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Rural storytelling in Inishowen 28.09.22

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 mens.shed.carn@gmail.com or phone Deborah Shiels on 083 8422088.
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