Heritage Week will run from the 23rd to the 31st of August and is an initiative by the Heritage Council of Ireland. The aim is to create awareness about our history, culture and heritage, therefore contributing to its conservation and preservation. In Co. Donegal; National Parks, Museums, Galleries and Heritage sites are rated as the most popular tourist attractions in the County. This is a unique opportunity to experience and learn about Donegal’s wonderful past, and its people. This is a short snippet of some of the events taking place:
The Evil Eye Festival
Immerse yourself in the land of yore and watch the mythological story of Balor the Evil Eye and his grandson Lúgh Lámhfhada come to life through large scale puppetry, drama and dance.
23rd and 24th of August. Cloughaneely. Falcarragh, Co. Donegal.
Old Church Visitor Centre
Learn of the Legends of the Tuatha De Danann Race of Gods & Warriors in Irish Folklore in our exciting, interactive New Visitor Centre. A fabulous day out for all the family.
23rd – 31st of August. An Grianan Hotel Donegal.
An opportunity to see the conservation work of the Irish Landmark Trust. Enjoy a self-guided tour of this restored C18th land agent’s house now available as holiday accommodation.
24th Aug. Maghery, Co. Donegal
Traditional Irish Music & Song in the Castle Orangerie. Come along and join the craic!
23rd – 31st August.
Burtonport Railway Exhibition
Exhibition: Photographs, documents and artefacts relating to the Letterkenny & Burtonport Extension Railway (1903-40), are focusing on the line from Burtonport to Crolly.
23rd-31st Aug. Burtonport.
Traditional Homes in the Donegal landscape
An illustrated presentation on the vernacular architecture of County Donegal by Greg Stevenson & Joseph Gallagher, authors of the ‘Traditional Cottages of County Donegal’ book.
25th of Aug, Donegal County Museum.
For the full line up of events please visit Heritage Week