An incomplete list of books, pamphlets, websites etc. which have related material on Dennistons, the Mevagh area , Donegal and Ireland.

Hill Walkers Donegal 38 Hill and Sea Cliff Routes for the Stroller and Mountaineer by David Herman, Shanksmare Publications, 2000

The Last of the Name by Charles McGlinchey, The Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 2001 Ed.

O'Donnells of Tír Chonaill A Concise History of the O'Donnell Clan Edited by Vincent O'Donnell, O'Donnell Clan Association, 2nd Ed Reprint 2000

Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Parishes of County Donegal I 1833-5 North East Donegal Vol. 38 Edited by Angelique Day and Patrick McWilliams, The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen's University of Belfast, 1990

Cill Daragh School 1881 - 1976 Reunion August 1st - 4th 2005 by Kathleen McClafferty and Maureen Boyce et al.

Rambles in the Dunfanaghy Area by Tom Phelan, Arnolds Hotel, 1995

Donegal Poitín A History by Aidan Manning, 2002

Donegal A Chronicle of the Twentieth Century by John Jude Devenney, 2000

Cloughaneely Myth & Fact by Gerry McLoughlin,

The Story of Rosapenna Over 100 Years of Golfing History by Kevin Ward, 2002

The Drontheim Forgotten Sailing Boat of the North Irish Coast by Dónal MacPoilin, 1999

This is Donegal Tweed - the traditional techniques, the history, the people behind the famous textile, by Judith Head, Shoestring Publications, Inver, Co. Donegal, 1987

Ramelton An illustrated guide to the town by Mary Haggan, 3rd Ed. Revised, 2006

Creeslough-Dunfanaghy Guide Book by Doe Historical Committee, 1987

Cnusach Focal as Ros Goill by Leaslaoi U. Lucas, Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann, Báile Átha Cliath, 1986

God's Executioner: Oliver Cromwell and the Conquest of Ireland by Micheál Ó Siochrú, London, 2008 (publisher?)

Highways and Byways of Donegal and Antrim by Stephen Gwynn, New York 1899 (check)

The Outer Edge of Ulster A Memoir of Social Life in Nineteenth-Century Donegal by Hugh Dorian, The Lilliput Press, Dublin, 2000

Built Upon a Hill The Story of St. John's Church, Ballymore, 1752 - 2002 by Brian Moriarty, 2004

Rotha Mhór an tSaol/The Hard Road to Klondike by Micheál MacGowan, London, 1962

Islanders by Peadar O'Donnell, (publisher and date - Dublin 1928?)

The History of Landlordism in Donegal by P Ó Gallchobhair, Ballyshannon, 1975 (original place and date?)

The Way That I Went by Robert Lloyd Praeger, Dublin, 1937 (check)

A Tour in Ireland by Arthur Young, (check - original was London, 1892)

The Plantation of Ulster by Jonathan Bardon (check publisher, place and date)

Sky, Sea, Sod by Dominic O'Kelly (check)

The Red Horizon by Patrick MacGill, Caliban Books, London, 1984 (originally published by Jenkins, London, 1916)

The Great Push by Patrick MacGill, Caliban Books, London, 1984 (originally published by , 19xx)

Lanty Hanlon - a comedy of Irish Life, by Patrick MacGill, Brandon, 1983 (originally published by , 19xx)

The Rat Pit by Patrick MacGill, , ,  (originally published by , London, 1915)

Children of the Dead End by Patrick MacGill, , ,  (originally published by , London, 1919)

Moleskin Joe by Patrick MacGill, , ,  (originally published by , 19xx)

The Age of Titanic - cross-currents of Anglo-American culture, by John Wilson Foster, Merlin, Dublin, 2002

Donegal, Ireland and the First World War by Niall Mac Fhionnghaile, An Crann, Leitir Ceannain, 1987

Donegal and the Civil War - the untold story by Liam Ó Duibhir, Mercier Press, Cork, 2011

Donegal - the Making of a Northern County, Jim MacLaughlkin, Editor, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2011

Ireland in Old Photographs - Donegal by Seán Beattie, Sutton Publishing, 2004

Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape by F.H.A. Aalen, K. Whelan and M. Stoute. Cork University Press, 1997

Ards Forest Park Creeslough, Co. Donegal by Coillte

Colmcille ...built many chapels in Tír Chonaill - Investigating the Evidence by Adhamhnán Ó Domhnaill, 1997

St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny Irish Heritage Series by Graham Harrison, Eason & Sons, Dublin 1988


The Archaeological Survey of Co. Donegal ed Brian Lacy, Dublin 1983

Doe Castle by Kevin Ward

Donegal History and Society by W. Nolan, L. Ronayne and M. Donleavy. Dublin 1995

The Donegal Plantation and the Tír Chonaill Irish, 1610-1710 by Darren McGettigan, Maynooth Studies in Local History, No 93, Four Courts Press, 2010

Donegal Shipwrecks by Ian Wilson, Impact Printing (of Coleraine) Ltd., Ballycastle, 1998

Ireland - A Natural History by David Cabot, Harper Collins, London, 1999

Kilmacrennan - Guided Trails by Margaret Carton, published with the support of the Kilmacrennan Development Association in 1985. This is an excellent book which gives some good detailed information on the neighbouring Kilmacrennan area and as far south as Lough Salt

Mevagh Down the Years by Dr. Leslie W. Lucas. Third Edition, Appletree Press, Belfast, 1983

More About Mevagh by Dr. Leslie W. Lucas

The Irish Constabularies 1822-1922 - a century of policing in Ireland by Donal J. O'Sullivan, Brandon, Dingle, Co. Kerry, 1999

The Royal Irish Constabulary - an oral history by John D. Brewer, The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen's University of Belfast, 1990

Peadar O'Donnell by Grattan Freyer, Bucknell University Press - Irish Writers Series, Lewisburg, USA, 1973 

That Old Sinner The Letterkenny & Burtonport Extension Railway by Frank Sweeney, Irish History Press, 2006

County Donegal Book of Honour The Great War, 1914 - 1918 by County Donegal Book of Honour Committee, 2002

The Irish History of Civilization Volume One by Donald Harman Akenson, Granta Books, London, 2005

The Irish History of Civilization Volume Two by Donald Harman Akenson, Granta Books, London, 2006

A Story Through Time - The Formation of the Scenic Landscapes of Ireland [North] by Patrick J. McKeever, PhD. published by the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (1999), with accompanying map

Landscapes from Stone. Part of the Landscapes from Stone series, this contains a wonderfully concise and well illustrated lay-persons description of the geological history of the area.

Geology Series

The Donegal Annual

The Cappucin Annual

Allibone's Critical Dictionary of English Literature. British and American authors living and deceased from the earliest accounts to the latter half of the Nineteenth Century. Three volumes. By S. Austin Allibone. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1858-1871. (For reference to Theaker Wilder - cited in Alumni Dublinenses)

Other good sites with lists of books with a Donegal connection are:

Booshops & Libraries

Eason's, Letterkenny. Formerly ABC Bookshop, in the Courtyard Shopping Centre

The Gallery, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal

The Workhouse, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal

Ionad Cois Locha, Dun Lewey, Co. Donegal

Creeslough Supermarket, Creeslough, Co. Donegal (The former Lafferty's supermarket was a good local source of books, pamplets and local magazines)

Boyce's Centra Convenience Store, Carrigart, Co. Donegal

McAuliff's Gift Shop, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal

Four Masters Bookshop, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

Donegal County Library, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal