The new "view" for Creeslough on Saturday

Another bumper edition

By Eamonn McFadden

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The new "view" for Creeslough on Saturday

The cover of this years Creeslough View.

This year's Creeslough View, which will be launched on Saturday evening, takes an indepth look at the impact a number of local immigrants had in the United States in the late 1700’s, as well as a detailed look back at the career of football player Colm McFadden

The magazine is now in its 16th year and has a range of news, views, features and photographs.

There is a detailed look at the life and GAA career of Donegal’s all-time leading scorer and most-capped Championship player, Colm McFadden, penned by John McClafferty.

He traces Colm’s rise to the highest levels in GAA through his club St Michael’s and into the county set up and a career that was crowned with a spectacular All-Ireland victory win over Mayo in 2012.

The magazine also features a look at how the lives of a number of local families, who left the parish of Doe in the late 1700’s, are still remembered by a church they helped establish in Crawford County, Pennsylvania in the United States that is still standing today.

The story of the McLaughlin’s/ Brennan’s, who were known as the Brannon’s in the US, McGee’s and Lafferty’s is a fascinating read and a detailed article.

Gerard Duffy of the Creeslough View committee said they are very happy with the contributions they received this year and the book also features a range  of interesting historical photographs that have never been published before.

It also features a host of other content from around the locality.

Mr Duffy added that everyone is welcome to attend the launch event in the Creeslough Day Centre, Creeslough Village, on Saturday evening at 8pm.

The book will then be available in local shops and outlets after the weekend.