History of farming
exhibition a ‘huge success’
ORGANISERS of an
exhibition about the history of farming have hailed its
launch in the Carn Men’s Shed, last Friday, as ‘a huge
success’. The collection includes maps, census records,
letters, photos and memorabilia focusing on farming in
Founding member of the
Carn Men’s Shed project Eileen Doherty, Co-ordinator
Deborah Shiels and Chairperson Liam McLaughlin (Billy)
pictured with Inishowen councillors Martin McDermott,
Albert Doherty and Johnny McGuinness.
The new exhibition brought
together items collected by dozens of men and women who
attended eight evening sessions organised by the Men’s
Shed during the long winter months aimed at keeping the
local tradition of ‘storytelling’ alive and combating
social isolation in the rural community.
A packed audience listen
to the findings of the farming storytelling project in
Carn Men’s Shed.
Deborah Shiels, Project
Co-ordinator at Carn Men’s Shed, said: "The launch night
for the new exhibition was ‘a huge success’ and they
will be displaying the collection for a week in the
Men’s Shed for anyone who wasn’t able to attend.
“We’d like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who
took part in our farming storytelling project and the
many people who came along to the exhibition launch on
Deborah added : “Indeed, we were absolutely delighted
with the turnout and the crowd of up to 100 people was
far beyond our expectations!
“It was great to share the findings from our farming
storytelling project with everyone and we really hope
they enjoyed the evening as much as we did!
“Our new farming history exhibition will also be
available to view from Monday 6th February to Friday
10th (11am - 2pm) in the Men’s Shed."
Christina Galbraith and
Councillor Johnny McGuinness examine some of the farming
history of Inishowen exhibits.
For further information on
the ‘Farming history of Inishowen’ exhibition email
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Deborah
Shiels on 0838422088.