Talk on Mabel Colhoun's
"incredible" Inishowen collection
DERRY'S Tower Museum
will host a special talk this week to analyse the
"most extensive archaeological survey" ever
undertaken in Inishowen.
In the latest of the Tower Talk series, the vast and
detailed collection of local teacher, naturalist and
archaeologist, Mabel Remington Colhoun, will come
under the microscope.
Ms Colhoun's collection has been catalogued as part
of a partnership between the West Inishowen History
and Heritage Society (WIHHS) and Derry City and
Strabane Council Museum and Visitor Services.
Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett in
action at the Joule Donegal International Rally,
At the beginning of
2017 the society, under the leadership of Michael
Liam Gorry and John McCarron, began an extensive
cataloguing project designed to list, in detail,
every single item of the collection.
This information will eventually be added to the
Tower Museum's online collections and will be
searchable anywhere in the world.
A 1952 sketch of a cottage at The
Three Trees, Quigley’s Point, by Mabel Colhoun from
As well as the upcoming
exhibition in the Tower Museum, a smaller satellite
exhibition will be held in Buncrana over the summer
“Mabel’s work and attention to detail is incredible.
Her work in producing the first comprehensive
archaeological survey of Inishowen has been a huge
inspiration for us as a society," said Mr Gorry.
“Mabel also has a strong connection to Inishowen, as
her grandfather Robert Colhoun was originally from
“We are proud to be involved in this project and
very excited that some of the collection will also
be on display in Buncrana during the summer, where
Mabel’s grandmother Annie Walker lived in her later
years," he added.
The talk will take place on Friday, June 23, 2017 at
7pm. To book email