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'County Donegal in 1916' History & Heritage Education Pack

The 'County Donegal in 1916: From the Edge' History & Heritage Education Pack produced by Donegal County Council's Cultural Services has been shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards in the 'Commemorations & Centernaries' category.  The awards will be presented at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin on Thursday, November 23, 2017.  


The ‘County Donegal in 1916’ History & Heritage Education Pack was a collaborative effort between the Donegal County Archives, Donegal County Museum, County Donegal Heritage Office and Donegal County Library Service.  The history and heritage education pack is composed of an A4-size, 64-page illustrated booklet and 19 facsimile documents contained within a designed folder that addresses the material heritage related to key selected themes.  The education pack is aimed at upper primary/secondary students, teachers and a general audience.  The aims of this Heritage Plan action are to: (i) raise awareness of society and culture in County Donegal in 1916, (ii) set national events (such as the Easter Rising) and international events (such as the First World War, the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Jutland) in the context of their effects on society in County Donegal, (iii) recognise the role that key individuals from County Donegal played in national/international events in 1916 and (iv) communicate the material culture of County Donegal in 1916 through key documents and artefacts.  The 'County Donegal in 1916' History & Heritage Education Pack was sponsored by Donegal County Council & The Heritage Council as part of the implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan (Action 3.4).


Copies of the 'County Donegal in 1916' History & Heritage Education Pack are available free-of-charge in your local library and on-line at: and  


Launch of County Donegal in 1916 History & Heritage Education Pack

Pictured at the launch of the ‘County Donegal in 1916: From the Edge’ History & Heritage Education Pack in County House, Lifford on Monday, January 18, 2016 are (from left to right): Joseph Gallagher (Heritage Officer, DCC), John McDonough (Director, National Archives), Eileen Burgess (County Librarian/Ireland 2016 Donegal Coordinator, DCC), Cllr. Marie Therese Gallagher (Chair, Ireland 2016 Donegal Committee), Judith McCarthy (County Museum Curator, DCC), Niamh Brennan (County Archivist, DCC) and Michael Starrett (Chief Executive, The Heritage Council).