The new Irish passport launched last week features many iconic Irish landmarks including Donegal’s famous “An Grianan Ailiagh” located at the edge of the Inishowen Peninsula.
Amidst images of Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey and Croke Park, the ancient stone fort has much myth and legends associated with it. The Irish Annals record it’s destruction in 1101 and the current hill fort was reconstructed in 1874-1878.
Also in addition to images of Irish music and dance were the verses of three poets, William Butler Yeats, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and James Orr. “The Bard of Ballycarry” was one of the Ulster Weaver poets of the 18th Century.