Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter to celebrate 100 years of heritage

first_imgTo mark Heritage Week from 20 – 28 August, Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter will host a series of events for people of all ages on Saturday 20th and 27th August.The Heritage Council’s annual celebration marks Ireland’s built, natural and cultural heritage and this year’s Heritage Week theme is exploring 100 Years of Heritage, taking a journey back through one hundred years of Ireland and discovering the lives of those who came before us. Opening up Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter celebrations on Saturday 20th August is the Cathedral Quarter Heritage Treasure Hunt. Registration takes places at 6pm in Dillon’s Hotel, Letterkenny, with the family event running from 6.30 – 8.00pm. Cost for adults is €5 and €3 for children.Following the first event, the Cathedral Quarter will host a special outdoor event on Saturday, 27th August. People of all ages will be invited to step back in time with ‘100 Years of Style, Music and Food’. Running from 11am on the Church Lane, there will also be an outdoor play which is written and directed by local man Paul McCollum. Entitled ‘Dublin France 1916’, the play celebrates people and place and highlights links between the Cathedral Quarter and parallel events in France and Dublin in 1916.The talented team at G&G Hair and Beauty salon on the Church Lane will showcase 100 years of fashion and local chef Angelo Cervi, Street Food Artisan will present 100 years of Irish food and serve up tasty alternative food while promoting local artisan brands. There will also be live music from local and emerging artists. Inviting people across the county to come along for the Heritage Week celebrations, Donnan Harvey, Cathedral Quarter secretary said: “We’re very excited to be marking Heritage Week in our own way. It’s a week-long celebration throughout Ireland and we’re delighted to be hosting events on Saturday 20th and 27th. We’re really looking forward to Paul McCollum’s play ‘Dublin France 1916’ and the added family events like the Cathedral Quarter Heritage Treasure Hunt and fashion show are a great way to get young people involved and to remind them of their heritage.The theme is about taking a journey back through time and that’s exactly what we’re trying to achieve. We hope to see a great turnout and if anyone would like to get involved, just get in touch with the committee.For more information and to get involved with the Cathedral Quarter Heritage Week celebrations, contact Donnan Harvey on 086 345 2457 or Amanda Clarke on 086 344 3416 or visit the Save the Church Lane Facebook page.Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter to celebrate 100 years of heritage was last modified: August 10th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalHeritage Weekletterkennyletterkenny cathedral quarterlast_img

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