Clonmany 'Of Times
Gone By' heritage exhibition
BUILDING on the success of
their recent exhibition in the Market House, the
Clonmany Genealogy and Heritage Group has announced it
will host another exhibition, as part of National
Heritage Week, on the 19th and 20th of August.
The exhibition, entitled 'Of Times Gone By', will
feature a collection of historical photos, documents and
artefacts from the Clonmany and general Inishowen areas.
Kathleen Graham, Chairperson of the Group, said: “Not
only are we building on previous exhibitions presented
by our Group, but we are also drawing on the experiences
of local people and groups to pull together a project we
are confident people will find hugely interesting.”
Kathleen went on to encourage local people to become
involved in the exhibition, and to get in contact with
the Group if they have any items they would like to
include in the displays.
The Market House and
Market Square in Clonmany on St. Patrick’s Day 1943.
In addition to the
exhibition, the Group is very pleased to announce they
will once again be hosting a DNA Testing and Family Tree
project during the Heritage Week event, with additional
experts on hand to advise people on how to research
It is important that the DNA testing is pre-booked and
anyone interested in getting their test done should call
086 6092369 as soon as possible.
Visitors to the exhibition will also have the chance to
relive the past with two further aspects to the event –
an exploration of traditional crafts and a presentation
of traditional music and dance.
The exhibition will be looking at traditional crafts
such as lace making, crochet, churning and butter
making, baking, rope making and spinning. It is planned
to have a number of traditional craft demonstrations,
such as a working spinning wheel. The Group also hopes
to be able to display recipes from long ago and is
encouraging anyone with recipes to get in touch. Perhaps
some of those long-forgotten foods and treats will enjoy
Traditional performers will be in attendance at the
exhibition and visitors will have a wonderful
opportunity to sit, have a break and enjoy the very best
of local talent. Laura Ganley is an All Ireland Champion
Sean Nós Dancer, performing and teaching Ireland’s
oldest form of Irish dance for over fifteen years. Laura
will be performing on Saturday 19th August at 12:30pm.
Tracey McRory is an All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and also
a noted Harp player. She hails from Dunree, Donegal and
from a family steeped in the musical traditions of
Ireland. Tracey and company will be in attendance on
Sunday 20th August from 2pm to 4pm.
Admission is free to the exhibition and with ample
parking, an onsite café, toilets and wheelchair access,
there will be something for everyone with an interest in
history, heritage and genealogy.
For further information please contact