Helen Meehan (nee Montgomery) was born in Co. Donegal and was a Primary School Teacher until her retirement in 1998. She is current President of the Donegal Historical Society, and in 2012 was awarded an Honorary Masters Degree by National University of Ireland, Galway in recognition of her work in the genealogy, folklore and local history of County Donegal. She is a regular speaker at Society Seminars and to other groups, and has published in The Donegal Annual, Bealoideas(University College Dublin), Due North - Journal of the Federation of Ulster Local Studies (Belfast), Journal of Clan Montgomery, The Spark (Enniskillen) as well as many local history publications. In 2005 Helen published her 728 page 'Inver Parish in History'. Helen is married to John and lives in Mountcharles, Co. Donegal and has four grown up children; Dr. Eucharia, Rosaire, Edward and Roberta.