The group proposes to present their accumulated knowledge of the Church and site and present it in an attractive guide book. They hope to produce an illustrated 40-50 page Guide Book for St Columba’s Church Straid, Clonmany. Built in 1772 on the site of an earlier monastic settlement associated with St Columba, the church is a reminder of the legacy of the Protestant community which once coexisted in the parish of Clonmany. The Guide Book addresses all five strategic priorities in the Donegal Culture and Creative Strategy.
Neglected and in ruins for nearly 100 years, the Church has now been stabilised by a voluntary local group, drawing on their diverse abilities, including archaeology, genealogy, local history, and graphic design.
- It will improve the provision of and access to information on a site of cultural and historic significance in an engaging and creative way.
- It will promote engagement with schools and other community groups by local historians, artists etc. by raising awareness of the conservation work completed.
- It will support and give recognition to local cultural practioners through the visibility of their contributions to the Guide Book.
- It will promote awareness of the heritage of this important historic site in our home place.
- It will enhance the cultural infrastructure in Inishowen, in a strategic location close to the starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way.
This Guide Book will act as an excellent resource for the local community.
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