ClanDonnell: A Storied History of Ireland and Buy The Horse A Guinness
Renown storyteller David K. McDonnell is the author of two books - ClanDonnell: A Storied History of Ireland and Buy The Horse A Guinness (& Other Wee Tales of Ireland), and many other stories.

Here is a snippet about each book. Please scroll through the tabs on the left, and the icons on the right, to learn more about David and his stories.

ClanDonnell: A Storied History of Ireland

ClanDonnell is the epic story of Ireland told in a unique way - through the lives of the people in Celtic Ireland's McDonnell clan and their descendants into the 20th century. Because the first McDonnells were mercenaries often called to service in all corners of Ireland, the clan's history is intertwined with the history of the entire island.

Buy The Horse A Guinness (& Other Wee Tales of Ireland)

David McDonnell brings some of his favorite oral stories to the written page in Buy The Horse A Guinness. A critically acclaimed author and storyteller, David has told stories throughout the United States and Ireland – keeping alive the ancient Celtic tradition of the Irish storyteller (seanchaí in Irish) to the delight of audiences everywhere.

Each story is colorfully and whimsically illustrated by the talented Rob Wilkinson. An American author, a British artist, and a collection of Irish stories, make this book an international treasure

more info Buy ClanDonnell & Buy The Horse A Guinness
Buy ClanDonnell and Buy The Horse A Guinness direct on-line!

more info We love book reviews
ClanDonnell has been universally acclaimed by book reviewers!

more info Book ClanDonnell for Your Event
ClanDonnell is available to tell Irish stories, talk about Irish history and culture, or simply visit! Book ClanDonnell NOW!

more info Random Thoughts from County Antrim
Podcasts Sundays from 6:00 to 6:30 pm

more info ClanDonnell is the winner of three national book awards!
Three different competitions, and awards in each!

more info Features on ClanDonnell
Read these features on ClanDonnell and author David McDonnell

more info Reader Views
Buy The Horse A Guinness receives 5 stars from Reader Views!

more info An Esteemed Group of Irish Tellers
David McDonnell has been accepted as a member of “Storytellers of Ireland”, an organization of elite storytellers dedicated to preserving and enhancing the art of oral storytelling. David is the group’s only American member.

more info Canada's Worst Summer Ever
Celtic Canada Magazine - All Things Celtic – Coast to Coast

more info ClanDonnell Interview
I was interviewed in August, 2019 by Reader Views.