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June 2019

Grand Finale Concert

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Colgan Hall
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This year's Grand Finale Concert will feature Kerry Stamp as the principal soloist, accompanied by Stuart Smith, Seán Ryan and Mark Donnelly of the Ulster University Choir, performing excerpts from their light classical repertoire, Irish ballads and other favourites. Entrance:…

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Exhibitions & Displays

June 28 - June 30
Colgan Hall

A number of exhibitions and displays will be available to view throughout the weekend in the Colgan Hall. Ten Years of the Colgan Heritage Weekend - an audio visual display Carndonagh Camera Club exhibition on the theme of Inishowen's natural,…

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Schools’ Projects & Heritage Hunters Awards

June 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Colgan Hall
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Schools' Projects and Heritage Hunters Awards presented by Anna May Mc Hugh.

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Launch of John Colgan’s ‘Triadis Thaumaturgae’

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Colgan Hall
Colgan Triadis

Join us for the official Donegal launch of John Colgan's 'Triadis Thaumaturgae', recently published by Eamon de Búrca of de Búrca's Rare Books. The launch will include a short talk on John Colgan by local historian Seán Beattie. Lecky described…

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Talk: Anna May Mc Hugh (Q&A with Kathy Donaghy)

June 28 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Colgan Hall
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Our keynote talk on Friday night is by Anna May Mc Hugh, followed by a Q & A hosted by journalist Kathy Donaghy. For nearly half a century, Anna May Mc Hugh has been the driving force behind the National Ploughing Championships.…

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Heritage Walk with Dessie Mc Callion

June 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Colgan Hall
Guide Dessie Mc Callion

This year, Dessie Mc Callion will lead a heritage walk through Glentogher on Saturday morning. Pre-booking is advised: 074 9329377 /  0852524006 Cost: €5, including bus.

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Talk/Panel Discussion: Tillie and Henderson’s Shirt Factory

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Colgan Hall
Shirtmaking - Tillie & Henderson's Factory on Bridge Street, 1983

A panel of invited guests will discuss Tillie and Henderson's Shirt Factory. Photographs, documents and artefacts from the factory will be on display.

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The Inishowen Union Workhouse

June 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Colgan Hall
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Niamh Brennan, County Donegal Archivist will give a talk on the Inishowen Union Workhouse, and will have original files and ledgers on display.

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Talk: Kathy Donaghy

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Colgan Hall
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Our Saturday evening event will begin with a talk by Kathy Donaghy. Kathy Donaghy is an award winning freelance journalist and writer with over twenty years experience of working in the national media. She has worked for the Irish Independent…

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Ten Years of the Colgan Heritage Weekend

June 29 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Colgan Hall
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Join us in the Colgan Hall for a very special celebration of ten years of the Colgan Heritage Weekend!

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Talk: Caitríona Mc Laughlin

June 29 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Colgan Hall
Catriona Mc Laughlin

Carndonagh native Caitríona Mc Laughlin is an Associate Director at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland's national theatre. She was awarded a Clore Fellowship in 2007. Caitríona is also Co-Artistic Director of the Playground Studio, London. She has been invited several…

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100th Anniversary of the First Dáil

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Colgan Hall
First Dail

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the very first Dáil, the Colgan Heritage Weekend will host a panel discussion with local politicians on the question, 'To what extent has the vision of the first Dáil been realised?'

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Seaweed Cooking with William Mc Elhinney

June 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Colgan Hall
Wild Strands

William Mc Elhinney, of the Wild Strand Café in Malin Head, will talk about seaweed cooking and include a sample of a meal common at the time of the Famine. William Mc Elhinney, aka 'the Seaweed Man', created Wild Strands…

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