County Donegal Historical Society

Indices of Donegal Annuals - 1990s

1990 to 1999


1990 President: Arthur Lemon                                                                                                 No. 42
Description Author Page
Our President   2
Donegal Association in Glasgow 1877-1977 Very Rev. Bernard J. Canning 4
The Parish of Donagh - a list of Parish Priests Brian Bonner 13
Did Cursing Stones really sink the HMS Wasp? Enda McLaughlin 17
Robert Boyd of Ballymacool Alan Roberts and  W.S. Ferguson 24
The Boundary Commission and Donegal J.D. Williams 28
Elizabeth Shane, the forgotten Poetess? Tomás Ó Cuireáin 33
Life in the Rosses - two hundred years ago Pádraig S. Mac a'Ghoill 38
A Ballyshannon emigrant's letter and Lifford Jail John B. Cunningham 42
Nixon - a tyrant landlord Séamus Mac Aoidh 45
A Cistercian Grange and adventures of Captain Cuellar 1588 Dr. Geraldine Carville 49
The Origins of Clann Suibhne R. Mingo Sweeney 61
Early History of McGettigan Sept Dr. Dan McGettigan 63
Seosamh Mac Grianna - Rí-éigeas na gConallach 1900-1990 Nollaig Mac Congáil 69
An Irish licence was the "Open Sesame' Brian Walsh 83
"The Deity by the Well" Arthur Spears and Lucius Emerson 86
In Retrospect C.A. King 107
Publications of Donegal interest   121
Archaeological and Historical Survey Group Eithne Verlina) 125
Harley-MacDonagh Competition report    127
Honorary Curator's interim report    128
Tómas Cardinal Ó Fiaich: an Appreciation    129
Fr. Jackie - a fond farewell   131
Book Reviews   133
In Memoriam    139
Proceedings of the Society, 1990    140
Officers and Membership   142

1991                                                                                                                                    No. 43
Description Author Page
"This Desctructive Trade" Sean Beattie 2
Ray School, Manorcunningham May McClintock 16
World War II Plane Crashes in Donegal Gerard A. Hannigan 26
Killydonnell Friary Seamus McGee 45
Carved Stone Heads from Drumnacroil, Ballintra Arthur Spears and Lucius Emerson 50
The Folliotts, Wardtown Castle and the Colleen Bawn Anthony Begley 61
Oíche Mhic a'Dubhghaill nó Oíche na Gaoithe Móire Pádraig S. Mac a'Ghoill 75
The Co. Donegal Grand Jury in the Early l9th Century Raymond A. Blair 77
The Story of Bruckless House Clive J. Evans 86
The Wilsons of Upper Cavan (1818-1895) Raymond A. Blair 99
The Costal Defences in Lenan during the Emergency Jack Campbell 109
Ó Muirgheasáin: The Bishop's Tax-gatherer Brian Bonner 117
In Retrospect Cecil A. King 121
Publications of Donegal interest   124
Harley-MacDonagh Memorial Competition Report    129
Query and Letter    131
Book Reviews   132
Proceedings of the Society   136
Hon. Curator's Report    137
In Memoriam       138
Officers and Membership   141

