A new book telling fascinating stories from Dunkineely, Bruckless, Killaghtee and St. John’s Point is out this weekend.
The book by Michael Cunningham provides a collection of facts, myths and tales from the St. John’s Point area of Donegal. From megalithic tombs and 7th century saints to World War 2 installations, there are surprising tales few may know.
To celebrate the publication “A History of Dunkineely, Bruckless, Killaghtee and St John’s Point”, Dunkineely Community Ltd. will be holding a craft fair and book launch on Saturday 20th November 2021.
Come along and meet the author at Dunkineely Community Centre 7 to 9pm. Find out about the area, purchase the book, or just come along for the crafts!
DCL will also be selling a 2022 calendar, featuring amateur photography from the local area, and some thoughts on our oceans and sea.
Prices: €25 for the book and €10 for the calendar. Or get a special offer on the night of €30 for both! All proceeds go to local projects.
Covid-19 certs or approved alternative will be required for entry. Organisers are looking at the possibility of an outside stall, weather permitting.
Both can also be purchased at www.stjohnspoint.ie. Free delivery to the local area.
They will also be available in Floyd’s Mace (Dunkineely); Barry’s Spar (Bruckless) and Breslin’s Service Station (Killybegs) after the launch. While stocks last.
About the Book: A History of Dunkineely, Bruckless, Killaghtee and St John’s Point
It would appear that our ancient predecessors were copper miners. We may have had a king, an early Christian saint and a resident monk. We had gallowglasses who were fearsome and religious, a witch who maliciously whipped up storms and mermaids who tried to lead mariners to safety.
For some reason, the giants of this area always seemed to be throwing stones. We had a fenceless cattle ranch with mad cows terrorising the local populous.
We had a Bolshevik, Baha’i, Royal Navy Commander (work that one out!) and the quirky Family at Paradise Pier. Quirkier still was the American diplomat, who suggested the construction of the WWII Eire Signs; he got most of his information by consulting the dead during séances.
There are these, and so many more stories inside…
Supported by Creative Ireland and published by Dunkineely Community Ltd.