WBD residents complain to PUC over sloppy utility services

first_imgOfficials of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on Monday met with residents at the Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), where a number of complaints were received about the sloppy utility services in the area.The PUC booth ready to engage persons at the Vreed-en-Hoop stellingResidents visited the officials to discuss some of their unresolved utility problems from service providers, namely the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), the Guyana Power Light (GPL), Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) and Digicel.The initiative was primarily geared at informing the PUC of pertinent matters relating to the main services providers with the intention that it will be resolved.A majority of persons told Guyana Times that they were pleased that some pressing issues were heard.However, action needs to be taken on the part of the Commission to ensure that the services are bettered. For some time, they have been paying their dues while most companies have barely mustered to provide an average service.One of the major setbacks continues to be the unreliable supply of power from GPL, as a result of power outages. In the past months, some villages were slapped with blackouts which lasted many hours and up to one day.Telephone servicesOne woman, on the other hand, told this publication prior to visiting the booth that she was having issues with GTT and her charges, which were seemingly inaccurate. She contended that the fees were hiked even though the telephone usage was not increased.“My bills doubled within the last month and it wasn’t that we were using the phone more. Everybody in my house work and we’re out of the house. I just don’t understand,” she lamented.However, as it relates to the liberalisation of the communications sector for increased competition and better services, Government in March inked a “non-binding” agreement with Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) – a company owned by US-based Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN) — which has held the monopoly over the local telecommunications market for more than 20 years.A joint statement from the Public Telecommunications Ministry and GTT had stated that while the MoU was non-binding, the signing nevertheless represented a major step toward fully liberalising Guyana’s telecommunications market. This was after they would have missed the 2018 year-end deadline for the complete liberalisation of the public telecommunications sector.WaterIn the past year, communities along the West Coast of Demerara have also suffered from an unstable water supply. Back in September, a number of areas were without water for two weeks. During that time, many claimed that it was a constant issue which has not been rectified despite numerous written complaints. Affected villages included Zeelugt, De Kinderen, Tuschen and Meten-Meer-Zorg among others.In some instances, persons were forced to fetch water from long distances, some were forced to purchase water while others had to do without. The Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) of Tuschen-Uitvlugt had mailed written complaints to the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) but they were reportedly told that there were no such reports.last_img read more

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first_imgCounty Donegal Event Guide August 20 – August 28, 2011Lúnasa 20 – Lúnasa 28, 2011Do Stair, Do Chultúr, Do Nádúr Féin www.heritageweek.ie‘HERITAGE WEEK’ IN COUNTY DONEGALCover photograph:The Old Meeting House is Ramelton (c.1680) is one of the earliest Presbyterian church buildings in Ireland. The building is associated with Francis Makemie (1657-1708), the Father of American Presbyterianism. This meeting house ceased to operate as a place of worship in 1906 and is now a ‘Protected Structure’ protected under the Planning & Development Act (2000) and houses Ramelton Community Library, Donegal County Council. Back photograph:The Skull House in Cooley Historic Graveyard is a mortuary house built in the twelfth century as a tomb or shrine for the bones of the founding saint of the monastery. It is one of only five mortuary houses in Ireland of which only three are completely intact. It is a Recorded Monument protected under the National Monuments Acts (1930-2004). Cooley Historic Graveyard is one of the graveyards in the care of Donegal County Council. In conjunction with the Cooley Cross Heritage Development Committee, the County Donegal Heritage Office has commissioned a conservation report on the Skull House. The Cooley Cross Heritage Development Committee has also secured part-funding from The Heritage Council for a conservation report on Cooley Historic Graveyard under the ‘Heritage Management’ Grant Scheme. To find out more about Recorded Monuments in your area, consult the National Monuments Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht website at: www.archaeology.ie1‘NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK’ IN COUNTY DONEGALNational Heritage Week is an integral part of European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union. National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Local Authority Heritage Officers. The principal aims of Heritage Week are to foster awareness of the built, cultural and natural heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation, and to raise interest in our shared European heritage. County Donegal has become one of the places to be during ‘National Heritage Week’ thanks to all the events that heritage centres, museums, heritage organisations, community groups and individuals organise (often on a voluntary basis). Contained in this booklet is a selection of over 80 events taking place for ‘National Heritage Week’ in County Donegal and its environs, about 30 of which are organised by or hosted by Cultural Services, Donegal County Council. Participants are advised to confirm details of events in advance. A contact person has been identified for each of the events listed. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor events. In addition to the events listed, remember that County Donegal has many more heritage sites and museums/heritage centres that are open during National Heritage Week so there should be events to suit everyone!