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

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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23. 05. 2014

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

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

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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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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25. 09. 2013

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 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

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

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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02. 08. 2013

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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04. 06. 2013

Summer School 2013

****** ****** Thursday, June 13 John Hegarty: The Battle of Binion @ The Coffee Cup A most interesting discovery was made 2 years ago about the somewhat mislaid location of the battle of...

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08. 03. 2013

February talk: Carrickabraghy

The guest speaker for our talk on Thursday, 28th February 2013 was Marius Ó hEarcáin from the Carrickabraghy Restoration Society – a project that has received great support within and outside Inishowen for...

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07. 08. 2012

Heritage Week Events 2012

National Heritage Week runs from 18-26 August this year and WIHH will be running a number of events throughout the week. As always, we will be offering our guided historical walking tours of...

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