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The Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend
Fri 12th October - Sun 14th October 2018

 

Donegal G.A.P. Heritage and History

 

Remembering the 430th Anniversary of the Spanish Armada

Lectures • Film • Theatre • Field Trip

 

Friday 12th October

Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara

7.30pm: Official Opening of the 2018 Warp and Weft Weekend & Wine Reception

Éalú as Éirinn documentary

Éalú as Éirinn

8.00pm: Dr. Antaine Ó Donnaile (Macha Media): “Éalú as Éirinn”
A documentary about Spanish Armada captain Francisco de Cuéllar who was shipwrecked off the Sligo coast in September 1588.
Filmed in Glencolmbkille (TG4 documentary, 2017)

For further details see “How to take part” below

 

 

Saturday 13th October

Glenties Market Hall, Glenties

Muiris O Suilleabhain

Dr. Muiris O’Sullivan

9.15am – 9.45am: Registration

10.00am – 10.40am: Dr. Muiris O’Sullivan (School of Archaeology, UCD): “Ireland and the Atlantic Seaways Through Time”

10.40am – 11.20am: Paula Harvey (Ardara GAP Heritage and History Group): “Preparing for War: Planning, Provisioning and the Policies of Philip II”

11.20am – 12 noon: Tea / coffee

Karl Brady

Karl Brady

12 noon – 12.40pm: Karl Brady (Underwater Unit, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht): “History, Folklore and Archaeology: Evidence for Armada Wrecks lost off Donegal”

12.40pm – 1.20pm: Dr. Robert Curran: “Tall Ships and Tall Tales? Stories from the Spanish Armada”

1.20pm – 2.30pm: Lunch

2.30pm – 3.10pm: Tómas Brogan (Oireas Historical Services): “Spanish Armada Silk and Steel”

3.30pm – 5.00pm: Oireas Historical Services and others: Sixteenth Century Historic Reenactment and Demonstrations

For further details see “How to take part” below

 

 

Event: A Wine Goose Chase with Susan Boyle
Dawros Bay Hotel, Rosbeg

Susan Boyle - A Wine Goose ChaseSusan Boyle loves wine. What’s more she knows what she’s drinking and talking about. She’s got 2,000 years of Irish wine history to back her up! So, sit back, let her pour you a glass while she takes you on a trip with the tenacious Irish people who transformed the wine and hear about how it has connected our island to the continent for hundreds of years. This one-woman theatrical performance fuses interactive wine tasting with storytelling in the intimate setting of Dawros Bay House, a stone’s throw from the Santa Ana Duquesa wreck.
Audience members will have the opportunity to put their senses to use and hopefully leave with a new insight into the Spanish Armada and a drink that has been part of Ireland’s history for much longer than we might think.

Limited places. Pre-booking essential.
See “How to take part” below for details.
For more information visit awinegoosechase.com

 

 

Sunday 14th October

Glenties Market Hall, Glenties

9.15am – 9.45am: Registration

10.00am – 10.40am: Paul Murray: “Alonso Martinez de Leiva in Donegal and Related Correspondence before and after the Armada”

10.40am – 11.20am: Dr. Francis Kelly (UCC): “Renegades and Rebels: Survivors of the Spanish Armada in the Northwest”

11.20am – 12 noon: Tea / coffee

12 noon – 12.40pm: Dr. Declan Downey (Royal Academy of History, Madrid and University College Dublin, School of History): “Irishmen in the Armada of 1588, and Tir Chonaill’s subsequent significance in Spanish diplomatic, military and naval strategy from 1592 onwards”

Fionnbarr Moore

Fionnbarr Moore

12.40pm – 1.20pm: Fionnbarr Moore (Underwater Unit, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht): Mapping and Investigation of Armada wrecks around the coast of Ireland: an overview

1.30pm – 2.30pm: Lunch

2.45pm – 4.30pm: Field trip by bus around Rosbeg and Kiltoorish area

 

 

How to take part!

Friday: 7.30pm: Official Opening of the 2018 Warp and Weft weekend, documentary screening and wine reception
Cost: €10 – pay at the door or on Eventbrite

Saturday: Heritage and History Talks in Glenties Market Hall
Cost: €10 for a day pass – pay at the door or through Eventbrite

Saturday evening: “Wine Goose Chase” at Dawros Bay Hotel
Pre-booking by Wednesday 10th October as places are limited
Cost: €20 and includes wine tasting
Please contact ardaraheritagehistory@gmail.com or book through Eventbrite to reserve your place

Dawros Bay Hotel will also have themed tapas available on the night at an additional cost of €15

Sunday: Heritage and History Talks
Cost: €10 for a day pass – pay at the door

Sunday: Field trip by bus to archaeological sites in Rosbeg and Kiltoorish areas – departing Glenties Market Hall after lunch.
Prebooking by Wednesday 10th October as places are limited
Please contact ardaraheritagehistory@gmail.com or book through Eventbrite to reserve your place

 

 

Contact:  087 9214206  ardaraheritagehistory@gmail.com
www.donegalgapheritage.ie

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