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21/05/2015 - International New York Times features Donegal County Museum


Photo Album of Ulster


Donegal County Museum has this week featured in the prestigious International New York Times.


The Photo Album of Ulster exhibition which is currently on display in the Donegal County Museum made it to page 2 of Tuesday’s International New York Times which sells in 160 countries across the globe. This is first exhibition of the Photo Album of Ulster project in partnership with the Gallery of Photography, Dublin.


The Photo Album of Ulster was started as a research project which invited families from the nine counties to digitally share their photographs and this has resulted in a wonderful collection of images that tells a story and gives a moving insight into the lives of many in Ulster during the 20th century. 


This exhibition also includes images from the albums of Rev Dr AE Scott, Minister of First Ramelton Presbyterian Church.  


The piece in the International New York Times includes a class portrait from a Ramelton National School from the 1930’s.


The project is part of a wider research project - The Photo Album of Ireland - a major

archival research project inviting people from the island of Ireland to digitally share their family photographs. Photo albums give a fascinating insight into our private and public histories – revealing details about how people lived and worked that official histories often overlook.


This exhibition will run until the end of June and is admission free.


The Museum is located in part of the old Letterkenny Workhouse on the High Road, Letterkenny and is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm and on Saturdays 1pm to 4.30pm.  From more information call 074 91 24613 or find the museum on Facebook.




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