1992                                                                                                                                        No. 44
Description Author Page
John McColgan 1592-1992 Conall Byrne 3
"A Wonderful Day" Paddy McClure 8
Emigration from North Donegal Seán Beattie 11
The Ancient Hills of Donagh Patrick Doherty 41
A Lintel Grave Cemetery at Killygarvan Raghnall Ó Floinn 42
The Montgomerys, the Sinclairs and Drumbeg House Helen Meehan N.T 51
250 Years Old - The Augusta County Regiment 1742-1992 Patricia Burton 64
The Ellistrim Mutual Improvement Association Mrs. Clare Stephens 69
A Bronze Ringed Pin from Ballintemple Thomas Fleming and Richard Crumlish 83
The Jail in Lifford Diamond Martina Gallagher and Hilary Barrett 88
Doe in the Plantation Rev. John J. Silke 92
The Rannyhaul Hoard Michael Kenny 106
Mac Daibhéid: Descendant of Pug-Nosed Ó Dochartaigh Brian Bonner 110
St. Catherine Oughterlin, 1792-1992 John F. McCreadie 113
Mná na nDálach Dr. Niall Ó Dónaill 115
Tracing Donegal Ancestors Liam Ó Rónáin 118
In Retrospect C.A. King 124
Publications of Donegal Interest, Jan-Dec. 1992 Liam Ó Rónáin 129
Book Reviews   133
The Federation for Ulster Local Studies J.D. Williams 136
The Hon Curator's Report Lucius J. Emerson 138
Co. Donegal Historical Society's Awards   139
Proceedings of the Society       142
Officers and Membership    145

1993 President: Seamus Gildea                                                                                                            No. 45
Description Author Page
Our President   2
Diary of a Ballyshannon Lady Anthony Begley 4
Rev. Richard Dill, M.A., & Magee College Alan Roberts 21
A Bog Body from Meenybraden Bog R.Ó Floinn 23
The Irish Language in lnishowen    29
Tullaghobegley Church and Graveyard Excavation Report Richard Crumlish) 42
Hugh Deery J. P. Walls 52
Ethna Carbery - Anna Johnston McManus Helen Meehan N.T. 55
Plane Crash in the Blue Stacks Remembered   66
"Cú Uladh" - Peter Toner McGinley Pádraig S. Mac a' Ghoill 69
The Village Banks in Donegal Pat Bolger 72
Dr. Thomas Reid, A Convict Ship's Surgeon  J.A.Gamble 76
The Fate of Kingsley Porter Hilary Richardson 83
300 Years of the Brooks and Other Ascendancy Families at Lough Eske Arthur Spears 94
In Retrospect C.A. King 104
Donegal Local Studies, 1993   113
Book Reviews   118
C.D.H.S. Musuem Curator's Report   124
New Archaeological Sites in Donegal    126
Historical Society Awards   130
Proceedings of Our Society   132
Obituary &  Errata   133
Past Presidents    135
Officers and Membership of the Society    136

1994                                                                                                                                                            No. 46
Description Author Page
The McManus Brothers Helen Meehan 5
Aodh Ruadh Ó Domhnaill - What caused his death? Conall Mac Cuinneagáin 18
Cosslett a Chruinnigh Aodh Ó Canainn 23
Dunlewey By the Lakes Tom Coll 34
John Daniel, Thomas Conolly and the Erne Fisheries 1796-1799 Francis Hayes 43
History of Land Ownership and Agrarian Structure of the Estate of William Connolly Mary McDaid 53
Gael Mór Mo Linne - An tAthair Peadar Mac Loinnsigh Geralt Ó Dochartaigh 60
Visit to Some of the Distressed Districts in Ireland C.W.P. MacArthur 64
A Letter from America Anthony Begley 83
Old Graveyard and Irregular Burials near Pettigo John Cunningham 87
Memoirs of a Land Agent C.W.P. MacArthur 90
Lough Derg, the Continent of Europe and the Recesses of the Mind Michael Haren 107
The Turas (St. Peter & St. Paul) Kathleen Carr 114
In Retrospect C.A. King 116
Donegal Local Publications Liam Ó Rónáin 125
Book Reviews    130
Historical Society Awards Arthur Lemon 133
Proceedings of the Society   135
Newly Discovered Archaeological Sites in Donegal  Recorded during 1994    138
Obituary: Late Sean Ó Callaghan    141
Officers 1994   142
List of Members   144
Junior Members   164
Past Presidents      165
Life Members     166

