Donegal County Museum are excited to launch their online County Donegal World War I database, ‘The County Donegal Roll of Honour 1914 – 1918’.
The launch is being done as part of Donegal County Council’s Decade of Centenaries Commemorative Programme.
The searchable database contains information on each known person from County Donegal who died as a result of the War.
Information contained in this database includes name, service number and place of birth as well as additional information intensively researched by Donegal County Museum., Culture Division, Donegal County Council.
The database listings are based on the 5th edition of the County Donegal Book of Honour, The Great War 1914-1918, which was updated with assistance from the public and under the guidance of a new Committee and was edited and reprinted by the Museum in 2019.
This County database is a work in progress and is designed to be updated as new information is uncovered.
A spokesperson for the Donegal County Museum said: “We have made every effort to ensure that the names and details of all those that died have been included and we acknowledge the assistance of all those who contributed information to the book and we wish to acknowledge those who worked on this project – Judith McCarthy, Donegal County Museum, Caroline Carr, Donegal County Museum and Paul Earley, Information Systems, Donegal County Council
“Information may exist on others from Donegal who died during the War, please forward any information to Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny Co. Donegal, Ireland or email us on email@example.com or contact us via the contact form on the website.”
Donegal County Museum has been undertaking research on all those from Donegal involved in World War I since 2001. Over the years the Museum has organised and participated in a variety of events examining the story of Donegal’s role in the War.
This project has been funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media under the Community Strand of the 2021 Decade of Centenaries programme as part of the Decade of Centenaries Initiative 2012-2023.