Heritage Week Aug 2016

National Heritage Week 2016 (August 20th-28th): WIHHS eventsNHW WIHHS 2016 PROGRAMME

 Printable Poster Available here: WIHHS National Heritage Week Poster 2016

Programme of events:

  • Saturday, 20 August, 2016 (1.30 pm – 4.30 pm): ‘100 Years of Fun’: Family Fun Day and Archaeology for Kids. Join us  as we celebrate the start of National Heritage Week with our the award winning Family Fun Day/Archaeology for Kids. Events begin at the Exchange (Castle Avenue, Buncrana) at 1.30 pm. There will be games, painting, dressing up and of course a trip to the beach! Free entry (small fee for Archaeology for Kids). Everyone welcome. See event page here
  • Sunday, 21 August, 2016 (2 pm – 5 pm): The Early Monastic Site of Killard (Dunree)Meeting up at Dunree Fort car park join archaeologist/historian John Hegarty as he shares his research relating to the important early monastic site of Killard (Dunree). Free entry. Everyone welcome (limited disability access). Stunning views included! See event page here
  • Tuesday, 23 August, 2016 (7.30 pm – 9.30 pm: Star of the Sea Church, Desertegney): The Churches of Liam McCormickJoin architect Liam McLaughlin as he reveals the amazing stories behind the Donegal churches of renowned modernist architect Liam McCormick (1916-1996). Free entry. Everyone welcome. See event page here
  • Thursday, 25 August, 2016 (7.30 pm – 9.30 pm: The Exchange, Buncrana): ”Tracing the History of Buncrana’: Sources and Resources – A Personal Perspective’Historian Dr Larry McNutt gives his personal perspective on using primary/secondary sources and resources to gain a clearer picture of the history of Buncrana and its environs. Free entry. Everyone welcome. Refreshments provided. See event page here
  • Friday, 26 August, 2016 (11.30 am – 1.30 pm): Guided History and Heritage Walk of BuncranaJoin experienced tour guide Mari McLaughlin for a relaxing walk around some of Buncrana’s most interesting history and heritage sites. Walk leaves from the Exchange (Castle Avenue) and refreshments will be provided. Free entry. Everyone welcome. See event page here










  • Contact us: http://www.buncranahistory.com/wordpress/?page_id=430
  • See Donegal NHW booklet: http://www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-donegal.pdf
  • What’s on Nationwide during NHW: http://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on
  • Read about our NHW award (2015): http://www.buncranahistory.com/wordpress/?p=2326 / http://www.heritageweek.ie/about-us/awards


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