Launch of 'Donegal's Farming Heritage' Booklet
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Donegal County Museum,
High Road, Letterkenny,
As part of the implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan, a free booklet entitled ‘Donegal’s Farming Heritage’ has been prepared by Dr. Jonathan Bell & Mr. Mervyn Watson. The booklet is based on an audit of heritage objects associated with farming and fishing in County Donegal commissioned by the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council and The Heritage Council. The booklet highlights the hand-held implements (such as spades, loys, rakes, sickles and flails) and horse-operated implements (such as swing ploughs, drill ploughs, harrows, seed drills, reaping machines and threshing machines) used in farming in the county. The mechanisation of agriculture and the conservation of Donegal’s farming heritage are also addressed.
The booklet is illustrated with historical and modern photographs from around the county and includes a glossary of selected farming heritage objects and practices. If you would like to attend the launch, please contact the Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny on (074) 912 4613 or by e-mail at: email@example.com