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In Conall’s Footsteps
By Lochlann Mc Gill

Foreword by Brian Friel

414 pages

This book, regarded as a classic, is now in it’s second print. When it was first published in 1992 it was nominated for the prestigious Irish Times Non-Fiction Award. The London Times said of it “Through it’s alchemy, every place, one passes is transformed”. The book is a treasure trove of the history of Ardara and its environs. Everyone with an Ardara connection should have a copy of this book in their home.

Price 35 + p&p

Contact: lochcarm@gmail.com


"This is the GAA History by which all others will be judged from here on.." Martin Carney R.T.E -

This is a truly outstanding GAA publication" Eugene Mc Gee - 'Irish Independent

"This book is a truly outstanding achievement" Sean Kelly G.A.A President - New York Launch 2004

Published in 2004 'Idir Peil agus Pobal' is the story of the history of the GAA in the Parish of Ardara. An 874 page publication which chronicles the birth of the GAA in the parish from the early 1900s to the present. it has been lauded nationally as the finest Club publication ever produced. Now selling for €15plus postage and packaging. contact john@jmac.ie

for further information.

Narin and Downstrands is a new publication by Francis Shovlin, a native of Narin now living in Donegal Town. It comprises a long essay on the history of the Narin area together with a series of essays of local interest published in Dearcadh over the past twenty years.

It is available at Diver’s in Ardara, Morgan’s in Portnoo, Nicholson’s (The Cope) in Narin and The Dolmen Centre in Kilclooney.

It is also available from www.amazon.co.uk and www.bookdepository.co.uk in paperback or as an e-book.
Best of Luck to Frank with the Publication



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