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Great start to Heritage Week in Donegal

Great start to Heritage Week in Donegal

 

National Heritage Week got off to a great start in Donegal this weekend with events taking place throughout the entire county.  From walks along the community restored railway walk in Dungloe to talks on the conservation of Teach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann to entertainment at Granny Kates Thatched Cottage at Glengesh near Ardara, the opening weekend of the 2016 Heritage Week in Donegal was a great success. For more information on whats on this week in Donegal download the County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide here

 

National Heritage Week 1

Pictured at Dungloe Road Station on the community-restored railway walk are local historian and author Patrick Boner and some of the walk participants.  Patrick led a walk along the 5-kilometre route from Burtonport to Meenbanad as part of National Heritage Week on Saturday, August 20.

 

National Heritage Week 2

The End of the Line: Pictured on the former platform at Meenbanad Train Station in west Donegal are participants in the ‘Heritage Week’ walk led by local historian and author Patrick Boner on Saturday, August 20.

 

National Heritage Week 3

Noelle Uí Dhubhchoin and Dr. Greg Stevenson discuss the conservation of Teach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann, Doire Chonaire near Machaire Rabhartaigh at the ‘Heritage Week’ Open Day on Saturday, August 20.  Heritage Week continues until Sunday, August 28.

 

National Heritage Week 4

Peter & Nuala McCahill entertain some of the visitors to Granny Kate’s Thatched Cottage in Common, Glengesh near Adara as part of National Heritage Week on Sunday, August 21.

 

National Heritage Week 5

Thatcher Hugh Gallagher repairing part of the thatch on Granny Kate’s Thatched Cottage in Common, Glengesh near Adara as part of National Heritage Week on Sunday, August 21.  The cottage is one of 18 heritage projects that will benefit from funding from The Heritage Council this year under its Heritage Management Grant Scheme.

 

National Heritage Week 6

Some of the people who attended the Family Open Day at Donegal Parish Church of Ireland in Donegal Town on Sunday, August 21 where there were artefacts and archives on display, a treasure hunt for people of all ages and some visitors got the opportunity to ring the church bell.

 

National Heritage Week 7

Some of the people who visited Donegal Castle as part of its free ‘Heritage Week’ Open Day on Sunday, August 21.

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