National Heritage Week in Buncrana
NATIONAL Heritage Week
begins this Saturday and West Inishowen History and
Heritage Society have another fantastic line-up of
events planned in and around Buncrana.
There will be something for everyone whether you're
a culture vulture or a family looking for a fun day
Here is a taste of what WIHHS is hosting locally and
everyone is welcome:
Saturday, 20 August, 2016 (1.30 pm – 4.30 pm): ‘100
Years of Fun': Family Fun Day and Archaeology for
Kids. Join us as we celebrate the start of National
Heritage Week with our the award winning Family Fun
Day/Archaeology for Kids. Events begin at the
Exchange (Castle Avenue, Buncrana) at 1.30 pm. There
will be games, painting, dressing up and of course a
trip to the beach! Free entry (small fee for
Archaeology for Kids).
Sunday, 21 August, 2016 (2 pm – 5 pm): The Early
Monastic Site of Killard (Dunree). Meeting up at
Dunree Fort car park join archaeologist/historian
John Hegarty as he shares his research relating to
the important early monastic site of Killard (Dunree).
Free entry. Everyone welcome (limited disability
access). Stunning views included!
WIHHS meeting up at Dunree Fort on
Sunday, 21 August, 2016.
Tuesday, 23 August,
2016 (7.30 pm – 9.30 pm: Star of the Sea Church,
Desertegney): The Churches of Liam McCormick. Join
architect Liam McLaughlin as he reveals the amazing
stories behind the Donegal churches of renowned
modernist architect Liam McCormick (1916-1996). Free
Thursday, 25 August, 2016 (7.30 pm – 9.30 pm: The
Exchange, Buncrana): ”Tracing the History of
Buncrana': Sources and Resources – A Personal
Perspective’. Historian Dr Larry McNutt gives his
personal perspective on using primary/secondary
sources and resources to gain a clearer picture of
the history of Buncrana and its environs. Free
entry. Refreshments provided.
Friday, 26 August, 2016 (11.30 am – 1.30 pm): Guided
History and Heritage Walk of Buncrana. Join
experienced tour guide Mari McLaughlin for a
relaxing walk around some of Buncrana’s most
interesting history and heritage sites. Walk leaves
from the Exchange (Castle Avenue) and refreshments
will be provided. Free entry.