Received via email from Caroline Carr
Donegal County Museum
15 August 2012

Below are details of some of the free events we have on during this forthcoming Heritage Week.

Saturday 18th August – Historic Donegal Battlefields Sites – Talk and Demonstration

Donegal County Museum in association with National Heritage Week presents a unique opportunity to learn about the battlefields of County Donegal including the Battle of Scarrifholis on Saturday 18th August at 2pm. There will also be a display of military equipment and weaponry. All provided by Oireas Historical Services. Admission is free and young and old are welcome.

Contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal – T 074 9124613.

Wednesday 22nd August – Making Butter in the County Museum

Donegal County Museum in association with National Heritage Week invites you to join Seamus & Tessie Harkin at 1pm on Wednesday 22nd August to learn about traditional butter making and to hear stories and traditions associated with it. At the end of the demonstration, you will be able to try the country butter on Tessie’s homemade brown bread. Admission is free and young and old are welcome.

Contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal – T 074 9124613.

Olympics 1900 – 2012

Currently on display in the Donegal County Museum is an exhibition of Olympic Games posters and related memorabilia, from 1900 right up to this year’s London Olympics. This exhibition draws on Paul Foley’s Olympic poster and memorabilia collection. This diverse collection of images includes official posters for the football tournament held in the summer games. The posters broad popular appeal and ability to relay messages through eye-catching and memorable imagery means that many of them are now prized souvenirs or collectable works of art and design. Admission is free and young and old are welcome.

Contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal – T 074 9124613.

Until End of September – ‘Walking the Colours’ Exhibition

Donegal County Museum is hosting the exhibition ‘Walking the Colours’ in association with the Causeway Museum Service until the end of September. The exhibition looks at the origins of parades, marches and processions and at the organisations that ‘Walk the Colours’. It will include items from The Ancient Order of Hibernians, The Freemasons, The Orange Order, Irish National Foresters and others. It considers civic, sports, remembrance and honor parades. The Project is funded under the European Union’s PEACE III Programme and is managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the North East. Admission is free and young and old are welcome.

Contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal – T 074 9124613.

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