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Heritage Week In Inishowen, Donegal

Heritage Week In Inishowen, Donegal

Heritage Week In Inishowen, Donegal

Heritage Week has kicked off in Inishowen, Donegal with a wealth of events and festivities to celebrate the rich culture of the region.  This years theme “Its in your nature” aims to highlight the connection between people, place, and our natural heritage.

According to the Heritage Council and Donegal County Council a record;

124 Heritage Week events are planned across the county and Donegal is set to have the highest number of Heritage Week events per head of population in Ireland this year

Heritage organisations, community groups, museums, heritage centres and cultural services across the country will host and provide a wealth of experiences for all the family.

Carrowmore Cross Inishowen, Archaeology LOE

Dessie McCallion and group exploring Carrowmore monastic site in Inishowen

Heritage Week In Inishowen, Donegal

At a number of venues in Inishowen you have the opportunity to experience; exhibitions, nature walks,  guided tours, talks and music in celebration of our shared heritage. Some of the events include; a celebration of Author and Historian Amy Young hosted by the Lands Of Eogain Heritage Group on 25th August at St Buadans Church, Culdaff.

Image by Amy Young ~ Cross at Cloncha - July 1929

Image taken by Amy Young Captioned ~ “Cross at Cloncha July 1929”

Following new archaeological discoveries at the Greencastle Golf Club, an exhibition entitled “Stone Age Tools” will be held at the venue. Members of the public can view the fascinating collection of artefacts discovered along the coast and on the grounds ~ 21st & 22nd August 10am to 5pm

View from Malin Head ~ Inishowen, Donegal

View from Malin Head ~ Inishowen, Donegal

Getting Closer To Nature During Heritage Week, Inishowen, Donegal

Heritage and community groups in Donegal during Heritage Week will draw attention to the importance of wildlife and nature. The Malin Head Heritage Group will host a “Wild Flower Walk” on 22nd August 5.00pm to 6.30 and St. Columbas Straid Conservation Group will host a wildlife walk in the scenic area of Binion, see below in Clonmany Inishowen ~ August 23rd 2.30pm to 5.00pm.

Binion Countryside - Clonmany Inishowen

Binion Countryside – Clonmany Inishowen

The West Inishowen History and Heritage Society (WIHHS) will host a number of events during Heritage Week that include; An archaeological field trip led by archaeologist John J. Hegarty on August 27th to explore historic and archaeological sites and Wildlife Ranger Emmett Johnson will host a talk and walk from Strahact Farm, Inch Island ~ 24th August 6.30 to 9pm.

Local libraries across Inishowen are also hosting events and exhibitions telling the culturally rich story of their townlands and surrounding landscape.

See the full program of events in Donegal here and visit http://www.heritageweek.ie/ for events throughout the Island of Ireland.

Heritage Week, Inishowen Donegal


Heritage In Inishowen

We look forward to discovering even more about the region during the fascinating line up of events for Heritage Week 2017