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History of farming exhibition a ‘huge success’ 08.02.23

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 Inishowen.
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 Friday night."

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 mens.shed.carn@gmail.com  or phone Deborah Shiels on 0838422088.
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