Barney Big Dan's Cottage in Upper Annagh, Clonmany, is where we spent ten summers from 1974. Three rooms with no running water and chemical toilet in the barn at the bottom of the garden. It was dark but very warm and comfortable and with a fantastic view from the front door across the valley to Crockaughrim. A great base for family holidays.
The top of Bulbin overlooking Clonmany in Co.Donegal. Towering over the village, the mountain with its cross was a favourite destination during the ten summers our family spent in the area. Dad's rule was 'three days without rain' before a climb could be attempted. Some summers that never happened!
The cross was constructed by locals in the early 1930's to celebrate the Eucharistic Congress of Dublin in 1932. This was one of the largest eucharistic congresses held in the 20th century and an estimated quarter of the population of the island attended the last event - a mass in Dublin's Phoenix Park. It was a big deal. In Clonmany, material for the cross was transported by horse and cart as far as possible and then by hand up the remainder of the mountain. It was a true community effort,
Marks of Time
Sketches of buildings in the North West of Ireland and further afield with a little information about their history.