Meryl Streep

Around the time that the Brian Friel play Dancing at Lughnasa was being filmed in Donegal, it  was discovered that its big Hollywood star, Meryl Streep had Irish ancestors.  To bring things even closer to home,  it was revealed that her great, great grandmother Grace Strain came from Creeslough. Now, what are the…..

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Ards Friary

In 1610 Sir Arthur Chichester, then Lord Deputy suggested the granting of a substantial parcel of  land to Turlough Óg O’Boyle in and around Creeslough, and embracing what became known as Ard’s Demesne. It comprised some 2000 acres. The proposal was approved on certain stipulations. One was that O’Boyle would…..

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