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Hands of History Celebration Event - “Reflection and Beyond”

Hands of History Celebration Event


“Reflection and Beyond”


(One Donegal, Many Pasts, One Future)


The Hands of History Project will be hosting a Celebration Event to create awareness of the good works that both the project and the community of CountyDonegal have been involved in. A section of the event will also look at feedback from the attendance on the decade of commemoration with a view to future projects and events. This will be held in;


Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny from 9.30am until 3.30pm on the 17th of September 2014


This Celebration Event is open to all the community as it involves a wide range of speakers and performances in movie, drama and music.


Guest Speakers include;

Pat Colgan, Chief Executive for Special EU Programmes Body

Paddy Doherty, Donegal PEACE III Partnership Secretary

Dr. John O’Callaghan, speaking on “Commemoration of Revolutionary Ireland”

Dr. Duncan Morrow, speaking on “Commemorations and re-humanising the past”


Additional music written and performed by Tracey McRory, Short film and speaking by John D Ruddy, and Drama by Jonathan Burgess and Blue Eagle Production. 


The celebration event is FREE however please registration is essential your place by email to . The reason for registration is that refreshments/lunch will be provided.


The Hands of History project is being led by Donegal County Council and managed by Inishowen Development Partnership, under the auspices of the Donegal CDB Peace and Reconciliation Partnership.  It explores a Donegal with many pasts and aims to work towards one shared future which will create strong peace and reconciliation impacts for those participating in the project.  This project is supported by the Special European Union’s European Regional Development Fund, through the EU programme for Peace and Reconciliation and is managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council. 


The Hands of History Project is designed to provide an opportunity to learn lessons from the past and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future.  It seeks to ensure that various aspects of Donegal and the Island of Ireland’s history are covered during the project activities throughout 2014. This innovative programme explores how we remember key events in our history, developing an understanding of how these events were experienced by different communities within the County and how these historical legacies have contributed to relationships today. This involves challenging attitudes, sharing perspectives and developing greater levels of trust and tolerance by exploring and debating these legacies through workshops, conferences, theatre and exhibitions and will target all the key target groups of the PEACE III Programme.



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