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Archive for month: November, 2014
Letterkenny Union and Workhouse Digital Records
We are pleased to announce that through funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, we have been able to digitise records relating to Letterkenny Union and Workhouse.
In order to enable full access to the records and to ensure the continued preservation of the original archives, the Museum and Archives Service have digitised a selection of the records and made them available for viewing in the Museum. These records include:
- Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Guardians of Letterkenny Union, 1841 – 1923;
- the Registers of persons admitted to and discharged from Letterkenny workhouse 1855 – 1864; 1869 – 1899; 1864 – 1878;
- the Indoor Relief Register 1910 – 1915;
- the Record of Deaths 1910 – 1922.
The original archives are in the care of the Archives Service, Donegal County Council. In order to enable full access to the records and to ensure the continued preservation of the original archives, the Museum and Archives Service have digitised a selection of the records and made them available for viewing in the Museum.
It is rare that so many records have survived relating to the Workhouses and these archives provide a unique opportunity to gain a fascinating insight into the social history of the period.
Donegal County Museum is based in the Entrance Block of the Letterkenny Workhouse, which opened in 1845.
The Workhouse was demolished in the 1980’s and the County Museum is the only remaining building.
No Jury No prize at Artlink Dunree
About the Exhibition
Artlink in Fort Dunree are pleased to host the 2014 No Jury No Prize exhibition which launches on Saturday 15th November. Last year’s inaugural exhibition in the London Street Gallery in Derry was very successful with almost 300 artists and art enthusiasts exhibiting their work. The exhibition is inspired by the Société des Artistes Indépendantswhich was founded in 1884 in Paris with the simple motto and rule – ‘No jury nor awards.’ Once again there will be no jury or prizes and all work will be accepted unless it breaches basic standards in a public gallery. The theme of the exhibition is entirely open – participants can address whatever they wish in their work. It may however be worth considering the context of the exhibition – it will be sited within the military fort on the North West coast of Ireland.
Who can submit artwork?
Anyone can submit work. We welcome submissions from near and far. If you cannot deliver work in person you can send by post. Please ensure that you include a completed submission form (see below).
What can be submitted?
The submissions can be in any medium – be that a drawing, a painting, a film, a photograph, a readymade, a poem or text, the documentation of a performance or happening, an installation or a sculpture.
This year there will be no size restrictions (within reasonable limits). All work must be ready to hang/display, i.e. mirror plates for 2D work, bulldog clips for works on paper, devices and headphones for audio works etc. Films should be submitted on DVD or via Dropbox (to [email protected]) and will be projected digitally on a loop.
How many artworks can be submitted?
Participants can only submit one artwork.
Is there a fee?
There is no fee to submit but any donations will contribute to the launch party which will take place from 6-8pm on 15th November at Saldanha Suite, Fort Dunree
Participants who wish to sell their work should also state its price. 75% will go to the artist, 12.5% to administration and 12.5% to the RNLI.
When and where to submit:
All work must be submitted by post or in person between 29th October and 5th November between 11am and 3pm. If submitting by post please provide packaging and the delivery cost for the return of the work should you wish us to send it back rather than collect it. Please submit work plus a completed submission form (see below) to:
No Jury, No Prize Submission
For any further information please read the forms below or email Artlink at [email protected]
Our friends at Donegal App are in the process of completing the 2015 Donegal App, a free smart travel guide to the northwest. They list some 600 places on the eight tours app, but they want to make sure they haven’t missed out on anywhere special, so feel free to list where your favourite place in Donegal is.
They’re particularly looking for hidden gems – if they have already included it, they’ll ‘like’ your suggestion and if not, they’ll thank you kindly for helping make this popular app even better for the coming year.