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. 09. 2013
Laser sun beams!

Autumn Equinox 2013 at the Grianán

Being somewhat a day late, for the sun refused to make any appearance on the day itself, and much to the disappointment of those who had gathered, this year’s autumn equinox was observed...

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11. 08. 2013

Rock art articles to download

Our first guided fieldtrip to the rock art at the Isle of Doagh will take place during this years Heritage Week. There are a few articles which might be of interest. The most...

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02. 08. 2013
Captain William Smith's drawing of Elagh Castle

Reading before the rebellion – Cahir Rua O’Doherty and Henry Docwra

For this year’s Heritage Week we present rock art, rebellion and roaring guns. Much will be heard and seen of Cahir Rua O’Doherty, last of the Gaelic chieftains of Inishowen and Henry Docwra,...

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16. 05. 2013

Prehistoric stones & rock art in Straths by Bauke Roof

Prehistoric stones & rock art in Straths, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal By Bauke Roof, May 2013 Introduction The townland of Straths is mostly composed of farmland with plenty of rock outcrops and big boulders....

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07. 04. 2013
St. Mura's Cross Fahan

Fieldtrip to Inishowen 1915

An excursion was made in July 1915 by members of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland to Inishowen. The account of this trip was given by Henry S. Crawford, B.E., M.R.I.A, Member....

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22. 03. 2013
Equinox at the Grianán March 2013

Spring Equinox at Grianán

The alignment of the monument, know as Grianán of Aileach, to the rising sun at the equinoxes was observed again on March 21.  That the monument was aligned to two important dates, spring...

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06. 03. 2013
St. Mura's Bell

The Abbey of Fahan

The little booklet, published by William J.Doherty in 1881, about the Abbey of Fahan is available online to view and download from the UCD Digital Library  

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18. 07. 2012
David's chariot

Chariot fires into Shore Front

From The Inish Times – Tuesday, 17th July 2012 Roisin McLaughlin Living history showcase to take place in Buncrana Revellers at the upcoming Buncrana Music Festival will be in for a treat this...

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18. 07. 2012
Photograph: David Porter

Defending Aileach

From The Inish Times – Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 Roisin McLaughlin Fort may not have been fort after all Further evidence to indicate Grianan Fort may not be a fort after all –...

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01. 05. 2012
WIHH Opposes Abolition of History Courses at Magee College

WIHH Opposes Abolition of History Courses at Magee College

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ A Public Statement by the West Inishowen History & Heritage Group   “Relocation of History Courses to Coleraine” Outline of our concerns at University of Ulster’s plans to move all history courses...

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27. 02. 2012
Plaque to the memory of trade unionist John Doherty - Buncrana, Co Donegal

Has the ‘Voice of the People’ been silenced?

If you take a stroll along the shore front in Buncrana, Co Donegal and you might spot a stone plaque commemorating “The Voice of the People”. Born in Buncrana in 1798, John Doherty...

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27. 01. 2012

History Repeats Itself…

Here, WIHH member Ruth Garvey Williams reflects on a film about the Carrowmenagh evictions of 1881, emigration and the parallels with our own time. “It seems to me such a cruel irony He’s...

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05. 11. 2011
An account of one of our Tours

An account of one of our Tours

Inish Times: Tuesday, 27th September 2011 Mass Rocks and other historical sites of Inishowen     – By Sue McLaughlin I’ve recently become familiar with the West Inishowen Historical Society (WIHS) and have attended...

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