1995 President: Mairéad Dunlevy                                                                                                                No. 47
Description Author Page
Our President    4
Ó Siall: The Healer Brian Bonner  5
Montgomery of Alamein and The Montgomerys of Moville Helen Meehan 9
Famine in Inishowen Kieran Quinn  23
The Great Famine in Glencolmcille and neighbourhood Conall MacCuinneagáin 28
The Great Famine in the Rosses Pádráig Ua Cnáimhsí  39
The Quaker Mission in Donegal, 1846 C.W.P. Mac Arthur 45
Arranmore Disaster recalled Very Rev. B.J. Canon Canning 47
Aodh Mac Aodba Duibh of Ramelton Seamus Mac Aoidh 51
Memoirs of a Land Agent, part II edited by C.W.P. Mac Arthur 55
Donegal Shipwrecks Edward Bourke 77
The Demise of the Strabane & Letterkenny Railway Eunan McMullin 83
A Study of Schools and Schoolteachers in Ballyshannon and  the surrounding Districts in the 19th Century Billy Finn 89
Féile na Bealtaine in larthar agus Iar-dheiscirt Thír Chonaill Patricia Lysaght 97
Meath na Gaeilge gCluain Máine agus Iorras M. Ó hEarcáin  106
A Donegal-Virginia connection Mary B. Kegley  113
Gael Mór mo Linne (2) - An t-árd-Deachan Mac Giolia Chearra Gearált Ó Dochartaigh 115
In Retrospect C.A. King  117
Honorary Curator's Interim Report 1995 L.J. Emerson 126
Donegal Studies 1995 Liam Ó Rónáin   129
Book Reviews     135
Competition Results     139
Proceedings of the Society K. Emerson  140
Annual Index   143
Officers Members   144

1996                                                                           Golden Jubilee Issue                                             No. 48
Description Author Page
The Early Years of the Co. Donegal Historical Society Lucius J. Emerson  6
Memories: Pleasant and Sad Cecil A. King  9
Memorable Events of the Last Fifty Years Dr. Lochlainn McGill 11
Achievements E.W.R. Cookman  15
President's Chain of Office E.W.R. Cookman 21
Donegal in Song and Story Archdeacon Kerr 26
Parish of Kilteevogue Chris MacDonagh  39
Facts from Flint Joanna Nolan   42
Understanding Traditions Rev. R. S. Tosh  46
Faoi Scáth na hEargala Noel Ó Gallchóir 51
Writers of Donegal, Joe Mulholland  70
Fragmenta Rapotensiana Tomás G. Ó Canainn  86
The Lumper Thomas Downey  100
Belleek, Ballyshannon & Pettigo in the 1790s John Cunningham  104
Irish Franciscan Studies in the 17th Century Fr. Patrick Conlan 110
Some Gaelic Place Names of the Laggan Arthur Spears 123
Edward Maginn - A Bishop for all seasons Seán Beattie 141
Government Intervention in Land Improvement in Co. Donegal, 1846 - 1880 Martina O'Donnell  158
The Cholera, The Famine and Inver Relief Committees Helen Meehan  193
The 400th Anniversary of the Battle of Ballyshannon Billy Finn  205
Of Myth and Men Lochlann McGill  211
Graveyard Inscriptions at Finner Transition Class, Bundoran V.E.C 218
An Insight into the Post Famine Rosses Lochlann McGill  235
Donegal Studies Liam Ó Rónáin  236
Hon. Curator's Report Lucius Emerson  244
Proceedings of the Society J. D. Williams 245
Competition Results Pat Shallow 249
Queries    251
Obituaries   252
Stalwarts in Public Life C. A. King 256
Passing of History C. A. King  257
Officers and Membership   260

