Tony's out again - it must be Summer


Summer must be on it's way - Tony O'Callaghan is out and about the town with his groups of American visitors.


The groups are brought to Ireland by a Cork-based company, EIL Intercultural Learning, and before coming here they have visited the Ring of Kerry, Galway and the Aran Islands.


After their morning with Tony, they head for Glencolmcille to learn about the Gaeltacht culture and the amazing ancient archaeology of that area.


In Killybegs, Tony tells them about the development of the fishing industry as well as relating stories about the town and its history.


The story of St Catherine's Well and church is an important element and explains how the town got its name.  He also tells the tragic tale of the Spanish Armada ship, Girona, and explains how the lay-out of the town has its roots in the Plantation of Ulster.


The walk-abouts finish at the bottom of Kelly's Quay with stories about the Carpet Factory, Bruach na Mara and the Tourism College.


Visitors are always amazed and delighted to learn something of the history of Killybegs and make very favourable comments to EIL afterwards.



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