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NEWS: Summer /Autumn 2022


In 2018 Donegal County Council Archives Service was very fortunate to acquire the archive collection of the work of Ms Ann Doherty, renowned photojournalist. Ann Doherty worked as a photojournalist across the globe from 1994 – 2005. The photographs feature ordinary people often living in extraordinary situations across the world from Ireland to Sierra Leone, from Italy to Armenia, Ukraine to Egypt. Ms Doherty's images from the late 1990s & early 2000s bring the lives of people from many different nations and cultures sharply into focus against backgrounds of conflict, poverty, social deprivation, hardship, trauma and remoteness. The cataloguing of this important collection will ensure the permanent preservation of and widespread access to this collection.


In May 2022, Donegal County Archives & Donegal County Museum received a Heritage Council Stewardship Fund grant to catalogue and display this unique collection.


Curator Ciaran Walsh, working with Ms Ann Doherty and the County Archives and County Museum, has catalogued the collection, digitized elements of it and assisted in development of an Exhibition at Donegal County Museum (Letterkenny) which was launched on 22 September. The exhibition of 74 photographs and related ephemera is on display currently during normal opening hours in the Museum (Autumn 2022).



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Decade of Centenaries, Artist in Residence 2022:  Annemarie Ní Churreáin

In other news, renowned Donegal poet, Ms Annemarie Ní Churreáin has been appointed as Decade of Centenaries Artist in Residence at Donegal County Archives for Summer and Autumn months of 2022, for updates, see Facebook or Twitter or this website.


 If These Walls Could Talk: Creative Writing Workshop, this Sunday 2nd October, with poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin, our Decade of Centenaries Artist in Residence, 2022. Dunfanaghy Workhouse- contact details to book in the poster below!

Poster for Workshop Artist Ni churreain








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