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St Conall Cael’s Bell and Shrine

19th June – 11th July 2015, Letterkenny

13th July 2015, The Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney

Donegal County Museum has worked in partnership with the British Museum to facilitate the loan of these items and have had to comply with stringent conditions regarding security, the environmental storage requirements and security, including the transportation of the artefacts by specialist fine art couriers.

This visit of these iconic items represents a major coup for Donegal County Museum. This iron hand bell is said to have originally belonged to St Conall Cael in the 6th century. The bell is an early type made from a sheet of iron, its handle and loop for the clapper is missing. A plate of brass decorated with native Irish and Viking interlace ornament was added around the year 1000. Long after his death, in the 15th century ornate silver ‘bell shrine’ was made to protect and embellish the bell. It was worshipped by pilgrims during their turas on the island of Inishkeel. > Read More

Norwegian Brass and Wind Ensemble in Donegal

26th – 28th June 2015

Letterkenny, Donegal Town, Ballyshannon, Rathmullan

As part of the on-going, international cultural partnership between Donegal and the Norwegian region of Vesteralen, located some 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, the 40 member Sortland Musikkforening Brass and Wind Ensemble will visit Donegal over the weekend of June 26-28 next, when they will present a number of FREE public performances in Letterkenny, Donegal Town, Ballyshannon and Rathmullan. > Read More

Flower Festival

2nd – 5th July 2015

Buncrana

Insight Inishowen Feel Good fortnight, Flower Festival will be held from 2nd to 5th July. >Read More

Dry-Stone Walls Seminar

20th June 2015

Glencolmcille

The free seminar will include an open questions-and-answers session with the guest speakers just before lunch.  In the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to view demonstrations of traditional skills such as dry-stone walling, stone carving, letter cutting and traditional stone cutting taking place as part of the Tír Chonaill Stone Festival organised by the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland. > Read More

Féile Grianán Áiligh Dawn Chorus 2015

21st June 2015

Burt, Inishowen

An Grianán Fort welcomes visitors from near and far to join them in celebrating the Summer Solstice Dawn Chorus and to be amongst the first to glimpse the morning light that will rise from within the fort to welcome to the breaking dawn of the longest day. >More