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Over €356,000 for 17 Donegal Heritage Projects

The Heritage Council has announced over €356,000 in funding for 17 County Donegal-based heritage projects under the Community Heritage Grant Scheme.  Read more . . . 

County Donegal Heritage Plan 2023-2030

New County Donegal Heritage Plan Launched

The new County Donegal Heritage Plan (2023-2030) was launched in Lough Eske Castle on Tuesday, May 28.  Download your copy of the County Donegal Heritage Plan (2023-2030) or request a copy from the County Donegal Heritage Office.


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Photographs and accounts of Donegal people working in Scotland sought for exhibition

Have you or a family member ever worked in Scotland?  Do you have photographs or memories from your time there that you would be willing to share?  Donegal County Council is working on a major exhibition to document the working experiences of Donegal people in Scotland. Read more ...

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National Heritage Week Awards for County Donegal

The contribution that County Donegal-based community groups and individuals make to the preservation, protection and promotion of our built, natural and cultural heritage was recognised at the National Heritage Week Awards ceremony in Gloster House, County Offaly on Friday, October 20. Read more ...



Ballyshannon HTI Award 2023

Heritage-led Regeneration Award for Ballyshannon

Donegal County Council and its partners scooped the Urban Regeneration & Heritage Award for the Ballyshannon Historic Towns Initiative at the Irish Planning Institute’s Irish Planning Awards at Clontarf Castle last Thursday evening, September 28. Read more . . . 


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Illuminating Colmcille Colouring Book

The free, 36-page colouring book highlights some of the heritage sites, places, objects and archives associated with St. Colmcille’s life and legacy and was produced by the County Donegal Heritage Office.  Pick up a free copy in your local library, County Museum, Donegal Education Centre, County Donegal Heritage Office or download the colouring book here......

 St. Colmcille's Donegal Audio Guide

St. Colmcille's Donegal Audio Guide

Find out more about the heritage sites associated with St. Colmcille in County Donegal in this audio guide produced by Abarta Heritage and commissioned by the County Donegal Heritage Office as part of the implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan.  Read more . . .  

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3D Virtual Tour of Turas Cholm Cille, Glencolmcille

As part of the implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan, the County Donegal Heritage Office has launched a 3D Virtual Tour of Turas Cholm Cille.  Read more . . .  

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Thatch in County Donegal - RTÉ News Feature

Historic thatch in County Donegal was featured on the RTÉ News on Sunday, March 14.  Read more . . . 

Salthill Gardens

Gardening for Biodiversity Booklet

There has been an overwhelming demand for the free, 40-page, illustrated booklet on 'Gardening for Biodiversity' by Juanita Browne, illustrated by Barry Reynolds and produced by the Local Authority Heritage Officer Network.  Read more . . .  

St. Colmcille's Arch, Disert, County Donegal

Audit of Columban Cultural Heritage

Donegal County Council & Derry City & Strabane District Council in partnership with Foras na Gaeilge & The Heritage Council have commissioned an Audit of Columban Cultural Heritage.  Read more . . . 


Schools' Folklore Collection Booklet - now available 

The 'Scéaltaí' booklet on the 1930s Schools' Folklore Collection in County Donegal is now available free-of-charge from the County Donegal Heritage Office or on-line.  Read more . . .

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Heritage & Habitat Teachers' Guide - now available

The County Donegal Heritage Office in association with the Donegal Education Centre has launched the 'Heritage & Habitat in Your Community' Teachers' Guide by Billy Flynn & Éanna Ní Lamhna.  Read more . . .

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Audit of Donegal's Oral History Recordings Launched

The County Donegal Heritage Office in association with The Heritage Council launched the Audit of Oral History Recordings for County Donegal on Friday, May 26.  Read more . . . 

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'Material Culture of Donegal Communities Abroad'

Free Booklet

The County Donegal Heritage Office & the County Donegal Heritage Forum in partnership with The Heritage Council launched the 'Material Culture of Donegal Communities Abroad' booklet at the Donegal-Irish Diaspora Conference at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology in May 2016.  Read more . . .


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'County Donegal in 1916: From the Edge'

History & Heritage Education Pack

The Donegal County Archives, Donegal County Museum, County Donegal Heritage Office and the Donegal County Library Service have produced a free 'County Donegal in 1916' History & Heritage Education Pack.  Read more . . .   


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Free Dry-Stone Walls Field Guide

'A Field Guide to the Dry-Stone Walls of County Donegal' by Patrick McAfee is available free-of-charge from the County Donegal Heritage Office.  Read more . . .