Last chance to have your say on County’s heritage plan

The public consultation period for the new County Donegal Heritage Plan comes to an end on Tuesday, January 31. Donegal County Council and the County Donegal Heritage Forum would like to hear what heritage priorities or actions you would like to see included in the new five-year plan. There are a number of ways in […]

SPAB Recognition for Ramelton Historic Towns Initiative

The Ramelton Historic Towns Initiative was one of three projects from Ireland and Britain to be shortlisted for the Sustainable Heritage Award at the inaugural Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings [SPAB] Heritage Awards. Attended by over 230 people in person and a further 500 people online, the event was held on Thursday, November […]

Ramelton project up for heritage award

RAMELTON Historic Towns Initiative has been shortlisted for the Sustainable Heritage Award in the S.P.A.B. Heritage Awards 2022. The S.P.A.B. announced a shortlist of 28 of the best built heritage projects and craftspeople from across the UK and Ireland. The Ramelton Historic Towns Initiative was designed to help transform the historic centre of the beautiful […]

Historic mural unveiled on Letterkenny’s Church Lane

Standing at the doorway of her home, she shyly looks down the street, her gaze directed to the man taking a photograph that will become an iconic one in the history and heritage of Letterkenny. The photographer, Robert French, is capturing an image of an individual on a cart led by a horse making its […]

Architecture without architects in Donegal

Rope-thatched farmhouse near Crolly in west Donegal with adjoining byre and accommodation above. The dresser set against the back wall of the kitchen is visible inside the front door. An ‘Upper Room’ with a Welsh-slate roof is visible behind the main hearth. This image taken by Robert John Welch in the late nineteenth or early […]

Free Church Lane built heritage walk this Friday

AS PART of ‘Culture Night, the County Donegal Heritage Office will be hosting a built heritage walk along Church Lane in Letterkenny on Friday with Colm Murray, Architecture Officer with The Heritage Council.

€34,500 for Letterkenny Heritage projects

FOUR projects in the Letterkenny Electoral Area are to receive €34,500 in funding under the Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme that aims to conserve and repair protected structures.