All posts tagged: Gaoth Dobhair

The Donegal News features The Mc Bride Guide

I was humbled and honoured by today’s piece about The Mc Bride Guide in The Donegal News. There is something about being from Donegal that only other Donegal people know about it, it’s in your heart wherever you might travel. I’m really looking forward to featuring more of its special people and places on the site. Mo mhíle buíochas, Caitríona x   BY CATHERINE COOK A PASSION for food and the pursuit of the best of what Ireland has to offer has led one Gweedore woman to create a definitive guide to the finer things in life. Caitríona McBride was born in Crolly but grew up in The Rosses. Now she is based in Ballsbridge, Dublin but makes regular visits home. This week she spoke to the Donegal News about how her previous work as a journalist, TV producer and cheese monger have enabled her to launch a new website – The McBride Guide. “I had qualified as a journalist in 2006, having spent four years at DCU. I freelanced for a lot of Irish …

Daring to dream again – An interview with Eamon McGee

Irish Examiner – 01 August 2015 Caitríona McBride went to school with Eamon McGee, where she had to defend her pencil case from the future Donegal defender. They met recently to bring his story up to date.  By Caitríona Mc Bride RELIEF. That was the first thing Donegal defender Eamon McGee felt when the county won the All-Ireland final in 2012. There are no heartfelt tales of green and gold ticker tape parades, no recollections of ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ renditions, nor stories of the copious amounts of champagne and other beverages consumed. Celebrations at achieving something the county had waited 20 years for were certainly jubilant. But mainly there was sheer relief. They had won. They had trained and worked like hell and then trained even more, but most importantly, Eamon says, they had believed. They believed in Jim McGuinness, the manager who had come along and taught them they could have Sam Maguire. The fight was over, they were mentally and physically exhausted but the work had paid off. Eamon, a defender on the …