Margaret McEleney
Margaret McEleney was born in Fanad but came to live in Binnion in Clonmany. She was a National School teacher in Urris for many years and has an extensive repertoire.
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Binnion, Clonmany, Inishowen, Co. Donegal

Binnion is in the Electoral Division of Straid, in the Civil Parish of Clonmany.

Binnion Hill (250m), overlooking the beautiful golden sands of Tullagh Bay, is notable for seemingly impossible dry stone walls that zig-zag for miles all the way up to the top, often raising the question – why were they built?

As in many other locations in Ireland, during the Famine in the 1850s landlords were responsible for the welfare of their tenants. Many would not provide food-aid when needed but introduced ‘relief work’ where tenants could work for food.

These walls are a monument to the poverty stricken and hungry people forced to work for enough to feed themselves.

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