LANDS OF EOGHAIN, HERITAGE COUNCIL AWARD

Congratulations to the Lands of Eogain Heritage group who have been awarded a grant by the The Heritage Council of Ireland for 2017.

The Heritage Council have announced funding for 196 heritage projects across Ireland under its 2017 Community Heritage Grants Scheme.The Lands of Eogain Heritage group, based in Inishowen, Co. Donegal, have secured one of these grants.

Lands of Eogain (LOE) is an Inishowen-wide Heritage group that aims to raise awareness and appreciation of Heritage in Inishowen by collaborating with local experts and international groups.
The Lands of Eoghain Heritage group have been involved with Newcastle University and  local groups in recent digs and research at the Cooley Graveyard monastic settlement in the Moville area as well as heritage and historical seminars in Inishowen.

The aims of the group are to provide training opportunities, develop and deliver projects and promote Inishowen as a significant heritage tourist destination.

In relation to the application submitted to the Heritage Council, LOE members stated that;
‘’The focus of the project is to raise awareness of the unique and pivotal role of female historians and folklore archivists in the documentation of the heritage of Inishowen’’