Monthly Archives: August 2013

A selection of tributes to the late great Seamus Heaney

“His contribution to the republics of letters, conscience, and humanity was immense.”President Michael D Higgins “The strength, beauty and character of his words will endure for many generations to come.”President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso “Both his stunning … Continue reading

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RIP Seamus Heaney, one of the greats

by Siobhan McNamara for http://www.donegalnow.com 30/08/2013 Acclaimed poet Seamus Heaney has died at the age of 74. Seamus Heaney was born near Toomebridge and as a child moved with his family to Bellaghy. His upbringing in the Co Derry countryside … Continue reading

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Bluestack Way to become part of iconic international trail

Way-marked walks in Donegal and across Ulster are to be included in the International Appalachian Trail. The Trail was established to develop a long-distance walking trail that extended beyond modern-day borders to geographic regions once connected by the Appalachian Mountain … Continue reading

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A novel approach to book sharing – Buncrana in Co Donegal is the latest town to install wee libraries

Buncrana’s Free Wee Libraries may be no bigger than dolls houses but they are attracting a lot of attention. Both RTE and BBC have run features on the initiative to get people reading through a free community book sharing scheme. In total … Continue reading

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Haiku time again …

Amidst the morning mist rising off the river a heron stands still

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Another summer draws to a close ….

Pink-bellied sea gull  pink-bellied cloud the sun goes down on days of gold.

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House Martens

 Lots of activity under the eaves at the moment, fascinating to watch the architecture and ingrained knowledge involved in nest-building ….   House Martens They come in spring, weary after several weeks on the wing, hungry for the insect life … Continue reading

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