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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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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