to life in Inishowen
NATIONAL Heritage Week
takes place from next Saturday, August 12 until Sunday,
August 20 and most events are free. The full programme
of events is available online at HeritageWeek.ie.
There are 11 events planned for Inishowen already so
there should be something for everyone. They include
Malin Head Heritage Display, 1400 Years of Fahan
History, Culdaff River Heritage Workshop, Carrowmenagh
Master McFadden Walk, Buncrana Look for the Water,
Clonmany Heritage Exhhibition, Carndonagh Objects that
tell the Story and more.
To view details visit
Inishowen Heritage Week events trail.
Carndonagh: Objects that
tell the Story at Colgan Hall on Saturday, August 12 and
Sunday, August 13.
Joseph Gallagher, Donegal
Heritage Officer, explained: “This year’s theme is
Living Heritage and everyone is invited to explore the
traditions, practices, knowledge and skills that have
been passed down through the generations. The variety of
events planned is impressive. It includes traditional
skills demonstrations, guided walks, heritage site
visits, fieldtrips, heritage open houses, exhibitions,
talks, workshops, artisan fairs, historical
re-enactments, launch events and children’s activities.”
Two days during Heritage Week have a particular theme:
Saturday, August 19 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 20 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.
Full details are available on the National Heritage Week