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Donegal Town hiring fair

The day I got there the Diamond was full of people and of carts and cars tilted on their end; I counted over fifty of these vehicles. It was the big hiring fair. Boys and girls engage themselves to employers from the ayth of May to the 2oth of November, and there is another hiring fair then for the winter season. A good stout workman will get up to £7 or £8 in...

Donegal Castle, Donegal Town

Donegal castle was built in the c. 1474 by Red Hugh O’Donnell sits beside the River Eske. The castle was originally the home of the O’Donnell clan who were originally loyal subjects to Queen Elizabeth I. Around the same time he and his wife built a friary for the local Franciscans, and legend has it there’s a tunnel connecting the two, however this...