Please find below, details of the upcoming Hands of History Seminar Series. This exciting series will feature a number of historical talks in schools and public venues in each electoral area and begins next Wednesday 23rd October.
The Rising, War of Independence and the Civil War in Donegal is being delivered by The Junction in Derry and will look at events in Ireland and particularly Donegal from 1912 – 1922 and will explore how we can use the lessons learned from the past to try and create a brighter future for all.
The First World War and its impact on Donegal is being delivered by Inishowen Development Partnership and will focus on the involvement of people from Donegal in World War I and looking at their personal stories as well as a broad overview of the events of World War I. This seminar also makes use of DVD footage and music to enhance the experience.
Our Shared Social History is being delivered by The History Links Project and will examine what is meant by Social History and how it can be collected and preserved as well as looking at some Social History case studies specifically set in Donegal e.g. Agriculture, Fishing, Migration, Traditions etc. These seminars make use of various video clips, oral histories, music and extracts from books.
If you are interested in attending one or even all three of these fascinating seminars, check out where they are on near you and if you can’t make it to the one in your area, there’s the opportunity to catch it in another area! If you know of anyone that might be interested, please feel free to pass on. It is advisable to check with venues for last minute changes.
Donegal Electoral Area:
23/10/2013 The Rising, War of Independence and Civil War in Donegal – Bundoran Library, Bundoran – 7.00pm
24/10/2013 The Impact of World War I on Donegal – Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town – 7.00pm
06/11/2013 Shared Social History – Donegal Town Family Resource Centre – 7.00pm
Letterkenny Electoral Area:
24/10/2013 The Rising, War of Independence and Civil War in Donegal – Central Library, Letterkenny – 6.30pm
05/11/2013 Shared Social History – Cara House, Letterkenny – 7.00pm
20/11/2013 The Impact of World War I on Donegal – Donegal Sports Partnership, Letterkenny – 7.00pm
Inishowen Electoral Area:
31/10/2013 The Rising, War of Independence and Civil War in Donegal – Moville Library, Moville – 7.00pm
06/11/2013 The Rising, War of Independence and Civil War in Donegal – Buncrana Library, Buncrana – 6.30pm
07/11/2013 Shared Social History – Moville Family Resource Centre – 12.00pm
14/11/2013 The Impact of World War I on Donegal – The Exchange, Buncrana – 7.00pm
Glenties Electoral Area:
06/11/2013 Shared Social History – Pobal Le Cheile, Falcarragh – 12.00pm
13/11/2013 The Rising, War of Independence and Civil War in Donegal – Dunfanaghy Family Resource Centre – 7.00pm
21/11/2013 The Impact of World War I on Donegal – Glenties Community Centre – 7.00pm
Stranorlar Electoral Area:
01/11/2013 The Rising, War of Independence and Civil War in Donegal – Volt House, Raphoe – 7.00pm
04/11/2013 Shared Social History – St Johnston Family Resource Centre – 7.00pm
06/11/2013 The Impact of World War I on Donegal – Raphoe Resource Centre – 7.00pm