Ireland's beautiful Lough Swilly was the setting for a dramatic story which changed the life of a foul mouthed slave trader. John Newton went on to pen one of the most famous and well-loved songs of all time - "Amazing Grace" and to mentor William Wilberforce in his long battle to abolish the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
This year's first annual Amazing Grace Festival 2013: 4 - 8 April in Buncrana, Co Donegal was a truly "amazing" few days and attracted visitors from as far afield as America, Germany and South Africa. As part of The Donegal Gathering, the festival featured music, arts and crafts, history, family fun and much more. Read more here.
Plenty of exciting Amazing Grace news and events coming soon... Watch this space!