Tuesday, 17 February 2015

St Patrick's Day 2015

Inishowen is not unlike any other part of Ireland in its celebration of the national saints’ day. This should not come as a surprise to anyone since Inishowen has had strong links with Saint Patrick within folklore and legend*.  Places within the Peninsula such as Aileach, Carndonagh, Carrowmore and Moville to name a few, all have a story to tell in regards to Patrick as he travelled across the ‘Isle of Eoghain’ spreading his message.

Moville Parade

So it is not surprising that even till today his memory is kept alive by the local people of the peninsula. All over the peninsula there are many community based parades and activities for all the family and age groups. Thousands of locals and visitors alike participated in both Moville and Buncrana events last year. Parades this year (2015) will focus on generating a vibrant atmosphere. Music, parades and street performers will entertain the crowds creating memorable experiences for all.

 Buncrana Festival

No matter if you are a local or a visitor to the Peninsula please feel free to come along and enjoy the festivities at Moville or Buncrana this year. You will be made very welcome!

* Note: if anyone is interested below are some books that capture some of the myths, legends and historical sites of the     area which are available from the Carndonagh Library.

Our Inishowen Heritage – Brian Bonner
Romantic Inishowen – Harry Swan
The Heritage of Inishowen- Mabel Colhoun 

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