24. 09. 2020
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Kilmainham Gaol

Brian Crowley from Kilmainham Gaol delivered a fantastic presentation on the History of Kilmainham Gaol in 10 objects. There were lots of references to Donegal. A very interesting evening.

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24. 09. 2020
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Irish emigration to Canada

Canadian Genealogist Bobby Kay delivered a wonderful presentation in the Buncrana Library, giving a fascinating insight on Irish Emigration to Canada.

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24. 09. 2020
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Right Rev Monsignor John O’Doherty P.P., V.G. Strabane (1843-1933)

Born 29 September 1843 in the Glebe Clonmany. Son of Bryan O’Doherty. His sister Bridget married Frank Doherty Magheramore Clonmany in 1858. Known to many as “Father John”, he received his early education...

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24. 09. 2020

Michael McLaughlin 1859-1942 – An Inishowen Pioneer in Canada.

Michael McLaughlin was born in Shandrum Buncrana to James McLaughlin and Mary Grant  in 1859. At the age of 18 he met two clergymen Bishop Sweeney and Fr. Michaud from New Brunswick Canada...

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24. 09. 2020
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Lough Swilly Railway

For people in this corner of Ireland, the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company is very much part of our history and heritage. Known as the “L&LSR”, “The Swilly Railway” or “The wee...

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24. 09. 2020
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Bishop Edward Maginn (1802-1849)

Bishop Edward Maginn (1802-1849)

“The fate of the dead is being envied by the living”. Edward Maginn, one of Derry’s most notable  Catholic bishops was born in Fintona Co. Tyrone in 1802. He moved to Buncrana with...

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24. 09. 2020
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Dáil centenary exhibition

In May 2019, we hosted an exhibition to commemorate the Dáil centenary and in particular its connection to Inishowen. Joseph O’Doherty was in the first Dáil Éireann and was the first Teachta Dála...

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25. 02. 2016
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03/03/2016: WIHHS 2016 Elections

  Join us in our HQ The Exchange (Castle Avenue, Buncrana) for our annual elections. Feel free to put your name down for a committee! It all kicks off upstairs from 8pm! To...

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10. 11. 2015

Vote For Us!

Dear friends, as you probably already know, we are based in The Exchange Community Centre, Buncrana. At the moment The Exchange is second in the entire country with regard to votes in the...

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09. 11. 2015

The 1930s Folklore Commission and West Inishowen: 19 Nov 2015 (19.10-21.00)

The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana, 19 November 2015, 19.10-21.00 An introductory talk about the Folklore Commission in West Inishowen during the late 1930s from WIHHS chairperson Dr Michael Liam Gorry, and reading of...

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30. 05. 2015

National Heritage Week August 2015

August 22-30, 2015: National Heritage Week: West Inishowen History & Heritage Society Events Heritage Week Schedule: National Theme 2015 – ‘From mill to forge, from mind to hand – discovering Irelandʼs industrial past’  Saturday,...

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30. 05. 2015

Summer School June 2015

June 4-11, 2015: 5th Annual West Inishowen History and Heritage Summer School: Living Stones   Summer School Schedule: Thursday, June 4, 2015 (7.00 pm-9.00 pm): Opening Ceremony – Summer School Opening Speech by Chairperson Dr...

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30. 05. 2015

President Higgins meets West Inishowen History & Heritage Society members: September 2014

President Michael D. Higgins’ visit to The Exchange: September 14th 2014   President Higgins being welcomed to the Exchange by Exchange Chairperson and West Inishowen History & Heritage Society committee member (and former...

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23. 05. 2014

Elagh Castle, the real capital of Ulster

The following is a transcript of the talk by Cormac McSparron (Queens University Belfast) on May 22 in the Exchange, Buncrana by Ruth Garvey-Williams and I would like to use this opportunity to...

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22. 05. 2014

Official Launch of the Buncrana Heritage Trail

By Lisa Henderson Buncrana Heritage Trail came about in late 2012, when an idea was developed to create signage and a heritage walk through the town – preparations began for the 3.6KM trail...

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