Monday, 24 August 2015

Invitation to Famine walk in Ballyshannon Sunday 30th August

The Paupers' graveyard was located in the field behind the tower at St. Anne's church

Remembering our Famine dead in Ballyshannon

On Sunday 30th August at 2.15 p.m. a local history walk will make the journey from Ballyshannon Workhouse to the Pauper’s Graveyard in the town. This workhouse served large areas in County Fermanagh extending from Belleek to Churchill. It also served areas in Kinlough and Tullaghan in County Leitrim and areas in County Donegal extending to
Bundoran, Ballyshannon, Rossnowlagh, Cashelard and Clyhore. Guides for the walk will be Anthony Begley, local historian, and Waylon Gary White Deer and Máire Nic Fhearraigh of the Afri-Choctaw Landscape project. This Heritage week event has been organised by Ballyshannon Regeneration Group and all are welcome to meet at the Orphan Girls’ Memorial at the Workhouse.

A  Local History Book suitable for those at Home and Away

"Ballyshannon. Genealogy and History" reveals newly researched history and genealogy of the town, extending as far as the Rossnowlagh, Cashelard, Corlea, Clyhore, Higginstown and Finner areas. Includes the parishes of Kilbarron and Magh Ene. It contains the full story of  The Green Lady which  was recently performed in Ballyshannon  to great acclaim. The genealogy material provides detailed guidelines for anyone tracing their roots in the area or anywhere in County Donegal or Ireland. The book contains 500 pages and is richly illustrated with stunning colour, aerial photography, original illustrations and rare photographs of the area not seen before. Available in Novel Idea, Museum and Local Hands in Ballyshannon and 4 Masters Bookshop Donegal Town.

Also available from Anthony Begley for postal enquiries email

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