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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07. 08. 2012

Heritage Week Events 2012

National Heritage Week runs from 18-26 August this year and WIHH will be running a number of events throughout the week. As always, we will be offering our guided historical walking tours of...

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18. 07. 2012

Chariot fires into Shore Front

From The Inish Times – Tuesday, 17th July 2012 Roisin McLaughlin Living history showcase to take place in Buncrana Revellers at the upcoming Buncrana Music Festival will be in for a treat this...

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18. 07. 2012

Defending Aileach

From The Inish Times – Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 Roisin McLaughlin Fort may not have been fort after all Further evidence to indicate Grianan Fort may not be a fort after all –...

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18. 07. 2012

Defending Aileach

Our next big event will be this living history display. Come along for a great day out.

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21. 05. 2012

Summer School 2012 – Events & Speakers

   

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01. 05. 2012
WIHH Opposes Abolition of History Courses at Magee College

WIHH Opposes Abolition of History Courses at Magee College

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ A Public Statement by the West Inishowen History & Heritage Group   “Relocation of History Courses to Coleraine” Outline of our concerns at University of Ulster’s plans to move all history courses...

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27. 02. 2012
Plaque to the memory of trade unionist John Doherty - Buncrana, Co Donegal

Has the ‘Voice of the People’ been silenced?

If you take a stroll along the shore front in Buncrana, Co Donegal and you might spot a stone plaque commemorating “The Voice of the People”. Born in Buncrana in 1798, John Doherty...

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22. 02. 2012

History Links Project

We have an exciting new project to promote this year called the History Links Project. This brings people together from Derry/Donegal to learn about local history and IT, while at the same time,...

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22. 02. 2012
History Talk: John Doherty

History Talk: John Doherty

Dr Adrian Grant will give a history talk on the radical Labour leader, publisher and factory reformer, John Doherty, on 23 Feb 2012 in the Coffee Cup, Buncrana. Doherty was born in Buncrana...

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27. 01. 2012

History Repeats Itself…

Here, WIHH member Ruth Garvey Williams reflects on a film about the Carrowmenagh evictions of 1881, emigration and the parallels with our own time. “It seems to me such a cruel irony He’s...

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25. 01. 2012
History Talk & Film Screening

History Talk & Film Screening

West Inishowen History & Heritage starts off its 2012 events programme with a talk on the Carrowmenagh Evictions of 1881 on Thursday 26th January at 7.30pm in the Coffee Cup (Supervalue). John A....

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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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05. 11. 2011
An account of one of our Tours

An account of one of our Tours

Inish Times: Tuesday, 27th September 2011 Mass Rocks and other historical sites of Inishowen     – By Sue McLaughlin I’ve recently become familiar with the West Inishowen Historical Society (WIHS) and have attended...

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26. 08. 2011

Saldanha Anchor Donation – Sunday 28th August

Our Heritage Week events come to a conclusion this Sunday with the unveiling of the anchor from HMS Saldanha. The anchor will be donated on permanent loan to Fort Dunree Military Museum at...

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