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New Donegal Books

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The aim of this page is to announce the publication of any new Donegal-related books that I come across

If you know of any new books not detailed here, please Email Me


The Story of the Donegal Spitfire

Author: Claudy aviation historian Jonny McNee


‘The Story of the Donegal Spitfire' charts the events behind the discovery and excavation in 2011 of Pilot Officer Roland ‘Bud’ Wolfe’s Spitfire P8074 from deep

beneath the peat on the Glenshinny mountain in the Inishowen peninsula


Mr McNee found the fighter plane last year and embarked on an ambitious year-long project to have it excavated and preserved.


In the book, he records the highs and lows he experienced to ensure this unique excavation went ahead, culminating in an emotional visit to Derry in November 2011

by the pilot’s two daughters and other members of the extended family to commemorate their father’s war time career.


Price : £8.95 (p&p)

Available by contacting Jonny at or on 07773301212

- and Amazon UK


Also see Inishowen Spitfire Recovery (YouTube) & Ulster Tatler

To School Through the Years


This book was published to celebrate the Killaghtee School's Reunion, held Jun 2012. The book traces the great tradition of education in the area, with some

schools, going back as far as 1775.


It contains personal memoirs, histories, photographs and register extracts, as well as the history of the following National Schools :


Aughiuigue, Ballyetherland, Corker, Drimduth, Dunkineely, Killaghtee, and Urbal 


283 pages

Price - TBA

Ordering details - TBA


Also see Killaghtee Reunion on Facebook


The Best of Frances Browne - Poems, Stories and Essays by the Blind Genius of Stranorlar

Introduced and Arranged by Raymond Blair

The book contains many of the author's works, including one story based in Donegal, namely, "The Wreckers of Fannet", and of course, some biographical

info on the Poetess and her links with Stranorlar


It is available directly from Raymond Blair at




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