The County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council in partnership with the County Donegal Heritage Forum has secured €27,288 in matching funds from The Heritage Council for the implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan in 2017.
The Heritage Plan actions for which funding has been secured are:
♣ Traditional Shopfronts Seminar in partnership with Letterkenny ‘Tidy Towns’ Committee (Action 2.4) that will provide advice from a range of specialists on the preservation and conservation traditional shopfronts and vernacular signage.
♣ Oral History Training Workshop (Action 4.9) to provide advice and training to community groups and individuals who are recording local history.
♣ Study of Lime Kilns in County Donegal (Action 5.5) to investigate their distribution; identify their forms, components and construction; develop a typology; document specific case studies; and suggest possible conservation measures.
♣ ‘Conservation without Frontiers’ Cross-Border Built Heritage Summer School in association with Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, Irish Georgian Society & Derry City & Strabane District Council from Wednesday, June 7 to Saturday, June 10, 2017 (Actions 4.5 & 2.1) to explore, discuss and debate issues relating to our shared architectural and cultural heritage.
♣ A free booklet on the 1930s Schools’ Folklore Collection in County Donegal to be published as part of ‘Donegal Heritage Series’ (Actions 4.1 & 3.7).
The County Donegal Heritage Forum is a committee of Donegal County Council that takes a partnership approach to the implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan.
The following sectors are represented on the County Donegal Heritage Forum: local government, local development, state agencies, heritage organisations/groups, educational institutions, farming/landowner representatives and the community/voluntary sector.
If you would like to find out more about these heritage initiatives, check out the County Donegal Heritage Office website at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage or telephone (074) 917 2576.