LEADING Irish genealogist
Jennifer McLaughlin-Doherty is calling on members of the
rural community in Inishowen (both men & women) to
attend this week’s ‘introductory session’ of a new
storytelling project which focuses on the history of
farming in the peninsula.
The first session of the new project will be led by
Jennifer this Thursday, 29 September, from 7pm - 9pm.
This is part of a wider series of eight free
storytelling nights taking place in the Men’s Shed
premises on the Moville Road, Carndonagh during the
autumn and winter months.
Fair Day in Carndonagh
A founding member of
Clonmany Genealogy, Jennifer has over 25 years’
experience in all areas of Irish family history and
heritage. This includes being commissioned by Donegal
County Council and RTÉ for various historical projects
and programmes. She is also an editor of four novels on
the Irish social history of the 1800s and has been a
keynote speaker at several genealogy conferences in
Ireland, the UK and the USA.
Jennifer says it is important for members of the rural
community to attend the first introductory evening
taking place this week as the wider themes for the
remaining seven storytelling sessions will be discussed
and agreed upon by the attendees on the night. These
themes may include the history of the Fair Days,
Carndonagh Mart or the Inishowen Agricultural Show.
Farming at Malin Head
Deborah Shiels, Project
Co-ordinator of the new farming history project at the
Men’s Shed Carn said: "We've already had a great
response to our new project, including from a number of
older members of our community who have been in touch to
say that they’re really looking forward to participating
in the storytelling nights."
For further information on the project email
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Deborah Shiels on