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Message from the Charles Macklin Festival Organisers
It is with some regret that we announce that 2014 was the last Charles Macklin Autumn School in Culdaff. There will be no event in 2015. The Festival has been going for 25 years.
Thanks to everyone who supported us, the local committee and former members, the McGrory family, BBC Radio Foyle and BBC Radio Ulster, Highland Radio, ICR fm, RTE, Lesser Spotter Ulster, politicians, local businesses including pubs, artists, animators, wild life clubs, storytellers, journalists, Donegal Arts Council, Inish TImes, Derry Journal, Inishowen Independent, Donegal Democrat, singers, book launchers, cd launchers, bands, guides, walkers, farmers for access to sites, writing teachers, actors, drama clubs, cross-border groups, sponsors, competition judges, churches for use of halls and facilities, Inishowen Traditional Music Project, University of Ulster including Magee College, UCD, QUB, NUIG, FAS, Social Inclusion schemes, schools including 2 parish schools, CCS Carn, McGlinchey Association, booksellers, Universal Books Letterkenny, craft workers, Moville College, Culdaff Local Development, Henry Girls, Foyle Press, John McGrory Design, McGrory’s House Band, Allied Irish Banks, Ulster bank, National Bank Carndonagh, Sisters of Mercy and many more.
We had great local support and a number of regular guests. In particular I thank Brian Friel as patron and for opening the first School in 1990. He rarely missed a year and gave us great moral support along with his wife Ann and family. We had a ball. Bye.