22. 10. 2017
Discovery at the Castle Bridge

Discovery at the Castle Bridge

The following is a report by John Mc Carron, Vice Chair of WIH&HS given to the Inish Independent on the recent discovery of an ancient ford at Buncrana’s iconic Castle Bridge.   The...

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14. 09. 2017

Mabel Colhoun: A Northwest Pioneer

Exhibition:   Sept.6th – Oct. 4th Mabel Remington Colhoun (1905-1992) was a pioneering woman, who had limitless energy and functioned in many roles in her lifetime. She was a teacher, a co-founder of...

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24. 07. 2017
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WIH&HS 2016 Review Now Available

  Dear all Please find a link to our review of 2016. It was an amazing year! Read more here All of our previous annual reviews are available here Best wishes WIH&HS Committee

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24. 07. 2017
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WIH&HS Public Relations Officer Stepping Down

Dear all Our current Public Relations Officer Dr Michael Liam Gorry will be stepping down at the end of July 2017 due to professional and academic commitments.  Liam was Chair of the Society...

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07. 07. 2017
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Archaeology Day 2017: Tower Museum (Derry) 8/7/2017 (10am-4pm)

Please pop along to the Tower Museum to see the amazing Mabel Colhoun Exhibition (launched 7/7/2017) and meet our team who will be running a stall all day in order to talk about Mabel Colhoun’s...

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28. 06. 2017
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WIH&HS National Heritage Week Events 2017

West Inishowen History & Heritage Society 2017 National Heritage Week Events This August join the multi award winning West Inishowen History & Heritage Society as they run a whole host of events for...

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16. 06. 2017
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23 June 7pm, Tower Museum (Derry~Londonderry): Mabel Remington Colhoun – Cataloguing Her Life’s Work

On Friday 23 June our PRO Dr Michael Liam Gorry will be delivering a talk relating to our Mabel R Colhoun cataloging project. This is an ongoing project facilitated by the Tower Museum....

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24. 05. 2017

Summer School: ‘The History of Sport in West Inishowen’ (June 5-11, 2017)

Join West Inishowen History & Heritage Society once again for their 7th Annual Summer School, ‘The History of Sport in West Inishowen’ Events and outings include: The History of North West Golf Club...

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13. 05. 2017
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8 June 2017: The Legacy of Charles McGlinchey’s ‘Last of the Name’

Join West Inishowen History & Heritage Society for this fantastic event relating to one of Inishowen’s most successful literary creations, Charles McGlinchey’s ‘Last of the Name.  Filmmaker Paul McCarroll will be in attendance accompanied by...

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03. 04. 2017
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Talk & Exhibtion: ‘Josef Locke – The People’s Tenor’. Friday 21 – Saturday 22 April 2017

  Join Dr Nuala McAllister Hart as she delivers a fascinating talk on the life and times of renowned Irish tenor Josef Locke. This talk marks both the centenary of Locke’s birth in...

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03. 04. 2017
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2017 Amazing Grace Festival: 6-12 April

  Dear all   It is almost that time of year again so please come along and support one of the most amazing festivals in the northwest!  We will once again be involved, especially...

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17. 03. 2017

New WIH&HS committee elected/2017-18 membership renewal

Dear members, colleagues and friends We are delighted to announce our 2017-18 committee who as of 5 March 2017 have all been successfully elected onto our main committee.  Many thanks to all the...

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27. 01. 2017
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Laurentic Centenary Commemoration (Guildhall): 27 Jan 2017

Earlier today WIH&HS Committee members attended a fantastic Mayor’s lunch (Guildhall: Derry~Londonderry) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the liner SS Laurentic at the mouth of Lough Swilly on the...

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09. 01. 2017

2/2/17 – WIH&HS Annual General Meeting & History Talk

Everyone is invited to our 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) upstairs in the Exchange (Castle Avenue, Buncrana). Chair Dr Michael L Gorry will deliver a run down of all our 2016 activities along...

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29. 12. 2016

New WIH&HS Twitter Page

Our new Twitter page has been up and running since the summer of 2016.  Please find it here: https://twitter.com/westinishowen As always everything we do will appear on this website, on our Facebook Page,...

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