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Chambers Ireland Awards 2022

Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award 

Our Ramelton Historic Towns Initiative won the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award in the Heritage & Built Environment category.  Read more . . .   

 The Mall, Ballyshannon

KPMG - Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Award

Our Ballyshannon Historic Towns Initiative won the Community & Heritage Award at the KPMG - Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards.  Read more . . . 

 Ramelton HTI

Ramelton Historic Towns Initiative wins RIAI Urban Design Award

The Ramelton Historic Towns Initiative has won the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland 'Urban Design' Award and was highly-commended for 'Sustainability.  Read more . . . 

Kilclooney Dolmen

Community Monuments Fund - awards announced

The National Monuments Service has awarded €300,559 for the conservation of eight archaeological monuments in County Donegal.  Read more . . . 

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Community Heritage Grants Scheme - awards announced

The Heritage Council has awarded €218,000 to support sixteen Donegal-based heritage projects under the Community Heritage Grants Scheme 2022

Historic Ballyshannon

New Historic Towns Initiative for Ballyshannon

Donegal County Council & Ballyshannon Regeneration Group have secured €250,000 for a Historic Towns Inititaive in Ballyshannon.  Read more . . . 

 Illuminating Colmcille

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 Illuminating Colmcille 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 . . .  

 Thatch, Malin

Thatch in County Donegal - RTÉ News Feature

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

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Thatch Repair Grant Scheme wins Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award

We're delighted that our Thatch Repair Grant Scheme has won the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award in the ‘Heritage & Built Environment’ category.  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 . . . 

Scéaltaí

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 . . .

Hedgerow Habitat

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 . . .

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 . . .

 

 County Donegal in 1916 (Cover)

'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 . . .