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Heritage Seminars scheduled for Foyle and Carlingford

The Loughs Agency has organised two interesting seminars for later this month.  The topics are around the theme of maritime heritage and there is an interesting blend of subjects.  Participation is free of charge to participants, however tickets must be obtained through Eventbrite (see links below).

The events will start off with tea/coffee on arrival with a mid-morning break and departure before lunchtime.

Foyle Maritime Seminar

The event will take place in Greencastle Golf Club on Friday 22nd November (09.30-12.30)

  • Patrick Fitzgerald, a professional historian with a long career in researching genealogy and uncovering the story of migration through the centuries, will take us on a journey of migration through the Foyle and Carlingford loughs.
  • Gerald Crawford, former Secretary of the Foyle Fisheries Commission will tell the story of commercial salmon fishing across two decades Fishing for Salmon in the Foyle.
  • Retired Mariner, Seamus Bovaird will be presenting on Paddle Steamers on Lough Foyle.
  • Edward Montgomery, Secretary of The Honourable The Irish Society will speak about the Society and the Foyle Fisheries.
  • Finally, Wes Forsythe, a career archaeologist with an interest in the Foyle area will presenting on Salt and the Sea.

Click here to obtain ticket(s). 

 

Carlingford Maritime Seminar

The event will take place in Carlingford Marina on Friday 29th November (09.30:12.30).

  • Patrick Fitzgerald, a professional historian with a long career in researching genealogy and uncovering the story of migration through the centuries, will take us on a journey of migration through the Foyle and Carlingford loughs.
  • Brendan McSherry, the county Heritage Officer with a passionate awareness of Carlingford Lough, its shores, hinterland and communities will present on Carlingford Lough, a barrier or a highway?
  • Kirstin Lemon, geologist by profession with a broader intent to inform communities about their geology and the influence on their culture will speak about Mountains, Myths and Maritime: a UNESCO Global Geopark in Mourne Gullion Strangford.
  • Finally, Liam Campbell, a researcher with an intense interest in exploring the development of cultures within distinct catchments, will present on the Culture of the Catchment – Source to Sea.

Click here to obtain ticket(s). 

 

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