Co. Donegal Historical Society

Donegal Historical Society - Field Days


Each summer the Society organizes visits to places of historic interest throughout Co. Donegal. These Field Days are led by local historians and provide a unique insight into our county's history and folklore. They are very popular events in the annual calendar and attract members and non-members.

In 2006 we had over 100 at a Field Day in Ballyshannon, one of the largest attendances ever!

They are a great opportunity to acquire knowledge of the locality, thus gaining new friends in doing so. Such days are for members of the Society and their invited guests.

No need to book just come along on the day.

Sun. June 14th - Fanad (Harry Blaney), Church of Ireland car park at 3pm Visiting graves of Fr. John Gallagher and Neil Blaney Moross Castle Sun. July 19th - Carrigart (P.J. Boyce), The Square, Carrigart at 3pm Visiting Manorvaughan House, Old Meevagh Churchyard, Shuggling stone at Lackagh and Church of Ireland Sun. August 9th - Portnoo (Paula Harvey), The Dolmen Centre at 3pm Visiting the Kilclooney Megalithic Tombs, Portnoo Sun. August 30th - Derry (Dr. William Kelly), Bishop's Gate at 3pm Visiting the Historical areas of the Plantation City of Derry


Some Previous Events


Wardstown Castle 3rd Sept. 2006

Guide: Anthony Begley


Carrickabraghy Castle, Inishowen 6th Aug.

Guide: Conall Byrne (RIP)


Holy Cross Abbey

En route to Kinsale during the 2006 Coach Outing


Kinsale Battle Site, 2006

Guide: Eugene Gillan