Colgan Heritage Weekend

August 17th - 19th 2018

Music: Sun. 19th, 8pm – Grand Variety Concert

Our Grand Variety Concert is always a wonderful way to round off the weekend, in the company of some of the peninsula’s finest musicians. Join us at 8pm in the Colgan Hall.

Talk: Sun. 19th, 4.45pm – Bliain na Gaeilge

Paddy Doherty (formerly Carndonagh Community School) will host a bilingual panel discussion on the last native Irish speakers in Inishowen).

Talk: Sun. 19th, 3.30 – Carndonagh Alcohol Factory from 1938

Join local historians Seán Beattie, Maura Harkin and Jackie Mc Guinness, along with former employees of the alcohol factory, for a panel discussion on the Carndonagh Alcohol Factory, 80 years on. Colgan Hall

Talk: Sun. 19th, 2pm – ‘Cultural Diversity & Community Integration in Inishowen’

Pascal Thomas-Trabac (France and Carndonagh) and Abdul Ahmad (Syria and Carndonagn) will give a talk on ‘Cultural Diversity & Community Integration in Inishowen’. Colgan Hall

Workshop: Sun. 19th, 10.30am – Writing Workshop with Andrea Carter

Join up-and-coming crime novelist Andrea Carter for a writing workshop on Sunday morning. Andrea has published three crime novels based in the Inishowen area, and one of her novels is due to be turned into a TV series in the… Continue Reading →

Talk: Sat. 18th, 8pm – Dr. Marie Mc Loughlin and Dr. John Crumlish

Dr. Marie Mc Loughlin was born and raised in Carndonagh. She began her teaching career at St. Patrick’s BNS, Carndonagh, and in later years became the Vice-Principal there. Marie worked in a number of Irish and international school and spent… Continue Reading →

Talk: Sat. 18th, 4pm – John Moulden, ‘Carving a Future from our Past’

John Moulden, BA, Cert. Ed., PhD will give a talk entitled ‘Carving a Future from our Past’, in which he will discuss odd, old songs, some not so old and some about babies and bathwater!

Talk: Sat. 18th, 2pm – Jennifer Doherty of Clonmany Genealogy

Jennifer Doherty of Clonmany Genealogy Group will give a talk on Genealogy.  

Walk: Sat. 18th, 9.30am – Heritage Walk with Dessie Mc Callion

Join intrepid guide Dessie Mc Callion on a heritage walk to Glentogher and the Rectory at Glebe, Carndonagh. The first hour of the walk, from 9.30am – 10.30am, will go to Glentogher, and will be followed by tea in the… Continue Reading →

Talk: Fri. 17th, 8.30pm – Kevin Myers

Kevin Myers will be our keynote speaker at the opening night of the Colgan Heritage Weekend in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh at 8.30pm on the 17th of August in place of Vincent Browne who had been previously announced. Kevin Myers will be making… Continue Reading →

Fri. 17th, 8.15pm: Tom Byrne

Renowned musician Tom Byrne, Malin, will perform some traditional numbers in the Colgan Hall.

Fri. 17th, 8pm: Official Opening

Festival Chairperson Ray Lannon will officially open the weekend and introduce this year’s guest speaker.

Fri. 17th, 7.30pm: Heritage Hunters

The Heritage Hunters and schools’ competition winners’ presentation will take place in the Colgan Hall at 7.30.

Fri. 17th, 7pm: Back to Brass

The Carndonagh Brass Band will herald the opening of the 2018 Colgan Heritage weekend. Admission €5.

2018 Programme

Download the programme for the 2018 Colgan Heritage Weekend by clicking on the link below: colgan heritage brochure 2018

Save the date! Colgan Heritage Weekend Aug. 17-19

Save the date! This year’s Colgan Heritage Weekend will take place from Friday the 17th to Sunday the 19th of August. With exhibitions, talks, writing workshops, music, a guided walk, schools competitions, a folklore exhibition, Bliain na Gaeilge bi-lingual afternoon,… Continue Reading →

Plans for 2018

Following our AGM on Wednesday 25th Oct, the Colgan Heritage Committee has set about planning for 2018. Owing to the Irish Open Golf Tournament being held at Ballyliffin Golf course on the first weekend in July it was decided to… Continue Reading →

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