Exhibition and Demonstration Centre
• Seafood Marketing (Northern Ireland Seafood and Bord Iascaigh
Mhara) - cookery demonstrations Friday and Saturday from 12.00 noon
• True North Sub Aqua Club – Diving equipment and safety
techniques. Demonstrations all weekend
• ‘Last of The Name’ exhibition of Patrick Kavanagh’s
original manuscript and the life of Charlie McGlinchey
• Marine Institute exhibition
• ‘Africa Framed’ – Self Help photographic
exhibition on water in Africa
• Gartan Outdoor Education display of seakayaking and other
• Book display of Maritime and Antiquarian books - Michael Herron
• McDonalds Boat-builders exhibit – the rigged Drontheim
• Greencastle Maritime Museum
• Traditional Crafts, including crafts associated with the Sea
• Exhibition on the "Land and Water" columns by O.S.
of The Irish Press
• ‘Tales from the Seven Seas’ an exhibition by Annesley
McGlinchey Summer School Art Exhibition
Artists/Photographers whose work will be displayed
• Colette Herron
• Josephine Kelly
• Marty Kelly
• Sharon McDaid
• John Quigley
• Martin Toland
• Ben Elves (Photography)
• Fionnuala Walsh and others
All events will be held in Clonmany Youth and Community Resource
Centre (unless otherwise stated).
Admission to the following events is €10: Opening Lecture and
Concert; The Henry Girls and Friends; Traditional Concert; 'Big Night'
in Doagh Famine Village; Malin Head Field Trip.
Admission is free to the following: all talks other than Opening
Lecture; Exhibition and Demonstration Centre; Art Exhibition. Exhibitions
are open from 12.00pm Friday until 6.00pm Sunday.
For further information:
telephone. 086 1722978 or 087 2849244 or
074 937 6110
For information on local accommodation, please phone 074 937 4933
Frank McGuinness is a world-renowned playwright with
many successful plays from "The Factory Girls" and "The
Bread Man" to his recent version of "A Doll’s House"
at the Abbey Theatre. A Buncrana man whose mother Celine O’Donnell
was from Maginn Avenue and father Packie McGuinness from Swilly Terrace,
Frank now lives in Dublin and lectures in English in University College
Kevin Doherty, also from Buncrana, is a singer/songwriter
with a number of successful recordings to his name including ‘Sweetwater’
and ‘Strange Weather’. Like the writings of Frank McGuinness,
Kevin’s songs are rooted in Inishowen. "The Songs
seem effortless, Doherty’s singing relaxed and assured…There
is a lovely hazy old fashioned gentleness to this second album."
Joe Breen, Irish Times.
Gerry O’Connor performs with Kevin. Both are
former members of the very successful group ‘Four Men and a
Dog’. Gerry is an innovative banjo and fiddle player with a
successful recording and performance career in the traditional music
world. His latest release is ‘No Place Like Home’.
Paddy Barry, engineer and polar adventurer. Leader
of the current "Northabout" Arctic polar circumnavigation
and previously joint leader of the expedition, which replicated the
famous Shackleton/Crean survival voyage in Antarctic, waters in 1916.
Norman Fullam, Manager of Voluntary Services and
Training at the Irish Coast Guard in Dublin, and previously officer-in-charge,
Malin Head Radio.
Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher T.D. for Donegal
South West and Marine Minister at the Department of Communications,
Marine and Natural Resources.
Don McGlinchey, President Irish Underwater Council
has been diving since 1980 in Irish waters and beyond. His favourite
dive is the S.S. Laurentic off Dunaff Head.
Dr. John Joyce, Communications Manager of The Marine
Institute, is a marine biologist by training. He is author of the
"Captain Cockle" series of children’s books.
Frank Nugent, has participated in Artic and Antarctic
voyages as well as mountaineering expeditions including the first
Irish ascent of Everest 1993. Author of Seek the Frozen Lands –
Irish Polar Explorers 1740-1922.
Anne Murray, Features Editor and Killybegs Correspondent
for the Marine Times.
Peadar Mac Rory is from Letterkenny. He supervised construction of
West and East Inishowen Regional Water Supply Schemes in the mid 1980s.
He has also held posts in Uganda and Ethiopia. Currently responsible
for water and environmental services throughout County Donegal.
Helen Meehan, retired schoolteacher from Mountcharles,
Co. Donegal. Interested in folklore and genealogy and a regular contributor
to Béaloideas and Donegal Historical Society’s Journal.
Mary Murphy, actress and broadcaster, Derry.
Patsy Toland, born in Buncrana and raised in Clonmany,
Patsy has spent over 25 years teaching. He now works full time with
Self Help Development, an African Aid agency who specialize in long-term
sustainable rural development. In his work Patsy has visited
Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and Malawi.
Luke Cheevers is from Ringsend, Dublin, by profession
a transparent wall maintenance engineer (window cleaner!). Luke was
one of the founding members of the Goilin Singers Club in Dublin.
He is very happy to be in Clonmany again and delighted to share some
Dublin songs and wit with all and sundry.
Derek Williamson is from Glasgow and now lives in
SW Donegal. A favourite at previous events, Derek will perform with
Grace Toland on Friday night.
Brian Porter is a local singer who has performed
the ‘pub’ circuit extensively. With many local songs he
will be a great addition to the Traditional concert on Friday night.
Grace Toland. Now living in Co.Wicklow, Grace's repertoire and singing
style has firm roots in Clonmany and the songs of the area. Along
with her husband Brian Doyle, she is immersed in the singing events
in Clonmany, Dublin and at many international folk/singing festivals.
Paddy Delaney is a native of Tipperary Town, and
has been in Malin Head for 35 years. He is Station Manager of the
Synoptic Weather facility there.
Ali Farren is from Slievebawn, Malin Head. His antecedents
gathered weather data before the Met Station was built in 1955.
Philip McDonald is a member of the well-known boat
building family from Greencastle. Currently (with his brother and
cousin), he maintains the boatbuilding traditions of the McDonald
family who emigrated from Scotland in 1750.