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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30. 09. 2013

Excavation at Carrowmore

A second excavation took place in Inishowen this year. It was carried out by the Bernician Studies Group of the Sunderland University from August 24 – September 7, at the Early Christian site...

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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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25. 09. 2013
Location of the trenches. Image by QUB.

Excavation at the old O’Doherty Castle at Elaghmore

A second excavation took place by archaeologists from Queens University Belfast at the Castle of Elagh at Elaghmore from August 14th- 23rd. The team and the dig were received with much interest, for...

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28. 08. 2013
Firing the gun

Firing of the guns at Dunree

Heritage Week came to an end with a “bang” on Sunday 25th August. Fort Dunree and West Inishowen History and Heritage group created a Family Fun event featuring the firing of the Dunree...

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27. 08. 2013
The burning of Derry

Cahir O’Doherty fights back

Two wonderful articles were written by Eilis Haden for the local newspapers, covering this event. Please find them below the photos.       Remembering Sir Cahir Battle Roars Across The Swilly Last...

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27. 08. 2013
Frog on the rock art. Only our Terry Tedstone could spot a creature so small.

Fieldtrip to the rock art at the Isle of Doagh

This year’s Heritage Week started with our first guided fieldtrip to the rock art at the Isle of Doagh and Straths. There was such great interest to see the often difficult to find...

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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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