National Heritage Week Award for Best Children’s Event 2015

On June 14, 2016 by admin


This Thursday (June 16th) our Chairperson Michael L Gorry, our Vice Chair John Hegarty and our Treasurer Andrew-Garvey Williams travel to the Heritage Council’s HQ in Kilkenny in order to collect the award for best children’s event during National Heritage Week 2015. This national award has left our committee truly humbled and more determined then ever to promote local history to everyone (free of charge) in an open, tolerant and impartial manner. Thanks to everyone who attended our various 2015 National Heritage Week events, we couldn’t keep going without the support of our amazing members and the general public who donate so generously and who never fail to attend our events throughout the year. THANK YOU ALL!

Congratulation notices:

Joe Gallagher (Donegal Heritage Officer): ‘Just a note to congratulate the West Inishowen History & Heritage Society on its success in winning the ‘Cool for Kids’ National Heritage Week Event Award for the family fun day in Buncrana as part of Heritage Week […]. It’s great that another County Donegal-based heritage organisation has scooped one of the national awards this year […]. Please pass on my congratulations to all those involved! Your members will know more than anyone the amount of commitment and effort from the local community that goes into making these Heritage Week events a success so enjoy your success’

The Heritage Council: ‘[Cool for Kids Award] The Cool for Kids Award celebrates great family events. This award was open to event organisers who encouraged children and families to participate in National Heritage Week. Cool for Kids Award Winner – The West Inishowen History and Heritage Society Family Fun Day.

The West Inishowen History and Heritage Society helped children and families to engage with their local history and heritage in fun and interactive ways and included an archaeology dig with a local archaeologist, weaving cloth, writing with a quill pen and dressing up in Viking costume.’

Thank you for reading.
WIH&HS Committee

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