Darach MacDonald

Darach MacDonald was born in Clones, Co. Monaghan, and has worked as a journalist for almost 50 years. He has published seven books – The Sons of Levi (1998), The Chosen Fews: Exploding Myths in South Armagh (2000); Blood & Thunder: Inside an Ulster Protestant Band (2010); Tochar: Walking Ireland’s Ancient Pilgrim Paths (2014); Hard Border: Walking through a Century of Irish Partition (2018); Ireland’s Pilgrim Paths: Walking the Ancient Trails (2020);  and Border 1921-2021: A Centennial Calibration (2022). In 2015, he was conferred with a PhD by Ulster University (Magee) for his doctoral thesis Proud to be Prod: Music Memory and Motivation in an Ulster Loyalist Band. He now lives in Derry City.

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