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Heritage Week events in Inishowen 04.08.22

NATIONAL Heritage Week takes place from Saturday, August 13 to Sunday, August 21 this year. The Heritage Council is encouraging people, community groups, families, organisations, newcomers and enthusiasts in Inishowen to get involved by organising an event or project. This year’s theme is sustainable heritage and biodiversity. Online registration is now open and events can be registered at www.heritageweek.ie .

“National Heritage Week is one of Ireland’s largest annual events and this year sees a full return to in-person events” said Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer. “Digital projects are also being encouraged building on the success of on-line projects and events that saw record-breaking participation across the country last year. The Heritage Council will promote National Heritage Week nationally and there are support materials available when you register your event or project on-line. There are training and information webinars with useful tips for organising and promoting your events and projects on the Heritage Week website.”
Heritage Week in Inishowen includes events at Carndonagh, Fahan and Malin Head.
Heritage Week events in Inishowen

• Beefest 2
14 August, 11am - 4pm
Boomtreebees
Tullyarvan Mill Hostel, Mill Lane, Buncrana

• A walk through 1400 Years of History
14, 17 August, 3pm - 5pm
Colm Ó Tuathaláin
Car park at Saint Mura's Church of Ireland, Fahan

• Storytelling evening in memory of Dermot McLaughlin
17 August, 7:30pm - 10pm
David Magee
Saldanha Suite, Fort Dunree

• History of the Church of the Sacred Heart Graveyard, Carndonagh
19 August, 7pm - 10pm
20 August, 10am - 5pm
Colgan Heritage Committee

• Whale Watch Ireland 2022 Inishowen Head
20 August, 2pm - 4pm
Brendan Farren
Meeting at the Inishown Head Tower
GPS: 55.235492, -6.928720

• Malin Head Heritage Exhibition
20 August, 3pm - 6:30pm
21 August, 3pm - 7pm
Malin Head Heritage Group
Malin Head Community Hall

• Celebration of the recent visit by the US Ambassador to Ireland, Claire Cronin to her ancestral home of Carrowmenagh.
21 August, 2pm - 4pm
Liam Mc Dermott
Carrowmenagh Community Centre

Two days during Heritage Week have a particular theme: Saturday, August 20 is ‘Wild Child Day’ and encourages children and families to get outdoors to enjoy and explore the heritage and biodiversity in their locality. Sunday, August 21 is ‘Water Heritage Day and celebrates Ireland’s water and how our history and heritage has been shaped by the sea, rivers, lakes and wetlands.
For more information and to register events visit www.heritageweek.ie .
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