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Carndonagh Motor Co event is huge success 28.11.19

THE Men's Shed Carn saw a large turnout of people from across the Inishowen peninsula last Friday night at their Carndonagh Motor Company heritage event.
Carndonagh Motor Company heritage event at the Men's Shed Carn.
Patrick McCarroll, Men's Shed Carn member, who organised the heritage evening said: “The event was an excellent opportunity for anyone who worked at Carndonagh Motor Company or who had relatives or friends who worked there, to come along and meet others as well as relatives of the original owners, to remember fondly about this once booming business."
Carndonagh Motor Company heritage event at the Men's Shed Carn.
“On the night we had a significant quantity of sales records (cars and tractor sales with dates, purchaser details and amounts) and those in attendance were able to find the names of their own family members and see what they had bought during that era. There were also other memorabilia (such as sales brochures and posters) on display, which those in attendance found very interesting. People were amazed at how much things have changed over the years", he added.
Carndonagh Motor Company.
Patrick continued: “As well as stories about Carndonagh Motor Company, we also we heard tales of what living in Carn and Inishowen was like at that time. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and the success of the event demonstrates how interested people in Inishowen are in remembering times ‘gone by’. The tradition of ‘chéile-ing’ and story telling is unfortunately no longer the norm and this event shows that there is still a keen interest in keeping these Irish traditions alive.
“The Men’s Shed Carn are keen to promote further events such as this and to remind people, that no matter what your interests, there is always a good yarn or two to be heard or a cup of tea to be had in the shed with members most evenings."
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