24. 09. 2020
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Kilmainham Gaol

Brian Crowley from Kilmainham Gaol delivered a fantastic presentation on the History of Kilmainham Gaol in 10 objects. There were lots of references to Donegal. A very interesting evening.

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24. 09. 2020
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Irish emigration to Canada

Canadian Genealogist Bobby Kay delivered a wonderful presentation in the Buncrana Library, giving a fascinating insight on Irish Emigration to Canada.

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24. 09. 2020
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Right Rev Monsignor John O’Doherty P.P., V.G. Strabane (1843-1933)

Born 29 September 1843 in the Glebe Clonmany. Son of Bryan O’Doherty. His sister Bridget married Frank Doherty Magheramore Clonmany in 1858. Known to many as “Father John”, he received his early education...

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24. 09. 2020
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Lough Swilly Railway

For people in this corner of Ireland, the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company is very much part of our history and heritage. Known as the “L&LSR”, “The Swilly Railway” or “The wee...

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24. 09. 2020
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Bishop Edward Maginn (1802-1849)

Bishop Edward Maginn (1802-1849)

“The fate of the dead is being envied by the living”. Edward Maginn, one of Derry’s most notable  Catholic bishops was born in Fintona Co. Tyrone in 1802. He moved to Buncrana with...

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24. 09. 2020
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Dáil centenary exhibition

In May 2019, we hosted an exhibition to commemorate the Dáil centenary and in particular its connection to Inishowen. Joseph O’Doherty was in the first Dáil Éireann and was the first Teachta Dála...

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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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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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21. 05. 2013

The lost rock art of Magheranaul

Inish Times, Tuesday, 21 May 2013. By Roisin McLaughlin

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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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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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