Donegal County Museum


'A Vanished World – the Landed Gentry of Donegal’

6.00pm – 10.00pm
Curated by Donegal County Council’s Museum and Archives Services in association with the Heritage Office, this exhibition explores the world of the landed gentry in Donegal in the decades before the foundation of the State. From the social whirl of parties to the management of lands and gardens, the exhibition tells the stories of those who lived and worked in the vanished world of Donegal’s big houses.



‘A Trek Through Time’

6.00pm – 10.00pm

Themes of the Schools, Maps & Plans exhibition : 19th- 20th centuries, Arts in the Archives: Art, Music & Literature. War of Independence in South Donegal 1918 – 1923. The Railway in County Donegal, 19th- 20th centuries. Emigration from the county, Workhouses in County Donegal 1840 – 1922, Ladies of the Big House, The Donegal Grand Jury: 1750s – 1899,  Elections  & Electorate: 1880 – 1960s. Exotic and Eccentric Donegal, 19th/20th centuries and the GAA in County Donegal, from 1920 – 1990s.


Traditional Building Skills Demonstration

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Join Sean Brogan of Tir Conaill Conservations and Ivor Kilpatrick, a thatcher from Raphoe who will demonstrate traditional building skills of the construction of a traditional slate roof and the thatching of a traditional vernacular cottage roof.


Servants Required!

6.30pm 8.30pm

The Countess of Leitrim has number of open positions in her house. Please make your way for interview and to learn the rules of servant life in a Big House to the County Museum. Only those who are clean living, honest and industrious need apply.


Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Traditional Session

8.00pm – 10.00pm

Specially for Culture Night, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Lettterkenny in conjunction with the Donegal County Museum, will present a ‘Night of Traditional Music, Song and Dance’ which will feature a performance by the branch’s Senior Grúpa Ceoil. The Letterkenny branch has been in existence since 1957 and hosts a weekly traditional session on Tuesday nights at the Dry Arch Bar, at the Dry Arch Roundabout. All are welcome.


Time: 6pm - 10pm

Address: High Road, Letterkenny.


Phone: 074 91 24613