Due to restrictions imposed by the Government in view of the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid 19 an attempt in the Gaeltacht to break six fiddle-playing Guinness World Records has been delayed. Organisers of the Event both in Ireland and abroad are sad to announce their decision but feel that peoples’ health and…Keep reading
New Year Eve Guinness World Records event supports victims of debilitating genetic condition known as Donegal amy
Known scientifically as ‘the T60A mutation,’ it’s destroying lives throughout Donegal, and beyond. Thought to originate along a 15-mile stretch of coastline in the northwestern Irish county, it is associated with hATTR amyloidosis, colloquially called ‘Donegal Amy,’ a genetic condition that progressively debilitates its victims leading to a deteriorating quality of life and loss of…Keep reading
They say a photograph tells a thousand words. So be it. Here are some photos (and videos) that capture the uplifting essential community spirit for what I hope – with the help of a support team of organisers, dancers, writers, singers and musicians, particularly fiddle-players – will set six (6) new GuinnessWorldRecords on New Year’s…Keep reading
This Friday evening’s star-studded musical event starting at 7.30pm in Ionad Naomh Padraig in Gweedore, themed ‘Fiddles and Faeries,’ features traditional music including an orchestral-style concert of more than 25 troubadours from all over Donegal and beyond, including maestros on fiddle, tin whistle, accordion, flute, uilleann pipes, mandolin, guitar and accordion. The talented cast of musicians…Keep reading
Attn. His Excellency President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins President Higgins, a chara I write this email to you from the remote area where I live near Cnoc Fola (Bloody Foreland), Gaoth Dobhair to invite you and your lovely wife, Sabina, to a unique arts and culture event in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht.…Keep reading
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