1997 President: Patrick Dunlevy                                                                                                                                       No. 49                                                
Description Author Page
Our President   4
The Holy Wells of St. Colmcille Eunan O'Donnell 7
Disert in the Blue Stacks Helen Meehan 12
Colmcille san Fhabhalscéalaíocht Matius ó hEarcáin 24
Lá Chalum-Chille Arthur Spears 37
A Lost Columban Turas in Derry Brian Lacy 39
Is Misach Cairnigh attributed to the wrong Saint Cairneach? Arthur Spears 42
The Diocese of Raphoe celebrates the 14th Centenary of the death of Colmcille An tAth. Cathal Ó Fearraí 46
The Famine in Dunfanaghy Seamus Cannon 69
Laggan Farm Accounts Sean Beattie 77
Balloo or Baloo, General Hart's Indian Servant C.W.P. MacArthur 86
The Franciscan Third Order Regular in Donegal Fr. Patrick Conlan, O.F.M. 98
A Note on Anthony O'Donnell, O.F.M., Bishop of Raphoe 1750-55 Fr. Patrick Conlan, O.F.M. 105
A Catalogue of the Bishops of Raphoe to A.D. 1600 Henry A. Jefferies 106
Morton in Bruckless Clive Evans 113
O'Donnells of Tir Chonaill L. Mac Éimear 121
Archaeological Sites recorded in Donegal during 1997 Joanna Nolan 122
Colm Cille 1400 Liam Ronáin 126
Donegal Studies 1997 Liam Ronáin 128
Proceedings of the Society   136
Curator's Report   137
Schools Competition Report   138
Obituaries   141
Officers and Membership   144

1998                                                                                                                                                        No. 50
Description Author Page
The Donegal Bay Area in the 1790s Helen Meehan  4
Up not out: why did Northwest Ulster not rise in 1798? Brendán MacSuibhne  15
John Kells Ingram John B. Cunningham 33
Songs of the United Irishmen in the North/North-West Jimmy McBride 41
The Reverend James Porter Pádraig Ó Baoighill 53
1798 Artefacts  L. Emerson  60
Prionsias Ó Brógáin Pádraig Ó Baoighill 62
Early Mesolithic Site Brian McNaught  64
Language Change in Urris Bernadette Friel 66
Peadar O'Donnell and The Bell Frank Shovlin 76
Seanchas Loch-an-Iuir Pádraig MacGairbheith   88
The Early Franciscan Years in RossnowIagh Fr. Patrick Conlan  94
Rock Art at Magheestown Eamon Cody  109
The Role of the Congested Districts Board in Estate Purchase and Improvement in Donegal, 1891-1923 Martina O'Donnell  113
Donegal Studies, 1998 Liam Ó Rónáin 126
Proceedings of the Society J. D. Williams  138
Curator's Report L. Emerson  139
Schools' Competition Report  Pat Shallow 140
Obituary on D. Borland May McClintock 143
Officers and Membership   144

1999 President: Eddie O'Kane                                                                                                                                    No 51
Description Author Page
Our President   4
Francis Robertson, Founder of the Robertson Schools C. P. MacArthur 6
Baithin 2000 Canon David W. T. Crooks 19
The Conynghams of Slane and Mountcharles Helen Meehan  22
The Drumhaggart Early Bronze Age Pit Burial Brian McNaught  36
Placenames of Dunaff Rosemarie Doherty  41
The Prior School, Lifford Brian Moriarity 46
Excavation at Ballymacaward Elizabeth O'Brien  56
WiIIiam Hart of Muff & The Lough Swilly Oyster Co Sean Beattie  62
Most Rev. Patrick Murray CSSR 1865-1959 Rev. Bernard Canning 71
Portraying Donegal: The OS Memoirs Angelique Day 77
Sheol siad le Childers Uinsionn Ó Breisláin 93
A Rural Industry in West Ulster - Stonecutting John B. Cunningham 99
Ancient Basin Stone Tommy Gallagher 108
The Temperance Movement in South Donegal Helen Meehan 110
The Temperance Movement in North Donegal John McCreadie  116
Donegal Studies 1999 Liam Ó Rónáin 118
Book Review Liam Ó Rónáin  128
Proceedings of the Society J. D. Williams 130
Curator's Report L. Emerson  131
Schools Competition Report & Results Pat Shallow 132
Obituary of E.W.R. Cookman Arthur Spears 133
Officers and Membership   134