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Clonmany ‘Childhood Memories’ 04.04.23

THE Clonmany Genealogy and Heritage Group will present their first exhibition of the year, entitled ‘Childhood Memories’, in the Market House, Clonmany, on Saturday and Sunday, 15th to 16th April 2023. The exhibition will feature photos, documents and objects and will allow people to recall times past and explore how things have changed since then.
St. Patrick’s Day parade, Clonmany in the 1950s.
The Group has been gathering a collection of photos, documents, artifacts, objects and memories for many weeks and looks forward to making these available for the local community to enjoy. An important part of the exhibition will be an opportunity for people to have their own memories recorded and added to the archive.

Kathleen Graham, Chairperson, stated: “We are looking forward to getting our 2023 programme underway with this exciting exhibition. It will allow people of all ages to recall how things were when they were children. The material on view in the exhibition will hopefully provide a stimulus, allowing people to remember their own childhoods, and we can add these memories to our archive”.

The exhibition will cover many decades of memories and a large range of subjects will on view, including things we learned at school, games we played as children, the types of food we ate, the clothes we wore, what sweets and ice cream were available, the cars people drove, TV programmes, films, music, sport, local personalities, religious events, local entertainments and many, many other things.

Kathleen added “The Group would love to hear from anyone who would like to contribute to the exhibition, whether it is by providing a photo or an object, or by giving information about some past event or childhood memory”.

In addition to the exhibition, the Group is delighted to announce two additional attractions. On the opening day, Saturday 15th April, an introductory workshop on genealogy will take place. Anyone who is interested in starting a family tree can come along and you will be able to get all the help you need to get started.

Another exciting addition to this year’s exhibition is the opportunity to get a DNA test done. A genealogist will be on hand with DNA kits, which members of the public will be able to purchase. It is recommended that you book your place for the DNA project, so that enough kits will be available and nobody goes away disappointed.

So, be sure to come along to the Market House in Clonmany for a great weekend of history, heritage and genealogy, and an opportunity to discuss old times.

For further information please email clonmanygenealogygroup@gmail.com or call
Kathleen Graham on 086 8200761 or Marie Turner Doherty 086 6092369.
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