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25/08/2014 - Remembering Our Past Sharing Our Future

Donegal County Council Library Service is holding a series of history lectures across the county. The lectures entitled ‘Remembering Our Past Sharing Our Future’ and are based on the theme Ireland & Donegal in the revolutionary era 1912 – 1923.


The lectures will be delivered by Dr John O’Callaghan from St Angela’s College, Sligo. Dr O’ Callaghan's thesis concentrated on the 1912-1923 period and his teaching, research and publications concentrate on the revolutionary period and its commemoration. In his talk he will illustrate how key contentious events in that period were experienced by different communities and how they served as a starting point for the legacies that have contributed to latter-day relationships.


The lectures will be held in:


  • Ballybofey Community Library on Tuesday the 26th of August at 6.00pm (074 9175384)
  • Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair on Wednesday the 27th of August at 6.00pm (074 9560862)
  • Carndonagh Community Library on Thursday the 28th of August at 7.00pm. (074 9373701)
  • Central Library, Letterkenny on Wednesday the 3rd of September at 7.00pm (074 9124950)
  • Bundoran Community Library on Thursday the 4th of September at 7.00pm. (071 9829665)


The events are free of charge and refreshments will be served. The event will also include a musical interlude with music from the era. Booking is essential at the phone numbers above.


For further information please contact Donna Quinn at


This project is funded by the Hands of History Project which is supported by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.




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