Ballyshannon Famine Orphan Memorial

20 August 2023

175th Anniversary of departure from Ballyshannon

As part of Heritage Week 2023, local historian Anthony Begley will be our guide for a memorial event to mark the 175th anniversary of 19 girls from Ballyshannon, Belleek and Kinlough areas shipped from Ballyshannon Workhouse to Australia in 1848 and how they survived.

Meet at the Memorial beside Ballyshannon Workhouse, West Rock Ballyshannon Co. Donegal F94 AC61

Sunday 20 August, 3pm – 5pm

Launch of Donegal Annual 2023

19 August 2023

The Society is delighted to announce that Dr. Joe Mullholland, Founding Director MacGill Summer will host the launch of our new volume of the Donegal Annual 2023.

The event will be free to attend and will be held at the MacGill Summer School, Highlands Hotel, Glenties, Co. Donegal on Saturday 19 August 2023 at 4 pm

This will be our 75th volume of the Donegal Annual which we have published since our foundation in 1946.