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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22. 02. 2012
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History Links Project

We have an exciting new project to promote this year called the History Links Project. This brings people together from Derry/Donegal to learn about local history and IT, while at the same time,...

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22. 02. 2012
History Talk: John Doherty

History Talk: John Doherty

Dr Adrian Grant will give a history talk on the radical Labour leader, publisher and factory reformer, John Doherty, on 23 Feb 2012 in the Coffee Cup, Buncrana. Doherty was born in Buncrana...

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27. 01. 2012
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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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25. 01. 2012
History Talk & Film Screening

History Talk & Film Screening

West Inishowen History & Heritage starts off its 2012 events programme with a talk on the Carrowmenagh Evictions of 1881 on Thursday 26th January at 7.30pm in the Coffee Cup (Supervalue). John A....

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09. 11. 2011
The Miller Collection – Part 1

The Miller Collection – Part 1

The Miller Collection – Part 1 – http://www.inishowen.net/The-Miller-Collection/Part1/ is now online. Optimized for normal web browsing and for iPhone and android phones. 186 photos scanned from the collection of thousands of old photos donated...

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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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05. 11. 2011
Amazing Grace on BBC Radio Ulster

Amazing Grace on BBC Radio Ulster

Marylynn Rouse talks to BBC Radio Ulster about the life of John Newton and his time in Buncrana. This interview was conducted during Marylynn’s stay in Buncrana at the invitation of the West...

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26. 08. 2011
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Saldanha Anchor Donation – Sunday 28th August

Our Heritage Week events come to a conclusion this Sunday with the unveiling of the anchor from HMS Saldanha. The anchor will be donated on permanent loan to Fort Dunree Military Museum at...

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20. 08. 2011
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Whatever Happened to the Harry Swan Collection?

Most Buncrana people know the story of how Harry Percival Swan donated the beautiful park along the Crana River to the people of Buncrana in 1965. However, much less is known about the...

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20. 08. 2011
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Events for Wednesday 24th August

We have a busy day lined up on Wednesday the 24th August. At 2pm a tour of the Mass Rocks in the Buncrana area wil leave from the Coffee Cup (Supervalue carpark). Our...

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17. 08. 2011
Concert at The Plaza: Sunday 21st August

Concert at The Plaza: Sunday 21st August

Join us in The Plaza on Saturday evening for a concert celebrating local music. Amongst a host of local talent we will have a special performance by the Inishowen Gateway Singers. There will...

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17. 08. 2011
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Lecture on John Newton – Abolitionist & Writer of the Hymn “Amazing Grace”

Join us in the Plaza on Saturday night (20th August) for a lecture on John Newton by Marilynn Rouse. Newton was involved in the slave trade for many years but experienced a religious...

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10. 08. 2011
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North West Film Archive – Screening

The West Inishowen History & Heritage Group will be staging a screening of historic film relevant to the Inishowen area in the Plaza on Thursday 18th August at 7.30pm. The archive is a...

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