24. 09. 2020

Michael McLaughlin 1859-1942 – An Inishowen Pioneer in Canada.

Michael McLaughlin was born in Shandrum Buncrana to James McLaughlin and Mary Grant  in 1859. At the age of 18 he met two clergymen Bishop Sweeney and Fr. Michaud from New Brunswick Canada...

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25. 02. 2016
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03/03/2016: WIHHS 2016 Elections

  Join us in our HQ The Exchange (Castle Avenue, Buncrana) for our annual elections. Feel free to put your name down for a committee! It all kicks off upstairs from 8pm! To...

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10. 11. 2015

Vote For Us!

Dear friends, as you probably already know, we are based in The Exchange Community Centre, Buncrana. At the moment The Exchange is second in the entire country with regard to votes in the...

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09. 11. 2015

The 1930s Folklore Commission and West Inishowen: 19 Nov 2015 (19.10-21.00)

The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana, 19 November 2015, 19.10-21.00 An introductory talk about the Folklore Commission in West Inishowen during the late 1930s from WIHHS chairperson Dr Michael Liam Gorry, and reading of...

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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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25. 08. 2012

Lough Swilly Hotel in Old Photos

The people of Buncrana watched in shock as the Lough Swilly hotel went up in flames early on Wednesday morning. The building had fallen into a state of disrepair recently but these photos...

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