‘Your History, Your Culture, Your Nature’ ‘Do Stair, Do Chultúr, Do Nádúr Féin’Updates on ‘National Heritage Week’ events are available on: www.heritageweek.ie2 ACADAMH NA hOLLSCOLAÍOCHTA GAEILGE, GAOTH DOBHAIRSeisiún Eolais / Ceardlann ar ‘Bhailiúchán Béaloidis Thír Chonaill’ Information Session / Workshop on The Donegal Gaeltacht Folklore Collection: Presentation of oral recordings from the Donegal Gaeltacht Folklore Collection. Discussion on folklore-collecting techniques and equipment. On the day, audience participation welcomed for searching this digital collection by area of interest/topic.Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Venue: NUIG University Centre, Derrybeg Industrial Business Park (An Screabán), DerrybegFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Gráinne Uí Domhnaill Telephone: (087) 298 8046 E-mail: grainne.nieireamhoin@oegaillimh.ieÁISLANN CHILL CHARTHA, KILCARTaispeánais Pictiúirí / Photographic Exhibition: photography exhibition of Kilcar factories and factory workers from the beginning of the twentieth century.Dates & Times: Saturday, August 20: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. & Saturday, August 27, 2011: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Venue: Áislann Chill Chartha, Chill Chartha / Kilcar Free Full wheelchair access Contact: Seán Ó Beirne Telephone: (074) 973 8376 E-mail: eolas@aislann.ie3AN GRIANAN THEATRE, LETTERKENNY‘High Shelves & Long Counters’: exhibition by photographer Heike Thiele and writer Winifred McNulty who have captured images and stories from the last traditional shops in the North West of Ireland over three years. Their journey across Donegal, Tyrone, Leitrim, Fermanagh, Sligo & Cavan has taken them from an Aladdin’s cave of drapery and hardware to the calm spaces of rural shops.Dates: Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Venue: An Grianan Theatre, Port Road, LetterkennyFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Patricia McBride Telephone: (074) 912 0777 E-mail: angrianan@eircom.netAN TAISCEWalk to Commemorate the Derryveagh Evictions: a walk from Derryveagh via Gartan and Churchill graveyards to commemorate the infamous Derryveagh evictions. Walk in the footsteps of those who were evicted from Derryveagh in 1861.Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet: Colmcille Heritage Centre, Gartan, Church HillFree Full wheelchair access Contact: May McClintock Telephone: (074) 912 2121 E-mail: una.cronin@lyit.ie4ANTHONY BEGLEYLaunch of the new book ‘History, Genealogy and Heritage in the Ballyshannon Area’ by Anthony Begley. Light refreshments will be served.Date: Friday, August 26, 2011 Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Venue: Coláiste Cholmcille, College Street, Ballyshannon FreeFull wheelchair access Contact: Anthony Begley Telephone: (087) 235 1044 E-mail: anthonyrbegley@hotmail.comAULINO WANN & ASSOCIATES & DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCILLaunch of Invasive Species Survey of the River Deele, County Donegal followed by a walk along the River Deele to view invasive species.Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Venue: Black Memorial Hall (Presbyterian Church), Convoy FreeNo wheelchair access Contact: John Wann Telephone: 00 44 28 9337 8250 E-mail: john@aulinowann.com5BIRDWATCH IRELANDHeritage Walk: a heritage walk focusing on the natural and cultural highlights of Tory Island. The walk will view some of the work undertaken by BirdWatch Ireland for Corncrake conservation on the island.Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011 Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Meet: Óstán Tory, Tory Island FreeNo wheelchair access Contact: Anita Donaghy Telephone: (087) 915 4750 E-mail: adonaghy@birdwatchireland.ieBUNCRANA COMMUNITY LIBRARYArt Attack at the Library: pavement art for children of all ages.Date: Friday, August 26, 2011 Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Venue: Buncrana Community Library, St. Mary’s Road, Buncrana Free Full wheelchair access Contact: Sinead McLaughlin Telephone: (074) 936 1941 E-mail: buncrana@donegallibrary.ie6BUNDORAN COMMUNITY LIBRARYWho? What? Where? The 1911 Census: look up your family in the 1911 Census. Compare the 1911 and 2011 Censuses and note the differences! Library staff will assist you find the 1911 Census on-line records you require.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & Tuesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27, 2011 Times: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Tuesday & Friday); 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Wednesday & Thursday) &10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Saturday). Venue: Bundoran Community Library, Station Road, Bundoran Free Full wheelchair access Contact: Marianne Lynch Telephone: (071) 982 9665 E-mail: bundoran@donegallibrary.ieBUNDORAN COMMUNITY LIBRARYStorytime including folksongs, stories and crafts for children aged 5 – 8 years.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & Saturday, August 27, 2011 Times: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Venue: Bundoran Community Library, Station Road, BundoranFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Marianne Lynch Telephone: (071) 982 9665 E-mail: bundoran@donegallibrary.ie7BUNDORAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY & MAGH ENE HISTORICAL SOCIETYHistory Afoot in Bundoran: a free, guided trail around Bundoran. This trail will last about two hours and light refreshments will be served in the library afterwards.Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Meet: Bundoran Community Library, Station Road, BundoranFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Marianne Lynch Telephone: (071) 982 9665 E-mail: bundoran@donegallibrary.ieBUNDORAN COMMUNITY LIBRARYRhymetime including folktales and songs for pre-school children and their parents/guardians followed by painting/colouring.Date: Friday, August 26, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Venue: Bundoran Community Library, Station Road, Bundoran Free Full wheelchair access Contact: Marianne Lynch Telephone: (071) 982 9665 E-mail: bundoran@donegallibrary.ie8CARNDONAGH COMMUNITY LIBRARYPhotographic exhibition on local history including the Colgan Hall.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & Tuesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27, 2011 Times: 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Tuesday & Thursday); 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Wednesday & Friday) & 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday). Venue: Carndonagh Community Library, Malin Road, CarndonaghFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Sineád McLaughlin Telephone: (074) 937 3701 E-mail: carndonagh@donegallibrary.ieCARNDONAGH COMMUNITY LIBRARYA morning of pavement art for children.Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Venue: Carndonagh Community Library, Malin Road, Carndonagh Free Full wheelchair access Contact: Sineád McLaughlin Telephone: (074) 937 3701 E-mail: carndonagh@donegallibrary.ie9CARNDONAGH COMMUNITY LIBRARYTalk on traditional cottages by Lida Bulf, author of ‘Donegal Homesteads: the disappearance of the Irish thatched cottage’.Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Venue: Carndonagh Community Library, Malin Road, Carndonagh Free Full wheelchair access Contact: Belinda Glackin Telephone: (074) 937 3701 E-mail: carndonagh@donegallibrary.ieCENTRAL LIBRARY, LETTERKENNYDonegal Folklore Display: a display highlighting folklore sources, books and recordings available in Central Library.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27, 2011 Times: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Monday – Wednesday & Friday);1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Thursday) & 10:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (Saturday). Venue: Central Library, Oliver Plunkett Road, LetterkennyFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Ciara Cunnane Telephone: (074) 912 4950 E-mail: central@donegallibrary.ie10CENTRAL LIBRARY, LETTERKENNYIrish Life & Lore: Donegal Heritage Collection: come and listen to extracts from Maurice O’Keeffe’s collection – you may even know some of the speakers! These recordings are from all over the county on a vast range of subjects and heritage themes.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27, 2011 Times: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Monday – Wednesday & Friday);1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Thursday) & 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Saturday). Venue: Central Library, Oliver Plunkett Road, LetterkennyFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Ciara Cunnane Telephone: (074) 912 4950 E-mail: central@donegallibrary.ieCENTRAL LIBRARY, LETTERKENNYRhymetime including folktales and songs for pre-school children with their parents/guardians.Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Venue: Central Library, Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny FreeFull wheelchair access Contact: Ciara Cunnane Telephone: (074) 912 4950 E-mail: central@donegallibrary.ie11CENTRAL LIBRARY, LETTERKENNYPlants, Herbs & Donkeys: 1930s folk medicine from the Schools’ Folklore Collection in County Donegal. Dr. Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair (Royal Irish Academy) talks about the role of folk medicine in the 1930s Schools’ Folklore Collection. A fun event and all are welcome.Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Venue: Central Library, Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny FreeFull wheelchair access Contact: Ciara Cunnane Telephone: (074) 912 4950 E-mail: central@donegallibrary.ieCENTRAL LIBRARY, LETTERKENNYClimate Change, Famine & Pestilence in Pre-Poor Law Donegal: celebrated local historian Helen Meehan talks about a contemporary issue – climate change – but in pre-Poor Law times, and its consequences. A must for anyone interested in local history and how environmental factors shaped the future.Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Venue: Central Library, Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny FreeFull wheelchair access Contact: Ciara Cunnane Telephone: (074) 912 4950 E-mail: central@donegallibrary.ie12COOLEY CROSS HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEEGuided Tour of National Monument Site: this national monument has several artefacts of interest dating from the eighth century to the fifteenth century, including a High Cross.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & Saturday August 27, 2011 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet: Cooley High Cross, Cooley Historic Graveyard, Moville, Inishowen FreeNo wheelchair access Contact: Cooley Cross Heritage Development Committee Telephone: (086) 198 8706 E-mail: cooleycross@live.ieCREEVY CO-OP LTD.Coastal Walk: discover breathtaking views along Creevy’s coastline. Situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean overlooking Donegal Bay & surrounded by the Hills of South Donegal. Route suited for the physically fit with styles, fields, sand dunes & rocks. The area is steeped in history with Kilbarron Castle, Wardtown Castle and Sands Cemetery where remains dating to 4,000 BC were found.Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Meet: Creevy Pier Hotel, Creevy Pier, Ballyshannon Free No wheelchair access Contact: Coastal Walk Co-op Telephone: (071) 985 2896 E-mail: info@creevyexperience.com13CUISLECUISLE at the Glebe Gallery: CUISLE are a fusion of artists and craftspeople, a unique group with a diverse mix of the exotic and traditional. View and buy paintings, etchings, weaving, baskets, cards, knitting, organic seaweed products, woodturning, jewelry and painted glass.Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Venue: The Glebe Gallery, Church Hill Free Full wheelchair access Contact: Nora Duffy Telephone: (087) 939 2494 E-mail: ndtduf@eircom.netCUMANN STAIRE & SEANCHAIS CHILL CHARTHA / KILCAR LOCAL HISTORY GROUPArchaeological Fieldtrip to Shalwy Valley Megalithic Tombs: Megalithic tour of Shalwy court tomb plus an outline of the details of two other tombs in the valley.Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Meet: Blue Haven Hotel, Largymore, Kilcar. Car parking at hotel car park and free transfer by bus to Shalwy Valley. FreeNo wheelchair access Contact: Seán Ó Beirne / Paula Harvey Telephone: (074) 973 9133 E-mail: eolas@aislann.ie14CUMANN STAIRE & SEANCHAIS CLOICH CHEANN FHAOLAMass in thirteenth-century Tullaghbegley Graveyard: Aifreann i Reilig Tulach a’Bheaglaoich don 13ú aois (1 mile south of Falcarragh).Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Venue: Reilig Tulach a’Bheaglaoich, An Fál Carrach / Tullaghbegley Graveyard, FalcarraghFree No wheelchair access Contact: Máire Nic Suibhne Telephone: (074) 913 5300 E-mail: suibhnem@eircom.netDONEGAL CASTLEArts & Crafts Children / Family Day (Medieval Theme): Medieval family day at the castle including arts & crafts painting. A fun day for parents and children.Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Venue: Donegal Castle, Donegal Town FreePartial wheelchair access Contact: Seán McLoone Telephone: (074) 972 2405 E-mail: donegalcastle@opw.ie15DONEGAL CASTLEMedieval Weapons& Medieval Magic Displays: Medieval weaponry display, talk and magic show.Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Venue: Donegal Castle, Donegal Town FreePartial wheelchair access Contact: Seán McLoone Telephone: (074) 972 2405 E-mail: donegalcastle@opw.ieDONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM, LETTERKENNY‘Round the House & Mind the Dresser’: learn about the history and culture of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the 1700s until the present day through historic and contemporary photographs and texts. A section of the exhibition space showcases the history of the tradition in County Donegal.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27, 2011 Times: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday- Friday) & 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Saturday). Venue: Donegal County Museum, High Road, LetterkennyFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Caroline Carr Telephone: (074) 912 4613 E-mail: museum@donegalcoco.ie16DONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM, LETTERKENNYThe Donegal Fiddle Tradition: Caoimhin Mac Aoidh, fiddle player and teacher and a founder member of Cairdeas na bhFidleirí, gives a talk in conjunction with the museum exhibition ‘Round the House & Mind the Dresser’. Lunchtime talk, feel free to bring your lunch with you.Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Venue: Donegal County Museum, High Road, LetterkennyFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Caroline Carr Telephone: (074) 912 4613 E-mail: museum@donegalcoco.ieDONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM, LETTERKENNYAn Introduction to Flute and Tin Whistle: come along and join Trudy O’Donnell and friends to find out what they sound like and how to play the flute and tin whistle, with a demonstration and a recital. Trudy O’Donnell is a well-known local musician and the music teacher at Colaiste Ailigh. Talk in conjunction with the museum exhibition ‘Round the House & Mind the Dresser’. Lunchtime talk, feel free to bring your lunch with you.Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m. Venue: Donegal County Museum, High Road, LetterkennyFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Caroline Carr Telephone: (074) 912 4613 E-mail: museum@donegalcoco.ie17DONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM, LETTERKENNYLecture on the Archaeological Sites of Finner Camp: Cmdt Kevin McDonald, Western Brigade will deliver a fascinating talk on the archaeological sites of Finner Army Camp, County Donegal.Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m. Venue: Donegal County Museum, High Road, LetterkennyFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Caroline Carr Telephone: (074) 912 4613 E-mail: museum@donegalcoco.ieDONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM, LETTERKENNYHistoric Donegal: a battlefield interpretation of Donegal. A unique opportunity to learn about the battlefields of Donegal including a display of military equipment and weaponry with GalogChata.Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: Donegal County Museum, High Road, LetterkennyFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Caroline Carr Telephone: (074) 912 4613 E-mail: museum@donegalcoco.ie18DONEGAL RAILWAY HERITAGE CENTRE, DONEGAL TOWNGuided tour of the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre museum.Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Venue: Donegal Railway Heritage Centre, Old Station House, Tirconaill Street, Donegal TownFree Partial wheelchair access Contact: Ann Temple Telephone: (074) 972 2655 E-mail: donegalrailway@gmail.comDONEGAL TOWN LIBRARYPlantation Times in South Donegal: noted local historian Helen Meehan will talk about life in South Donegal around the time of the Plantations. Light Refreshments will be served afterwards.Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Venue: Donegal Town Library, Mountcharles Road, Donegal Town FreeFull Wheelchair Access Contact: Rory Gallagher Telephone: (074) 972 5329 E-mail: donegaltown@donegallibrary.ie19DUNFANAGHY WORKHOUSEWee Hannah Famine Exhibition & New Lake Display: visit the ‘Wee Hannah’ exhibition and hear the fascinating story of Hannah Herrity’s life during the Famine. Enjoy the New Lake exhibition explaining the unusual flora and fauna surrounding New Lake and how it was formed.Date: Sunday, August 21, 2011 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Venue: The Workhouse, Figart, Dunfanaghy Free Partial wheelchair access Contact: Sian McCann Telephone: (074) 913 6540 E-mail: workhousedunfanaghy@eircom.netDUNFANAGHY WORKHOUSEAll sorts of old & new: A bag-making class using old and new material. Suitable for children aged 8 years and older.Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Venue: The Workhouse, Figart, DunfanaghyCost: €5 No wheelchair access Contact: Sian McCann Telephone: (074) 913 6540 E-mail: workhousedunfanaghy@eircom.net20DUNFANAGHY WORKHOUSESee the traditional methods involved in making wool with a Spinning Demonstration.Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: The Workhouse, Figart, DunfanaghyFree Partial wheelchair access Contact: Sian McCann Telephone: (074) 913 6540 E-mail: workhousedunfanaghy@eircom.netDUNFANAGHY WORKHOUSEA knitting and crochet demonstration by the Dunfanaghy Quilters Guild & circle of friends from Creeslough.Date: Friday, August 26, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: The Workhouse, Figart, DunfanaghyFree Partial wheelchair access Contact: Sian McCann Telephone: (074) 913 6540 E-mail: workhousedunfanaghy@eircom.net21DUNFANAGHY WORKHOUSEHorn Head Heritage Walk: join Cary Meehan, author of ‘Sacred Ireland’ and explore some of the wonderful heritage of Horn Head. Suitable footwear and raincoats advised.Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Meet: The Workhouse, Figart, DunfanaghyCost: €5 No wheelchair access Contact: Sian McCann Telephone: (074) 913 6540 E-mail: workhousedunfanaghy@eircom.netEUROPE DIRECT INFORMATION CENTRE CENTRAL LIBRARY, LETTERKENNYIrish Successes Abroad: a display of 22 large posters describing some of the areas in which the Irish are successful abroad.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27, 2011 Times: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Monday – Wednesday & Friday);1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Thursday) & 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Saturday). Venue: Central Library, Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny FreeFull wheelchair access Contact: Ciara Cunnane Telephone: (074) 912 4950 E-mail: eudirect@donegallibrary.ie22EUROPE DIRECT INFORMATION CENTRE CENTRAL LIBRARY, LETTERKENNYTraditional Irish Herbal Medicine: medical herbalist Sonja Donnellan demonstrates the ancient Irish tradition of using herbs and food as remedies. Sonja will also explain how the European Directive on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products will affect the sale of herbal remedies.Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Venue: Central Library, Oliver Plunkett Road, Letterkenny FreeFull wheelchair access Contact: Ciara Cunnane Telephone: (074) 912 4950 E-mail: eudirect@donegallibrary.ieFORT DUNREE MILITARY MUSEUM, LINSFORT, BUNCRANAEvening of Storytelling and Song: come join us for an evening of Storytelling and song based around Lough Swilly.Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Venue: Fort Dunree Military Museum, Dunree, Linsfort, BuncranaFree Partial wheelchair access Contact: David Magee Telephone: (074) 936 1817 E-mail: dunree@eircom.net23GLEBE HOUSE & GALLERY, CHURCH HILLA wonderful Fair Day which includes craft fair and art sale. Country market, vintage tractors, crop harvesting, music and dance. A fantastic fun family day out in the beautiful grounds of the Glebe House overlooking Loch Gartan. Come and celebrate the best of Donegal.Date: Sunday, August 21, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Venue: Glebe House & Gallery, Church HillFree Partial wheelchair access Contact: Jean Kearney Telephone: (074) 913 7071 E-mail: jeanakearney@yahoo.comGLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKEarly Morning Wildlife Walk & Breakfast: join the nature team for an early morning wildlife walk at 7a.m. with breakfast included.Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011 Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Venue: Glenveagh National Park, Church HillCost: €15 (Booking essential) No wheelchair access Contact: Clare Bromely Telephone: (074) 913 7698 E-mail: glenveagh-education@environ.ie24GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKFree Days at the Park on both ‘Heritage Week’ weekends including free shuttle bus, free castle tour and free nature activities.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & August 27 & Sunday, August 21 & August 28, 2011 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Venue: Glenveagh National Park, Church Hill FreePartial wheelchair access Contact: Tres Connaghan Telephone: (074) 913 7090 Ext. 3608 E-mail: glenveaghbookings@environ.ieGLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKCraft Sales: craft sales at the visitor centreDates: Saturday, August 20 & August 27 & Sunday, August 21 & August 28, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Venue: Visitor Centre, Glenveagh National Park, Church HillFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Tres Connaghan Telephone: (074) 913 7090 Ext. 3609 E-mail: glenveaghbookings@environ.ieGLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKIrish Dancers at the Park: enjoy some traditional Irish dancers perform at the castle.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & August 27 & Sunday, August 21 & August 28, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park, Church HillFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Tres Connaghan Telephone: (074) 913 7090 Ext. 3609 E-mail: glenveaghbookings@environ.ie25GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKTraditional music and dance sessions at Glenveagh Castle.Dates & Times: Saturday, August 20 & August 27: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, August 21 & August 28: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & Wednesday, August 24, 2011: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Venue: Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park, Church Hill Free Full wheelchair accessContact: Tres Connaghan Telephone: (074) 913 7090 Ext. 3609 E-mail: glenveaghbookings@environ.ieGLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKBirds of Prey: a great opportunity to get up close to see birds of prey.Dates & Times: Saturday, August 20 & August 27 & Sunday, August 21 & August 28: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & Wednesday, August 24, 2011: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Venue: Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park, Church HillFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Tres Connaghan Telephone: (074) 913 7090 Ext. 3608 E-mail: glenveaghbookings@environ.ieGLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKMr. Majestic: children’s entertainment at the Park.Dates: Sunday, August 21 & August 28 & Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park, Church HillFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Tres Connaghan Telephone: (074) 913 7090 Ext. 3609 E-mail: glenveaghbookings@environ.ie26GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKFree Family Walks: enjoy a free family guided walk with the Glenveagh National Park’s nature team.Dates: Sunday, August 21 & August 28; Tuesday, August 23; Thursday, August 25 & Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Venue: Glenveagh National Park, Church Hill Free Partial wheelchair access Contact: Clare Bromley Telephone: (074) 913 7698 E-mail: glenveagh-education@environ.ieGLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKNature Centre & Log Cabin: come along and join in with our heritage activities at our new log cabin & in the nature centre at the castle.Dates: Sunday, August 21 & August 28; Tuesday, August 23; Thursday August 25 & Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Venue: Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park, Church Hill Free Partial wheelchair accessContact: Clare Bromley Telephone: (074) 913 7698 E-mail: glenveagh-education@environ.ie27GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKRanger Guided Walk: a ranger guided walk & talk taking the Glen route with a woodlands theme. Not suitable for children.Date: Sunday, August 21, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Venue: Glenveagh National Park, Church HillCost: €5 (Booking essential) No wheelchair access Contact: Tres Connaghan Telephone: (074) 913 7090 Ext. 3609 E-mail: glenveaghbookings@environ.ieGLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKGuided Garden Tours: enjoy a guided tour of our beautiful castle gardens with one of our gardeners at the park.Dates: Tuesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Venue: The Castle Gardens, Glenveagh National Park, Church Hill Free (Booking recommended)Partial wheelchair access Contact: Seán Ó Gaoithin Telephone: (074) 913 7391 E-mail: glenveaghbookings@environ.ie28GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKChildren’s Storytelling: enjoy some storytelling at the castle, suitable for all the family.Dates: Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park, Church HillFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Tres Connaghan Telephone: (074) 913 7090 Ext. 3609 E-mail: