Published February 8, 2023
Hidden Donegal was launched on Saturday December 3rd at the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny. This new exciting 200-page coffee table book showcases Donegal’s natural beauty through black and white photographs combined with a collection of poetry from almost 30 individual Donegal Poets.
Hidden Donegal is a unique compilation of almost 200 of Michael Sugrue’s photographs showcasing perspectives of Donegal in collaboration with many Donegal poets, reflecting the county’s literary and artistic heritage. Michael is probably better known as the Breast Surgeon, since he reconnected with Donegal 14 years ago, after 20 years in Sydney. His previous recent photographic book Donegal’s Atlantic Way sold over 2500 copies raising 30,000 for charity.
Hidden Donegal has contributions in both Irish and English from 28 poets, including Moya Brennan, Daniel O’Donnell, William Campbell and Denise Blake to name but a few. Moya Brennan in her forward in the book, states that Hidden Donegal is a book “to share with family and friends around the world to cherish and enjoy”.
Income raised from Hidden Donegal will aid Donegal Hospice, Donegal Clinical Research Academy and Breast Centre Northwest Research.
Books will be available from (cost 40€)
Alexanrda’s Book Shop Ballybofey
Amelia Main Street Letterkenny
Bookmark Letterkenny Shopping Centre
Bookmark Courtyard Shopping Centre
Breast Unit Letterkenny
Conn’s Camera Clarendon St Dublin2
Charlie Browns Bookshop Middle Street Galway
Inish Pharmacy’s Inishowen
MacFadden’s Shop Ramelton
Four Masters Donegal Town
Silver Tassie Hotel Letterkenny
Contributing Poets include;
Annemarie Ní Churreáin
Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird
Dubhan Ó Longáin
Mary Turley McGrath
Máire Dinny Wren
Thanks to the following for their support:
Donegal County Council,
Tata Consultancy Service Allied Irish Banks,
Údarás na Gaeltachta
Atlantic Technological University Donegal Campus