The 11th annual “Creeslough View” has just been launched and is available in all local shops.
Over the last decade the yearly book has found its way into all corners of the world through its popular mix of nostalgia and more recent news and events from the area and its diaspora from all over the world.
The book, which is compiled on a voluntary basis, is jam-packed with news, stories, and, as always, a high level of great old photographs, showing how life was in the locality in years gone by.
There is a range of features on local characters including James Pat McFadden from Carnamaddy and Paddy McBride from Feymore who recounts his world travel.
One story is on the Downings born poet David Hay, who is the subject of a new book being researched at the moment. Many of his ballads, poems and short stories featured local places and people and one of his works ‘The Castle of Doe’ was recovered among old papers found in a drawer in Dunfanaghy Workhouse.
The researchers of the book are also seeking any memorabilia or information relating to David Hay and can be contacted at the Workhouse on 9136540.
There is a extensive feature on the life of local man Bernard Lafferty, who went on to work for tobacco heiress Dorris Duke and movie star Elizabeth Taylor, penned by John Doak. The feature is coupled with a range of great photographs of the Hollywood life he led before his death.
More recently the Creeslough View features a round up of a number of successful events throughout the year including Strictly Come Dancing in both Creeslough and Dunfanaghy. The great run St. Michael’s GAA club enjoyed in the Senior Championship is featured along with the four locals players on the successful Ulster winning Donegal team.