WIH&HS National Heritage Week Events 2017

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Heritage Week 2017 Event Poster

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 National Heritage Week 2017. Everything from Family Fun days to Hill Walks, from Guided Tours to History Talks. Support your local history society!

Main Facebook event page available here: WIH&HS 2017 NHW Page

Programme of Events: 

  • Saturday 19 August, 3pm – 5pm: Under The Sea: Family Fun Event (Shortfront Buncrana)Fun for all the family.

There will be a colourful pageant, beach treasure hunt, sandcastle competition, games and fun activities to celebrate and explore our natural shore front. Admissions free. Check our facebook and webpage for further details

Access & Parking: Suitable for Children under 12/Wheelchair Access (Partial)/Car Parking Available

Event Page: http://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/under-the-sea-family-fun-event

Further Information: 086 8589157

  • Monday 21 August, 7pm – 9:30pm: From Flax to Linen (The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana)

Talk by Colm Clarke, Taughboyne History Society and Monreagh Ulster Scots Centre, on the pre-industrial production of flax and weaving of linen in the local area. Admission Free. Refreshments provided.

Event Page: http://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/from-flax-to-linen

Further Information: 086 8589157

  • Thursday 24 August, 12pm – 2pm: Nature and History of Lough Swilly (Buncrana Community Library, St. Mary’s Road, Buncrana)

Walk and talk on the nature and maritime history of Lough Swilly by Mari McLaughlin. Starting from Buncrana Community Library and walking for about 6 km along Lough Swilly.

Free refreshments at the library on completion of the walk. A gentle walk on urban pathways but suitable footwear and clothing for walking advised. If the weather is bad, the talk will be given in the library. Admission Free

Event Page: http://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/nature-and-history-of-lough-swilly

Further Information: 086 8589157

  • Thursday 24 August, 6:30pm – 9pm: Farming for Nature (Strahack Farm, Inch Island, Inishowen)

Historic farm walk and talk by Emmett Johnston, Inishowen Wildlife Ranger.A visit to historic farm project including talk and discussion on changes in farming methods and buildings and their impact on the natural environment and wildlife. Clothing and footwear for outdoor walking and farm environment are advised. Free refreshments included. Please visit our facebook and event page for more information and to indicate if you plan to come. Admission Free

Event Page: http://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/farming-for-nature-1

Further Information: 086 8589157

  • Friday 25 August, 7pm – 9pm: Interaction of Man and Nature (The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana)

Talk by Dermot McLaughlin, Wild Inishowen, exploring the interaction between man and our natural environment and wildlife. Admissions Free. Refreshments Provided.

Event Page: http://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/interaction-of-man-and-nature

Further Information: 086 8589157

  • Sunday 27 August, 2pm – 6pm: King & Queen of the Mintiaghs (Meeting at Supervalu Carpark, Buncrana):

Field trip led by archaeologist John J Hegarty to explore the area around ‘King & Queen of the Mintiaghs’ hills and to explore the historic man-made features, including booley huts.

Also will include a short in-situ talk on bog formation and preservation by John Deery, ATGI and West Inishowen History and Heritage Society. Meet at Supervalu Buncrana carpark to drive to the site. The possibility of car-pooling for those who do not have own transport and to reduce environmental impact at the site. See our Facebook page for more details and to indicate if you plan to come. This walk is cross-country and strenuous in parts, suitable clothing and footwear are advised. Admission Free

Event Page: http://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/king-queen-of-the-mintiaghs

Further Information: 086 8589157

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