannon a wooden barrel about two feet in height and one foot broad full of Danish butter. It weighed about forty lbs. These men were William Mc Elhinney og Glack, Carndonagh, Neil Mc Keague of Foxhole, Carndonagh, and Joseph Porter, Effishmore, Carndonagh.

  4. Mowers

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    Miss Sarah Nelson

    The best mowers in Carndonagh are:- John Doherty, Cruck, Carndonagh.
    William Mac Elhinney, Glack, Carndonagh.
    Philip Doherty, Glack, Carndonagh.
    Cornerlius Kavanagh, Glack, Carndonagh.
    These men are able to mow an acre of grass in a day or perhaps an acre and a half.

  5. Dancers

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    Miss Sarah Nelson

    Strath's Bridge, Carndonagh. John Nelson, Ballybig, Carndonagh, and Miss Cassie McGonigle, Cashelcraw, Carndonagh. Miss MacGonigle has won prizes for Irish step-dancing in Philadelphia.

    Melodion Players
    There is a boy living in Carnatha, Carndonagh, and his name is John Doherty. He is a famous melodion player. He plays at "big nights" in the locality, and is a great favourite with the people.

  6. Great Men

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    composing poetry and plays. He performs in all the plays produced in the Colgan Hall. He also sings at all the concerts. He has a special facility for composing as he sings. Mr. Doherty resides in The Diamond, Carndonagh.
    Mr. Patrick Lynch resides in Pound Street, Carndonagh.
    Mr. William Crampsey, Diamond, Carndonagh, ranks third as a comic actor. His natural manner of acquitting himself of his part makes him most popular with the audience. He is also gifted with rare musical talent and can play several musical instruments.

  7. Dancers

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    Miss Sarah Nelson

    The best dancer is Denis Doherty, Ballylosky, Carndonagh. Mr. Doherty, has won several trophies in Boston and New York.
    Another good Irish step-dancer is Mr. Eddie Doherty(Mullier), Church Cottage, Carndonagh. He has won many medals at the local Feis.
    Other famous dancers are:-
    Dan Doherty, Allashane, Carndonagh, James Mac Candless

  8. Severe Weather

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    Mary Eliza Hartin
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    John Gillespie
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    Severe Weather
    One August fair day in Carndonagh about six or seven years ago. It turned out a very stormy day and it rained so heavy that all the rivers and streams were flooded and also the roads. It got dark very early this day and lots of people had to stop in Carndonagh all that night and lots of people found it very hard to get home. There was a man and his wife from the Illies at this fair. They left Carndonagh about three o'clock with their horse and cart to go home. They made their way home as far as the Illies Riveer. It was awful dark and this (ro) river was overflooded across the whole road. It is said that the horse walked into the river and the man and the woman must have been thrown into the river and they must have been drowned. The horse he went home himself. All the people of the Illies were out looking for the man and his woman that night. The next morning the two peoples bodies were found about two miles or two miles and a half away from the place that they were drowned. There was a great thunder and lightning storm about the year (nin) nineteen hundred

  9. There is a local story told about a place in this district. It is said to be the bed of Diarmuid and Grainne. It is situated in the town-land of Carrowmore. It lies about halfway between the village of Carrowkeel and Carndonagh. It is situated between the parish of Carndonagh and Iskaheen. It consists of a round mound with a bed like shape in it and near to this place is a rock with bones under it which is said to be the bones of Diarmuid and Grainne. Diarmaid who was one of the Fianna of long ago. He was an out-law, and is believed to have often been seeking refuge in the mountains, and lonely places, and Grainne was his wife. The land on which this bed is situated, belongs to a farmer named Philip O'Donnell. It is also situated between the parish of Iskaheen and Buncrana. This mound lies to the left hand side of the Carndonagh road. It lies above P Philip O'Donnell's house out in the hill.

  10. Local Industries

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    James Greene
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    There was a tannery in Goorey Gleneely belonging to a family called Crampsey. The exact spot called the "tannyard" is still marked. The skins were bought in Carndonagh and other towns of Inishowen. The work ceased in this place fifty years ago. A son of one of the last workers lives in Carndonagh. His name is William Crampsey. The family to whom it belonged had a tanner from Derry curing the hides and the Crampseys paid him off as they thought they could manage the concern themselves but the first "lot" of hides they put down rotted and they lost heavily and had to give up the business. It is said that the flood came in on the hides. The "tannyard" is close to the river.
    Leather cutting also was a trade connected with the tannery and a family called Mc Conalogue of Listallaghan cut the leather and sold "makings of shoes" and other leather in Carndonagh. This

  11. Noted Singers

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    Miss Sarah Nelson

    Some of the best singers in this locality are:- William Davenport, the Bridge, Carndonagh, and Mrs. Eugene Dohery, Diamond, Carndonagh.
    Mr. Davenport is a famed singer, and sings at "big nights" in the locality. Mrs. Doherty was the leader of the old choir in the chapel, and, she possesses a voice of remarkable quality.

  12. Funny Stories

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    Mr Patrick Kearney

    About fifty years ago Willie Kearney who lived in Mullins, Carndonagh was drunk. John Porter took him in and gave him a cup of

  13. Old Graveyards

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    Mrs Paul Doherty

    In a field of Mary Kearney's in the townland of Ballyloskey, Carndonagh there is an old graveyard, and there are trees growing around where the graveyard once was. The people who own the field have never set crops in it as they consider it unlucky to tamper with it. There is a river flowing down at the foot of the field in which the graveyard is, and on the bank of the river there was a well called "St. Brigid's Well."

    About fifty years ago a man who lived in Ballyloskey, Carndonagh went out to feed his cows and he was never seen again. It is thought that he was killed and buried in this graveyard.

  14. Old Graveyards

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    There is a standing stone in a field of Philip O'Donnell's Ballybig, Carndonagh, and the people say it was one of the Tuadth De Danann who was buried under it, and he was supposed to be shot.

    There are four graves in a field of John Nelson's Ballybig, Carndonagh, and they call it the "fort". There was a man named Micky Nelson, ploughing in that field and he heard a violin playing in it.

  15. Fairy Stories

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    Monica Cavanagh
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    Mrs Mary Cavanagh
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    There is a district in Glenagannon, Carndonagh called 'Sheese' and there is a green mound called the 'Stirrel' in it. This mound is supposed to be where the fairies lived long ago, but no trace of them can be found now.
    One evening about thirty years ago Maggie Ní Elhinney, formerly of Glack, Carndonagh

  16. Fairy Stories

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    Monica Cavanagh
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    Mrs Mary Cavanagh
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    Over one hundred and twenty years ago an old man named Dorby Callaghan lived in Craigtown, Carndonagh. He said he saw a number of fairies and heard beautiful music around the 'Stirrel' in Sheese.
    Another man having the same name lived in Buildings, Carndonagh about the same time. He saw a little woman in the Oldtown and he went down every day with bread to her. He left it at a certain spot and immediately after his leaving the bread was lifted.