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Posts from the ‘Heritage’ Category

Lughnasa @ Grianán

6th August 2016

Burt

An event not to be missed in one of Ireland spectacular, ancient heritage site. Come join us in a day. Everyone welcome. > Read More

Donegal Narrow Gauge Reaches Out to the World

30th – 31st July 2016

Donegal Town

Our colourful museum has the complete story of the narrow gauge railways of Donegal.  The County Donegal Railway and the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway, at 225 miles, formed the largest narrow gauge railway system in north-west Europe. > More

Music Trail at the IOSAS Centre

25th September 2015 @ 8.00 pm

Muff

On Friday 25th September IOSAS Centre & Celtic Prayer Garden, Lenamore Road, Muff will transform into a Music Trail celebrating our rich cultural heritage. > Read More

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

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

St Patrick’s Journey Around the World

Follow St Patrick’s Journey around the World or ‘Lean Aistear Naomh Phádraig ar fud and Domhan’, from birth to his passing on the 17th of March. > Read More

 

 

70th Anniversary Commemoration of Crash on Crownarad Mountain

14th March 2015

Killybegs

On Saturday 14th March, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the tragedy, a fitting and lasting memorial will be unveiled at the crash site inset in a cairn devised and constructed by Garry aided by many like-minded volunteers who believe sacrifices made in the interest of peace should never be forgotten. > More

Charles Macklin Festival

October 2015

Culdaff

The Charles Macklin Autumn School will take place fin October 2015. Charles Macklin Autumn School is dedicated to local playwright and actor Charles Macklin who was born in 1690 and died in 1797 aged 107. >More

Oireachtas Na Samhna

October / November 2015

Letterkenny

This is a premier annual Irish event comprising 110 cultural events catering for all ages. There will be concerts,sessions,seminars, conference, workshops, lectures, AGMs, visual arts and exhibitions, and highly acclaimed competitions, promoting Ghaeilge throughout all its activities. > More

Mountcharles Heritage Festival

October 2015

Mountcharles

Exhibitions, guest speakers, workshops, children’s entertainment, country market, apiary, living museum, heritage walk/talk, traditional music and dance, and lots more.  >More