Colgan Heritage Weekend

August 17th - 19th 2018

Vincent Brown confirmed for Colgan Heritage Weekend 2018

We are delighted to announce that our first confirmed guest for the Colgan Heritage Weekend 2018 is Vincent Browne. Vincent Browne is an Irish print and broadcast journalist. He is a columnist with The Irish Times and The Sunday Business Post and a non-practising barrister. From 1996 until… Continue Reading →

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 →

National Heritage Week – ‘A Short Heritage Walk of Carndonagh’

As part of National Heritage Week the Colgan Heritage Committee are launching their brochure – “A Short Heritage Walk of Carndonagh”. The Launch will take place in Café Donagh (Paschal’s) on Wednesday 23rd August at 10.30am. This will be followed… Continue Reading →

Popular Organ Recital with Rónán Murray

Colgan Heritage Weekend present an unmissable recital of popular organ music with Rónán Murray in the Sacred Heart Church, Carndonagh, on Sunday July 2nd at 8pm. The recital will include improvisations on famous movie themes such as Star Wars, famous pop… Continue Reading →

Talk: Brian O’Reilly – “From War to Peace to Reconciliation”

Brian O’Reilly will give a presentation entitled “From War to Peace to Reconciliation” in Fort Dunree on Sunday July 2nd at 11am. Bus will leave Colgan Hall at 10 a.m. Booking essential: 0749329377. Cost: €5.

Talk and Demo: Flax and Linen-making in the North West

Colm Clarke will give a talk and a demonstration of flax and linen-making in The Colgan Hall at 4.30 p.m. on Saturday July 1st.

Presentation to Heritage Hunters and Schools Competition

Presentation to Heritage Hunters and Schools Competition, Colgan Hall, Saturday July 1st, 3.30 p.m.

John Moulden: “Bridges and Boundaries – Songs of Cooperation and Contention”

John Moulden, BA, Cert ED., PhD., will give a presentation entitled “Bridges and Boundaries – Songs of Cooperation and Contention” at 2.30 pm on Saturday July 1st at 2.30pm in the Colgan Hall.

Country Walk with Dessie Mc Callion

‘A Country Walk from Cashel to Drumballycaslan” Dessie Mc Callion will lead an intrepid group of historical trekkers through the Inishowen countryside on a walk which will meet at the Colgan Hall at 9.30am on Saturday July 1st. The tour… Continue Reading →

Denis Bradley: “Borders and Brexit – What’s to become of us?”

Renowned journalist, film-maker and public figure Denis Bradley will deliver a talk entitled “Borders and Brexit – What’s to become of Us?” in the Colgan Hall on Friday June 30th at 8.45pm in the Colgan Heritage Weekend.  

Photography Competition: Presentation of Prizes

The winners of this year’s Photographic Competition will receive their prizes. A short talk on the Bridges of Inishowen will follow.

Michael Harding: “Stories and the Art of Memoir”

Well known writer Michael Harding will deliver a talk entitled “Stories and the Art of Memoir” in the Colgan Hall at 7.45pm on Friday June 30th, with a Q&A after the talk. There will be a musical interlude before the… Continue Reading →

Carndonagh Brass Band

The Carndonagh Brass Band will open this year’s Colgan Heritage Weekend with a performance at the Colgan Hall at 7pm on Friday June 30th.

Exhibitions – All Weekend until Monday

A selection of photographs for “The Bridges of Inishowen” photographic competition. Heritage Hunters: these young people are the Historians of the Future. Primary Schools’ Displays: Bridges of Inishowen. Carndonagh Community School: Bridges of Inishowen. Shops: Displays of Heritage items in… Continue Reading →

Mystery Items from the Past

Town centre businesses will be displaying some mystery heritage items during the Colgan Heritage Weekend. Have a look in the shop windows and try to identify what these items were used for in the past. The answer will be revealed… Continue Reading →

Download the Programme

You can download the programme for this year’s Colgan Heritage Weekend by clicking on the link below: Colgan Heritage Weekend 2017 Programme  

Colgan Heritage Weekend: June 30th – July 3rd 2017

Plans are well underway for the Colgan Heritage Weekend which will be held this year from Friday 30th June to Monday 3rd July 2017. The weekend takes place each year in the historic market town of Carndonagh, Co. Donegal, the birthplace of Irish Franciscan… Continue Reading →

Colgan Heritage Photography Competition

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