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 Launch of Buncrana Urban District/Town Council: A Short History

 

The Archives Service, Donegal County Council launched the booklet  Buncrana Urban District/Town Council: A Short History on Wednesday 15th October at 2pm  in Buncrana Civic Offices, St Oran’s Road, Buncrana. A pdf of the booklet can be viewed on this website  under Publications.

 

 Launch of Malin Head: An Enchanting Place, A Colourful Past booklet

 

Malin head launch group 

 

Some of the attendees at the Malin Head booklet launch on Culture Night, 19 September. 2014.

 

On Culture Night, Friday 19th September 2014, An Cathaoirleach, Councillor John Campbell launched the booklet Malin Head: An Enchanting Place, A Colourful Past in Malin Head Community Centre and photographs were taken afterwards at Banba’s Crown.

 

The launch celebrated the publication by Donegal County Archives, Donegal County Council, of an illustrated booklet which tells the story of Malin Head’s unique history and heritage over the centuries. The booklet was written by Ms Irene Haggan of Ramelton for the Donegal County Archives Service.

 

Those attending the launch included Deputies Charlie McConalogue TD and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD, Cllr John Campbell, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Nicholas Crossan, Vice-Cathaoirleach and councillors Martin McDermott, Bernard McGuinness, Martin Farren and Albert Doherty.

 

Donegal County Council's  Archivist Niamh Brennan welcomed the gathering while Michael Heaney, Director, Culture, Community and Planning, Donegal County Council, in giving a background to this project, emphasised the importance of Malin Head, its significance for our culture, history and tourism and as a destination point for the Wild Atlantic Way. Vice-Cathaoirleach, Nicholas Crossan spoke of the heritage and history of Malin Head and the Cathaoirleach, Cllr John Campbell, in launching the booklet spoke of the importance of Malin Head in terms of its heritage and tourism potential and of the significance of this booklet in promoting Malin Head and Inishowen as a tourist destination. The group then took photographs at Banba’s Crown, on a dry but misty afternoon.

 

 Malin head launch

Deputy Charlie McConalogue TD, Cllr Martin Farren, Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn, Cllr Albert Doherty, Cllr Nicholas Crossan (Vice-Cathaoirleach), Cllr Bernard McGuinness, Cllr Martin McDermott and Cllr John Campbell, Cathaoirleach, at Banba's Crown on Culture Night for the launch of Donegal County Archive's Booklet Malin Head: An Enchanting Place, A Colourful Past.

 

Downloadable pdf of Malin Head: An Enchanting Place, A Colourful Past:

 

 Malin Head booklet

 

For a hard copy of the booklet and more information and photographs of the launch please contact

 

Niamh Brennan, Archivist, Archives Service, Donegal County Council, Three Rivers Centre, Lifford, County Donegal
E-Mail: archivist@donegalcoco.ie; Website: http://www.donegalcoco.ie/archives; www.facebook.com/DonegalCountyArchives

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The Past in the Present:  A Donegal County Archives Touring Exhibition

 

Is available for viewing at Ionad Teampall Chróine, Dungloe.

The exhibition celebrates 250 years of Donegal’s unique history and the relevance of local history for people living today.

 

The exhibition showcases Donegal County Archives’ many and varied archival collections. Nine panels are on display which are based around the following themes- Homesteads; Donegal Wains; Fun and Games; Days of Toil; Faith and Worship; Landlords and Tenants; Conflict; Local Democracy; Journeys in Time.

 

The panels contain a brief history of the themes and are accompanied by images scanned from the CountyArchives’ many collections. Images include photographs, posters, leaflets, extracts from letters, registers, minute books and other items. Included in the exhibition are some of the photographs kindly loaned to the CountyArchives for the purpose of the exhibition.

 

Past in the Present Exhibition booklet

 

For further information, please contact Niamh at

074 91 72 490 or archivist@donegalcoco.ie

 

 

 

Election campaigning material for Archives Collection & Events

Election campaigning material for Archives Collection

 

Local and European Elections were held in May. Thanks to the assistance of staff and public the Archives Service collected election campaigning material including leaflets, booklets, posters, fundraising events, flyers, etc relating to the elections, which has been added to Donegal County Archives collection for permanent preservation.

 

We are still seeking campaigning material from times past, especially from the Town Councils of Buncrana, Ballyshannon, Letterkenny and Bundoran, which were dissolved at the end of May this year. Flyers, leaflets, posters, booklets of information, newspaper articles, photos, mock ups of ballot papers, indeed anything referring to Donegal’s local elections are welcome, we have almost nothing from the years 1985, 1979, 1974, 1967 and earlier, and anything from these years would be great.

 

The material collected will be preserved as part of the County Donegal Archives Collection.

 

Anyone who belives they may have material to donate (or even lend) should contact the Archives Service.

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