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Inishowen Welcomes Mabel Colhoun Exhibition

The Buncrana Library were delighted to welcome the temporary exhibition of artefacts and personal belongings of Heritage Pioneer; Mabel R. Colhoun. The collection is located within the Library offering both locals and visitors an opportunity to view a wonderful collection of objects. Launch Of Mabel Colhoun Exhibition; Buncrana Library, Inishowen Co. Donegal The exhibition launch […]


Hidden Histories ~ Amy Young And Inishowen Heritage

Heritage Week in Inishowen, Donegal has brought to light not only the rich culture of the region but individuals that made significant contributions to our understanding of its past today. The Lands Of Eogain Heritage group hosted their second event entitled “Amy Young in Inishowen Heritage” to celebrate the life and work of heritage pioneer […]


Cataloguing The Life And Work Of Mabel Colhoun (1905-1992)

The West Inishowen History and Heritage Society gave a fascinating talk at the Tower Museum in Derry City, about their ongoing work and experiences cataloging the Mabel Colhoun Archive. Two talks, delivered by the society’s Vice Chair; John McCarron and project Coordinator Dr Liam Gorry, provided an insight into the developments of the project and some […]


Lands Of Eogain – Awarded Heritage Grant – Inishowen

The Heritage Council have announced funding for 196 heritage projects across Ireland under its 2017 Community Heritage Grants Scheme.The Lands of Eogain Heritage group, based in Inishowen, Co. Donegal, have secured one of these grants. Lands Of Eogain, Inishowen, Donegal Lands of Eogain (LOE) is an Inishowen-wide Heritage group that aims to raise awareness and […]


Celebrating The Life And Work Of Mabel Colhoun In Inishowen

The sun was shining on the Inishowen coast during the Lands Of Eogain event which celebrated the contribution of Mabel Colhoun to our understanding of heritage in Inishowen. The seminar was hosted in the beautiful Presbyterian Church and Hall in Lagg, Malin, a location with stunning views of Trawbreaga Bay. Crowds gathered, see below, at the […]


Fairy Lore in Inishowen, Co. Donegal

In Inishowen, Co. Donegal there are numerous stories associated with the mischievous mythical race of fairies, artistically re imagined above,  with Ringforts, hawthorn bushes and certain trees found in the countryside. Fairies are described in Irish folklore as underground hosts of the Tuatha De Danann, another powerful mythical race. A Ringfort, pictured below, is an archaeological […]


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