2017 Amazing Grace Festival: 6-12 April

On April 3, 2017 by admin


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 with regard to the annual John Newton Lecture which we will be hosting. The full list of WIH&HS and related events are as follows:


John Newton Experience – interactive history exhibition suitable for all ages.  Free entry

Location: Church of Ireland Hall, Church Street, Buncrana.

Opening Times:

Thursday 6 April : 10.30 – 5pm

Friday 7 April10.30 – 5pm

Saturday 8 April2 – 7pm

Sunday 9 April4 – 6pm

Monday 10 April10.30 – 5pm

Tuesday 11 April:  10.30 – 5pm


The Annual John Newton Lecture

Location: The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana

8pm on Thursday 6 April

This annual lecture explores history and social justice issues.  Now in its 6th year, the lecture is hosted by the West Inishowen History and Heritage Society.  This year, guest lecturer Rev. Steve Donald will talk about “Newton the Mentor”.  John Newton’s role in mentoring younger men and women through letter writing and personal visits.  Featuring Live Music and Refreshments.


Feile Dochas

Saturday 8 April at the Buncrana Shorefront

West Inishowen History and Heritage Society will also be on hand at this Community Arts Festival (marking the anniversary of John Newton’s arrive on the shores of Lough Swilly in 1748).  There will be opportunities for find out more about the history of the shorefront area with memories of the Swilly Hotel and information about the lighthouse.


Guided Walking Tour

Tuesday 11 April

Leaving at 2pm from outside the Tourist Office in Railway Road and taking in the Amazing Grace Park, the Amazing Grace walk and the Amazing Grace Viewing point with fascinating stories and historical information along the way, the tour will end with tea and buns at The Exchange, Castle Avenue (free transfers back to the Tourist Office or to the John Newton Experience available).


We will have WIH&HS membership forms at most events so if you want to sign up as a member please do (online forms and further important available here). Please find the entire programme here
 2017 Amazing Grace Festival Programme.


Best wishes


WIH&HS Committee

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