May McClintock, Letterkennny was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of An Taisce by Ian Lumley the National Heritage and Planning Officer of An Taisce.
May McClintock has many achievements to her credit. She is a well known and respected historian and an active member of the Donegal Historical Society. She is particularly renowned for her scholarship of the Derryveagh evictions and for raising a wide awareness of that sad and traumatic time. She has written two books on the subject. She is a member of the IFA with a keen interest in country matters.
This Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates her membership of An Taisce over the past 42 years.
An Taisce is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the wise use and conservation of our natural wildlife and places as well as our built environment.
May was encouraged to join the local association of An Taisce in 1971 by the late Thomasina Kelly of Kiltoy, Letterkenny. May and Thomasina as well as the late Antoin Mac Gabhainn worked together with other members at the time to lay the foundations of one of the most successful and vibrant associations of An Taisce nationally.