Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Lots of Local History at Allingham Festival

Local History at the Allingham Festival
 The Allingham festival commences Thursday 8th November and runs until Sunday with a host of nationally known personalities, poetry, debate, art, music, puppet show, street and pub performances, crafts and entertainment. The oldest town in Ireland will show its rich history in a number of local events.Thursday 8th November, a talk entitled “40 Shades of Ballyshannon” in the Abbey Centre at 8.30 p.m., on Friday an exhibition of old books, newspapers and memorabilia  of Ballyshannon opens in The Imperial Hotel for the week-end, Saturday sees another popular local history walk around the town commencing at the Abbey Centre at 2 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. Tommy Graham of History Ireland will host a lively discussion with audience participation on the Erne Hydro-Electric Scheme and the Border in the Abbey Centre at 6 p.m. Sunday sees the popular Ballytour meeting at the Thatch at 2 p.m. and An Allingham tribute in St. Anne’s Church will include a talk entitled “ Allingham the Norwegian Connection” at 7 p.m. The full programme is available locally or on www.allinghamfestival.com

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