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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03. 12. 2016

Buncrana Christmas Tree Festival (2-4 December 2016)

Open today (Sat) and tomorrow (Sun) 11am – 7pm in St. Mary’s Oratory, Christchurch, and the Exchange! Don’t miss it! Buncrana Christmas Tree Festival will run from 2 – 4 December 2016 and...

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15. 07. 2016

National Heritage Week 2016 (August 20th-28th): WIHHS events

National Heritage Week 2016 (August 20th-28th): WIHHS events  Printable Poster Available here: WIHHS National Heritage Week Poster 2016 Programme of events: Saturday, 20 August, 2016 (1.30 pm – 4.30 pm): ‘100 Years of Fun':...

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09. 06. 2016
WIHH SS 2016

WIHHS 2016 Summer School (June 21-26)

  Printable poster available here: WIHHS Summer School June 2016 More information available from our Facebook page

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29. 04. 2016
programme cover

Amazing Grace Festival 2016 Report

  REPORT by Ruth Garvey-Williams An overview of the 4th annual Amazing Grace Festival   “Home” Art Exhibition – Opening Night Friday 1 April Attendance:  circ. 50 people (mainly artists and their families)...

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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

Amazing Grace Festival 2015

Amazing Grace Festival 2015 (8th-12th April) A look back at the festival by Ruth Garvey-Williams All photos by Adam Rory Porter & Andrew Garvey-Williams Wednesday 8 April: Firework Display and Opening Celebration Over 1,200 people...

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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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30. 05. 2015

Summer School 2014

  For more information on the West Inishowen History & Heritage Society’s 2014 Summer School (14-22 June) please click here 

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23. 05. 2014
Cormac's trenches

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
Photo by Adam Rory Porter

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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02. 03. 2014
The Browning machine gun

February talk:The Story of the Donegal Spitfire

On Thursday last, February 27, we had the great pleasure to welcome Jonny McNee as our guest speaker, an aviation historian, who’s determination and efforts led to the recovery of a lost Spitfire in...

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26. 02. 2014

Amazing Grace Festival 5-8 April 2014

Amazing Grace Festival Programme 2014 Celebrate the inspirational story of John Newton, his dramatic arrival in Buncrana and the lasting impact of his life and work.   The “Amazing Grace Festival” features fun...

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16. 10. 2013
The mosaic of the new viewing platform

Official Opening of the Amazing Grace Viewing Point

Article by Ruth Garvey-Williams A beautiful new viewing platform celebrates Buncrana’s special link with John Newton, Amazing Grace and the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.  And 265 years after the birth of...

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