Laurentic Conference in Buncrana

Laurentic Conference Buncrana

Laurentic Conference Buncrana

Laurentic Conference Buncrana – A major conference will take place at the end of this month to help the diaspora in the United States and Canada better connect with their roots.

When: Friday, January 27 at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Laurentic Conference in Buncrana
To register for the conference
email j.odonnell
ring Jennifer on +353 7493 62600

The third annual Laurentic Conference and Business Beyond Borders seminar will be held on Friday, January 27 at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana, County Donegal.

Loyola Hearn - Canadian Ambassador to Ireland

Guest of honor and speaking at the conference will be the Canadian ambassador to Ireland Loyola Hearn but organizers, the Ulster Newfoundland Initiative have also put together a strong line-up of other speakers who will address attendees.

Keynote Speakers Include:
• Loyola Hearn, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland
• Shona McCarthy, CEO of Culture Company 2013 Ltd
• Mary Bunting & Margaret Stanley, Joint Secretaries of the North South Ministerial Council
• Dr Brendan O’Keefe, University of Limerick
• Uel Hoey, Route Manager Belfast International Airport
• Claire Bradshaw, Titanic Belfast Center, Head of Sales and Marketing
• Aubrey Irwin, Tourism Ireland, Head of Tourism Ireland Northern Ireland and Product Liaison
• Paul Loftus, President of Montreal Branch of the Canadian Irish Chamber of Commerce
• Tim O’Connor, Business Adviser (Former Secretary General to the President and Counsel General to New York)
• Liz Doherty, North Atlantic Fiddle Convention

A number of local businesses will take part in the event with various stalls and displays at the conference.

All funds raised from this event go towards our ongoing mission of forging and fostering Educational, Economical and Cultural links with Atlantic Canada and the development of our planed youth project.

Our Annual Laurentic Wreath Ceremony to take place on Saturday January 28th at 2:00pm at St Mura’s Church of Ireland in Fahan and 3:00pm at Cockhill Cemetery Buncrana All Welcome

Click here to find out more about the SS Laurentic – The Gold Bullion Ship.

Register For The Laurentic Conference

To register for the conference
email j.odonnell
ring Jennifer on +353 7493 62600

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County Development Board Cultural Resources Forum

Donegal: A Creative County
Donegal County Development Board Cultural Resources Forum


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Culture Conference Ballybofey

Culture Conference Ballybofey

High profile speakers, with a national profile, are among the contributors wh- will attend an important conference in Villa Rose Ballybofey exploring the potential for developing the cultural sector in Donegal. Speakers include the well-known musician, television producer and cultural champion, Philip King; Dermot McLaughlin of Temple Bar Cultural Trust, wh- is als- the man behind the successful Culture Night festival; Ian Brannigan of the Western Development Commission; Michael Starrett of the Heritage Council; Kevin Kidney of Failte Ireland and Shona McCarthy of City Of Culture 2013.

This special one-day conference, organised by the Cultural Resources Forum of the Donegal County Development Board, aims to explore the possibilities for development, expansion or possibly just survival, that may be available to the cultural sector in Donegal, specifically in the areas of Cultural Tourism and in the context of the emerging focus on role the ‘Creative Industries’ are set to play in Ireland’s eventual economic recovery.

The conference is designed to give participants the best opportunity to explore and discuss with national figures the role that culture can play in assisting Donegal and the north-west region make connections and create opportunities within the areas of cultural tourism and creative industries.

The conference will be of great benefit t- anyone working in the sector or participating in cultural activities, be it the Arts, Heritage or language. The conference will also explore how other sectors can benefit from the development of Culture, with particular emphasis on the tourism sector.

The conference, thus, will be of great benefit to people from a wide range of sectors and agencies. Facilitated workshops for Conference Participants, discussing theme, issues and ideas raised in presentations will pose questions such as :
– What Constitutes A Creative Industry In Donegal?
– What Are The Opportunities For Growth In Creative
Industries In Donegal?
– How Can Heritage Contribute To Economic Growth In
– What Constitutes Cultural Tourism In Donegal and what role
has the Diaspora?
– How Can Donegal Benefit From City Of Culture 2013?

Tuesday 4th of October, 2011
Villa Rose Ballybofey. 8.30am

Bookings at: Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey. 074 91 31840 or book direct
Subscription €10.

Further information contact Aideen Doherty Cultural Forum 074 9373 718

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