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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11. 08. 2013

Rock art articles to download

Our first guided fieldtrip to the rock art at the Isle of Doagh will take place during this years Heritage Week. There are a few articles which might be of interest. The most...

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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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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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07. 04. 2013

Fieldtrip to Inishowen 1915

An excursion was made in July 1915 by members of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland to Inishowen. The account of this trip was given by Henry S. Crawford, B.E., M.R.I.A, Member....

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22. 03. 2013

Spring Equinox at Grianán

The alignment of the monument, know as Grianán of Aileach, to the rising sun at the equinoxes was observed again on March 21.  That the monument was aligned to two important dates, spring...

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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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06. 03. 2013

The Abbey of Fahan

The little booklet, published by William J.Doherty in 1881, about the Abbey of Fahan is available online to view and download from the UCD Digital Library  

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