18/10/2014 Minister of State Joe McHugh launches Rural Houses of Donegal seminar
Joe McHugh T.D., Minister of State in the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today (18th October) launched the seminar on Rural Houses of Donegal, which takes place in the Parochial Hall, Carrigart, Co. Donegal. The main aims of the seminar are to raise awareness and appreciation of the regional vernacular architecture of Co. Donegal.
Today’s event has something of interest for a broad range of people including homeowners of traditional houses, heritage groups, historical societies, craftsmen, architects, builders, students, community groups and anyone who has an interest in local heritage and history.
The seminar is an initiative of the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council in conjunction with the County Donegal Heritage Forum and the Heritage Council as part of the implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan.
Speaking about the seminar, Minister McHugh said,
“I am delighted to be here at the opening of the seminar Rural Houses of Donegal. Our thatched houses have become icons of the rural landscape. It is heartening to see such interest in and knowledge about our vernacular heritage as demonstrated here today. ”