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.
Paddy Doherty (formerly Carndonagh Community School) will host a bilingual panel discussion on the last native Irish speakers in Inishowen).
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
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
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 →
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 →
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!
Jennifer Doherty of Clonmany Genealogy Group will give a talk on Genealogy.
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 →
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 →
Renowned musician Tom Byrne, Malin, will perform some traditional numbers in the Colgan Hall.
Festival Chairperson Ray Lannon will officially open the weekend and introduce this year’s guest speaker.
The Heritage Hunters and schools’ competition winners’ presentation will take place in the Colgan Hall at 7.30.
The Carndonagh Brass Band will herald the opening of the 2018 Colgan Heritage weekend. Admission €5.
Download the programme for the 2018 Colgan Heritage Weekend by clicking on the link below: colgan heritage brochure 2018
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 →