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Teach Mhici Mac Gabhann – birth place of Mickey McGowan

October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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URGENT NOTICE This event has been cancelled due to the Hurricane Lorenzo weather warning.

FÓGRA: Tá an ócáid seo ar ceall mar gheall ar Stoirm Lorenzo.

Rugadh Micí Mac Gabhann i nDún na nGall sa bhliain 1865. D’fhág sé an baile le gabháil go hAlbain ag obair ach ní raibh sé i bhfad ansin gur tharraing sé ar Mheiriceá. D’fhill sé go Dún na nGall in 1901 agus cheannaigh teach feirme lena shaothar ón mhianadóireacht óir.  Is é an béaloideasóir agus a mhac cleamhnais, Seán Ó hEochaidh, a thug air a scéal a chaomhnú agus a chuir ar pháipéar ina sheanaois. Cuireadh an scéal i gcló in 1959 i ndiaidh a bhás. Is scéal faoi mhisneach an imircigh, crógacht agus spiorad an beathaisnéis seo. Cuntas fíor inléite seo ar theorainn Mheiriceá.

Tá aithne ar Theach Mhicí Mac Gabhann mar shár shampla  de theach traidisiúnta tuaithe de chuid Iarthar Dhún na nGall. Tá turais threoraithe ar fáil ar an teach chomh maith le físeán ar stair an tí do chuairteoirí le suim i gcultúr agus oidhreacht na Contae.

Born in 1865 in Donegal, he left home to work in Scotland, but soon headed for America. On his return to Donegal in 1901, he used his goldmining fortune to purchase a farmhouse in Gortahork. His son-in-law the folklorist Seán Ó hEochaidh (1913-2002) persuaded him to dictate his autobiography in old age. It was posthumously published in 1959. MacGowan’s highly readable true story of the frontier is one of determination, courage, and spirit.

Today, Teach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann is recognized as an outstanding example of a rural traditional building from west Donegal. For visitors to Donegal keen to find out more about the county’s culture and heritage there are guided tours of the cottage available during which a 15 minute film on the history of the building is also screened.

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Date:
October 3
Time:
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Gortahork
Gortahork, Co. Donegal Ireland