glenveaghbookings@environ.ieGLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKFace Painting: come along and get your face painted at the castle, from butterflies to beasties.Dates: Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park, Church HillFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Tres Connaghan Telephone: (074) 913 7090 Ext. 3609 E-mail: glenveaghbookings@environ.ie29GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARKGuided Bus Tour of Gartan Graveyard, Colmcille’s Abbey & The Bed Of Loneliness: the bus for the tour will leave the visitor centre at 2 p.m.Date: Sunday, 28 August 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park, Church HillCost: €5 (Booking essential) Partial wheelchair access Contact: Tres Connaghan Telephone: (074) 913 7090 Ext. 3608 E-mail: glenveaghbookings@environ.ieINVER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CO OPLocal History TalkDate: Sunday, August 21, 2011 Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Venue: Inver Community Centre, InverFree Partial wheelchair access Contact: Michael Mullen Telephone: (074) 973 6512 E-mail: mullenmichael@eircom.net30IRISH LANDMARK TRUSTHeritage Open Day at Termon House: the Irish Landmark Trust rescues and restores Ireland’s built heritage. Come and experience an authentic eighteenth- century house and famine wall. Enjoy a self-guided tour of this restored property, now available as a holiday home.Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: Termon House, Maghery, DungloeFree No wheelchair access Contact: Caroline Crowley Telephone: (01) 670 4733 E-mail: caroline@irishlandmark.comIRISH WHALE & DOLPHIN GROUPFree, guided, land-based whale watch from Dunree Head. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars. There may be a short walk to the final watch site. Sightings are not guaranteed.Date: Sunday, August 21, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Venue: Fort Dunree, Linsfort, BuncranaFree Partial wheelchair access Contact: Lee McDaid Telephone: (087) 983 2045 E-mail: lee.mcdaid@environ.ie31IRISH WILDLIFE TRUSTWild Watch Walk: National Parks & Wildlife Service Rangers Mark Byrne & David Mc Namara will explore the beautiful flora and fauna of Lurgabrack Nature Reserve.Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: Lurgabrack Nature Reserve, Horn Head, DunfanaghyFree (E-mail enquiries@iwt.ie to book your place) No wheelchair access Contact: Joanne PenderTelephone: (01) 860 2839 E-mail: enquiries@iwt.ieJOSEPH & DECLAN BRENNANAchla Grouse Walk: a walk on Achla mountain to view grouse and possibly Golden Eagles and tell tales of Irish mythology and more!Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Venue: Achla Mountain, Shallogans, FintownFree (Booking essential) No wheelchair access Contact: Joseph Brennan Telephone: (087) 699 4381 E-mail: joseph_brennan@eircom.ie32KILCLOONEY DOLMEN CENTREGuided Tour of Kilclooney Megalithic Tombs: guided tour of portal tombs placing megalithic tombs in their archaeological context. Good walking boots required.Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011 Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Venue: Kilclooney Dolmen Centre, Portnoo Road, KilclooneyFree No wheelchair access Contact: Paula Harvey Telephone: (087) 921 4206 E-mail: paulammharvey@hotmail.comKILLYBEGS LIBRARYLife on the Carpet!: short film and talk by Evelyn Cunningham on the history and life of Killybegs Carpet Factory. Light refreshments will be served.Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Venue: Killybegs Library, Bridge Street, KillybegsFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Sylvia Murrin Telephone: (074) 973 2860 E-mail: killybegs@donegallibrary.ie33LEABHARLANN PHOBAIL NA ROSANN / NA ROSA COMMUNITY LIBRARYMusicians of the Rosses: an exhibition of local photographs and newspaper clippings celebrating musicians from The Rosses area.Dates & Times: Saturday, August 20 & August 27: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday, August 23 & Thursday, August 25: 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, August 24 & Friday, August 26, 2011: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Venue: Na Rosa Community Library, Ionad Teampaill Chróine, Dungloe FreeFull wheelchair access Contact: Margaret Sweeney Telephone: (074) 952 2500 E-mail: narosa@donegallibrary.ieMALCOLM MC CLUREFossils & Faults at St. John’s Point: visit fossil-bearing limestone formations along the southern peninsular coast of St. John’s Point. Bring suitable rain and footwear. Be responsible for your own insurance. Level walk over craggy outcrops. Unsuitable for young children.Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Meet: St John’s Point Peninsula: drive along St. John’s Point Peninsula for approximately eight kilometres until you come to the beach.Free No wheelchair access Contact: Malcolm McClure Telephone: (074) 954 1775 E-mail: malcolmmcclure@mac.com34MC GLINCHEY ASSOCIATION, CLONMANYGuided Walk & Talk in Urris, Inishowen: situated between the mountains and the sea, Urris Chapel and its environs are the focal point of this guided walk and talk. The walk will include the Chapel, Davis’ Hall and the 1921 Irish Summer College.Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Meet: St Michael’s Church, Leitir, Urris, ClonmanyFree Partial wheelchair access Contact: Marius Ó hEarcáin Telephone: (086) 267 0503 E-mail: ohearcain@eircom.netMC GLINCHEY ASSOCIATION, CLONMANYWalking Tour of Rasheeny: Trawbreaga Bay, field and farms, the Railway Station, Rasheeny Hall & School are the focus of this guided talk and walk as far as Straths.Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Meet: Rasheeny National School, Rasheeny, ClonmanyFree Partial wheelchair access Contact: Marius Ó hEarcáin Telephone: (086) 267 0503 E-mail: ohearcain@eircom.net35MILFORD COMMUNITY LIBRARYTell Tale: storytelling tales, pavement art and a nature treasure hunt – what more could a child under 12 years of age want? Tales of fairies, giants and much more brought to life by library staff and children sharing together.Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Venue: Milford Community Library, Main Street, MilfordFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Karen Sheehy Telephone: (074) 915 3927 E-mail: milford@donegallibrary.ieMILFORD COMMUNITY LIBRARYDonegal Heritage & Folklore Quiz: a fun quiz on Milford’s and Donegal’s heritage, people, places and events for all ages. Find out what children knew 80 years ago about local folklore with extracts from the 1930s Schools’ Folklore Collection.Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Venue: Milford Community Library, Main Street, MilfordFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Karen Sheehy Telephone: (074) 915 3927 E-mail: milford@donegallibrary.ie36MILFORD COMMUNITY LIBRARYRhymetime: nursery rhymes and songs for pre-school children.Date: Friday, August 26, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Venue: Milford Community Library, Main Street, MilfordFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Karen Sheehy Telephone: (074) 915 3927 E-mail: milford@donegallibrary.ieMILFORD COMMUNITY LIBRARYKids Go Batty: to celebrate 2011 as International Year of the Bat, 2 – 6 year-olds can join in on bat-themed stories, songs and crafts. A great way to introduce young children to one of Ireland’s lesser-known mammals.Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Venue: Milford Community Library, Main Street, MilfordFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Karen Sheehy Telephone: (074) 915 3927 E-mail: milford@donegallibrary.ie37NEWMILLS CORN & FLAX MILLSA Demonstration of Stone-Ground Corn Milling: a traditional demonstration of oat milling using the original shelling stones and millstones powered by one of the largest water wheels in Ireland. Free parking and suitable for children.Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Time: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Venue: Newmills Corn & Flax Mills, NewmillsFree Partial wheelchair access Contact: David Armour Telephone: (074) 912 5115 E-mail: newmills@opw.ieOAKFIELD PARK, RAPHOESteam Sunday: open gardens for all the family. The ‘Duchess of Difflin’ steam locomotive will be running around a beautifully landscaped four-kilometre track. Delightful formal gardens, lakes & woodlands. Bring a picnic and spend the day exploring. Free toilets & car park.Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Venue: Oakfield Park, Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe Cost: €5 (Adult),€3 (Child of 5-15 years). Train ride: €3 (Adult) & €2 (Child) Partial wheelchair access Contact: Lady Heather Robinson Telephone: (074) 917 3068 E-mail: heather@oakfieldpark.com38REGIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE, LETTERKENNY‘Hands-On Art Room’: a free drop-in space where families and people of all ages have the opportunity to find out more about the Locky Morris exhibition and make their own unique artworks.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & Tuesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27, 2011 Times: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday – Friday) &1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Saturday) Venue: Regional Cultural Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny Free Full wheelchair access Contact: Shaun Hannigan Telephone: (074) 912 9186 E-mail: rcc@donegalculture.comREGIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE, LETTERKENNY‘Landmarks’: is a striking community cross-border photographic art project. The photographic exhibition documents the defunct Lough Swilly Railway line that connected Derry & Donegal.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & Tuesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27, 2011 Times: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday – Friday) &1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Saturday) Venue: Regional Cultural Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny Free Full wheelchair access Contact: Shaun Hannigan Telephone: (074) 912 9186 E-mail: rcc@donegalculture.com39REGIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE, LETTERKENNY‘This Then’: exhibition by Derry-based artist Locky Morris, probably best known in Donegal for his large-scale public artworks such as Pole Star in Letterkenny, featuring a great selection of his studio work made over the past three decades. It ranges from the more political works of the late 1980s to the more domestic pieces from recent years.Dates: Saturday, August 20 & Tuesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27, 2011 Times: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday – Friday) & 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Saturday) Venue: Regional Cultural Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny Free Full wheelchair access Contact: Shaun Hannigan Telephone: (074) 912 9186 E-mail: rcc@donegalculture.comROS BÁN WILDLIFE GARDEN, RAPHOEOpen garden given over to wildlife and flora. Display of medicinal plants and wildlife posters. Plenty of flowers and shrubs for gardening enthusiasts.Dates: Sunday, August 21 & August 28, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Venue: Ros Bán Wildlife Garden, Common, RaphoeFree (Charity donation optional) Partial wheelchair access Contact: Ann & Bob Kavanagh Telephone: (074) 914 5336 / (086) 080 5214E-mail: rosbangarden@gmail.com40ST. PATRICK’S PURGATORY, LOUGH DERGDay Retreat: a set programme is offered allowing pilgrims to join in time-honoured prayer forms. Light refreshments are offered on arrival.Dates: Saturday, August 20 – Thursday, August 25, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Venue: St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg, PettigoCost: €30 per person. Group Rates available. Full wheelchair access Contact: Deborah Maxwell Telephone: (071) 986 1518 E-mail: manager@loughderg.orgST. PATRICK’S PURGATORY, LOUGH DERGLiving in the Present: part of the ‘Life’s Journey 2011 Series’, this facilitated workshop will address issues prevalent in modern life and offer words of encouragement.Date: Monday, August 22, 2011 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Venue: St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg, PettigoCost: €30 Full wheelchair access Contact: Deborah Maxwell Telephone: (071) 986 1518 E-mail: manager@loughderg.org41ST. PATRICK’S PURGATORY, LOUGH DERGPure Oxygen Youth Music Festival: this all-night vigil of fantastic bands and great people will be one gig this summer that you won’t want to miss. Line-up of artists to be confirmed.Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011 Time: 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Venue: St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg, PettigoCost: €20/£15 per person Full wheelchair access Contact: Deborah Maxwell Telephone: (071) 986 1518 E-mail: manager@loughderg.org Website: www.loughderg.orgTHE ERRATIC MAKERS, DUNGLOEStory Time by Children’s Writer, Malachy Doyle: the acclaimed children’s writer will be reading from his books including the award-winning ‘Tales of Old Ireland’. Children should be accompanied by a parent or other adult. Suitable for 3 – 10 year-olds.Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Venue: The Erratic Makers Gallery, Arcade, Main Street, DungloeFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Pat Makinson Telephone: (074) 956 2855 E-mail: patmakinson2002@yahoo.co.uk42THE ERRATIC MAKERS, DUNGLOEBasket Making: Alastair Simmons uses homegrown willow to make a variety of baskets in his cottage at the foot of Muckish Mountain. He will be demonstrating his skills in this session.Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: The Erratic Makers Gallery, Arcade, Main Street, DungloeFree Full wheelchair access Contact: Pat Makinson Telephone: (074) 956 2855 E-mail: patmakinson2002@yahoo.co.ukTHE ERRATIC MAKERS, DUNGLOEHand-Knitting Traditional Socks: a master knitter will teach you how to knit a small sock, turning the heel and finishing the toe. Hand-knitting is having a revival. Join in by learning to knit a sock. Materials will be provided as well as a pattern for you to finish in your own time.Date: Friday, August 26, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: The Erratic Makers Gallery, Arcade, Main Street, Dungloe Cost: €10Full wheelchair access Contact: Pat Makinson Telephone: (074) 956 2855 E-mail: patmakinson2002@yahoo.co.uk43ULSTER SCOTS – SCOTS IRISH HERITAGE & EDUCATION CENTRE, MONREAGHGuided Tour of Heritage Centre with an Ulster Scots Flavour: a weekend to re-discover your Ulster Scots heritage and its legacy in the world. A flavour of Ulster Scots including music, poetry, talks and a cookery demonstration on Ulster Scots food.Dates & Times: Saturday, August 20 & August 27: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, August 21 & August 28, 2011: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: Ulster Scots – Scots Irish Heritage & Education Centre, Monreagh, Carrigans Free (Donations welcome) Full wheelchair access Contact: Jacqui Reed Telephone: (074) 914 0708 E-mail: info@monreaghulsterscotscentre@town.ieWEST INISHOWEN HISTORY & HERITAGE GROUPCelebrating the History & Heritage of Lough Swilly & Inishowen: variety of events throughout Heritage Week, tours, talks, demonstrations, exhibitions and music cele- brating the history and heritage of Lough Swilly & Inishowen.Dates & Times: Saturday, August 20 & Sunday, August 21: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Monday, August 22 – Saturday, August 27: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. & Sunday, August 28, 2011: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Venue: Various venues, Buncrana Area & Lough Swilly, InishowenCost: Most events free of charge, concerts may have charge of €5 max. Partial wheelchair access Contact: Marie McLaughlin Telephone: (086) 858 9157 E-mail: glackrow@gmail.com44‘HERITAGE WEEK’ IN COUNTY DERRYASHBROOK HOUSEGuided Tour of Ashbrook House & Grounds: this is a unique opportunity to visit one of the oldest historic houses in the North West, continuously owned and occu- pied by the original family.Date: Monday, August 22, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venue: Ashbrook House, Ardmore Road, Londonderry, County Derry, BT47 3QP Cost: €2 (Under-16s & OAPs free) No wheelchair access Contact: Melanie Cunningham Telephone: (from the Republic of Ireland): (086) 605 6430 (from Northern Ireland): 00 353 86 605 6430 E-mail: mberesfordash@yahoo.comDERRY & RAPHOE DIOCESAN LIBRARYSharing our Story: the conservation team will demonstrate their skills in preserving fragile books and you can learn about the history of this fascinating collection.Date: Monday, August 22, 2011 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Venue: Derry & Raphoe Diocesan Library, Shantallow Branch Library, 92 Racecourse Road, Derry BT48 8DA Free (Advance booking essential)Full wheelchair access Contact: Mary Delargy Telephone: from the Republic of Ireland): (048) 7135 0791 Telephone (from Northern Ireland): (028) 7135 0791E-mail: m.delargy@ulster.ac.uk45EUROPEAN HERITAGE OPEN DAYSIn Northern Ireland, Saturday September 10 & Sunday September 11, 2011 are European Heritage Open Days. More than 200 sites (including private houses, public buildings, gardens, monuments and churches) in Northern Ireland will be open to visitors free of charge. A brochure of events can be obtained from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency on (048) 9054 3022 or consulted on-line at: www.doeni.gov.ukHERITAGE WEEK COMPETITIONSNATIONAL ‘TELL TALE’ STORYTELLING COMPETITIONCelebrate National Heritage Week by taking part in the ‘Tell Tale’ Storytelling Competition! Stories can be fact or fiction and range from a tale or memory about your favourite place, a folk tale re-told or a fictional story about Irish or European heritage. There are two age categories and prizes: Adults (21+) can win a luxuri- ous getaway for two at Kinnitty Castle, County Offaly. Youths (15-20) can win a €300 shopping voucher. The competition opening date is Saturday, August 20 and the closing date is midnight on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. For full terms and conditions, see: www.heritageweek.ie‘NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK’ PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONCelebrate National Heritage Week and take part in the National Heritage Week Photo Competition: To enter all you need to do is submit an image(s) that you think capture(s) a message or aspect about our heritage and provide a brief caption with your photo(s) to the photo competition site: http://pix.ie/group/heritageweek There are several age categories and prizes in the competition including: Adults (21+) with a top prize of a €500 Irish Landmark Trust Weekend Stay voucher; Youths (13-20) with a top prize of a €150 One4All gift voucher; and Juniors (7- 12) with a top prize of a €75 One4All gift voucher. The competition opening date is Saturday, August 20 and the closing date is Tuesday, September 13, 2011. For full terms and conditions, see: www.heritageweek.ie46COUNTY DONEGAL HERITAGE OFFICEThe County Donegal Heritage Office is part of the Cultural Services Division of Donegal County Council. Cultural Services include Archives, Arts, Heritage, Library, Museum, Regional Cultural Centre and Public Art services.If you would like to find out more about County Donegal’s built, cultural and natural heritage, contact:Joseph Gallagher Heritage Officer, County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council, Station Island, Lifford, County Donegal. Telephone: (074) 917 2576 E-mail: heritage@donegalcoco.ie www.donegalcoco.ie/heritageYOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO CO DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK IS RIGHT HERE: was last modified: August 20th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:COMPLETE GUIDEHERITAGE WEEK COUNTY DONEGALlast_img read more