It seems that Joseph O'Connor can turn his writing hand to just about anything: literary fiction, travel books, journalism, that male confessional comedy which doesn't have a name yet but is generally referred to as Hornby-esque - and now, a crime novel. OK, Inishowen isn't strictly a crime novel since the mystery at its heart doesn't concern a murder - but it feels like a crime novel, and its central character, Inspector Martin Aitken, a cop of a certain age whose sense of humour works considerably better than his life, is one of the most memorable - and probably the most agreeable - detectives yet seen in Irish fiction of any sort. If the book has a flaw, it is that it is set partly in the US and, though intended as highly satirical, the American scenes strain for authenticity, in contrast to the Irish parts, which fairly roll along, fuelled by an easy, knowing irony.
Nestled on the shores of Lough Foyle on the Wild Atlantic Waythe charming town of Moville welcomes visitors year round with things to do for all the family! Take a look at our helpful guide below. From adventurers, kayakers, walkers or foodies, this charming seaside town has much to offer everyone!
Plans are well under way for the annual Moville vintage car rally on Sunday 6 July. Starting some 40 years ago with a scattering of cars, the Moville vintage car rally has grown year after year with almost vintage and classic cars, taking part. There is a few special prizes this year to mark the occasion, including best modified car, best classic car and best 40 year old car as well as the overall prize, for the Rodgie Rawdon perpetual cup.
The seaside town is a great place to stop on the first stage of your Wild Atlantic Way adventure. The coastal walk takes you along the shores of Lough Foyle and stretches all the way from Moville to Greencastle. The fresh sea air and sweeping views east across the waters of the lough to Northern Ireland offer visitors the perfect setting to recharge.
Drop Down Menu. Ploughing contest and tractor building championships in next few weeks MEMBERS of the Inishowen Vintage Club are gearing themselves up for a hectic few weeks as they prepare for two national championships in the weeks ahead. The hard working club members who host a vintage show in June, a car rally in July and a harvest day in September, will turn their attentions to activities of a more competitive nature for the national ploughing championships and a major tractor building contest.
Returning with my kids 8 and 10 the plan was to be close to my folks in Derry but also in the middle of all Moville is a great town to use as a base to tour. No 30 left a lot to be desired.
This small event was such a hit with locals and visitors alike, that it has grown every year to be the biggest local community event of the year. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
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Thousands are expected to gather in Moville this weekend for the Inishowen Vintage Show, with a wide range of activities planned for the event. Features of the family-friendly Annual Show will include exhibitors from across Ireland and beyond, with some travelling from as far away as Cork and Scotland, and displaying tractors, machinery, trucks and cars, as well as demonstrations of many traditional crafts and skills. The Harvest will also be returning, showcasing how the traditionally sown field crop is cut and tied using methods such as hand scythes, horse drawn reapers and binders and early vintage tractors and harvesting machines.