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first_imgA number of historical plaques have been erected at various parts of the town by the Letterkenny Community Heritage Group which will form part of a historical walk that will be launched later in the year.Speaking to Donegal Daily, the groups Chairperson Gabriel Flood said that they have erected a number of the plaques to be in time for the Letterkenny Reunion this weekend so returning emigrants,local people and visitors to the town can enjoy this added attraction.Among the key spots where the plaques have been erected are Tinneys House on the Port Rd where the McKinney family first made their Oatfield sweets back in 1927,The Market Square,the original spot near Speers Lane where the Hiring Fairs took place, the plaque is on the Quiet Moment wall. Sentry Hill where a sign was erected on the old boys school which will add to the existing Penal Moument and the history of the area.The A.O.H. Devlin Hall and Institute on Lower Main St and one on the Station House that dates the three Bridges at Oldtown.The Courthouse and R.I.C barracks,Old Workhouse and at the entrance to Sprackburn where the Royal Artillery Garrison were based.The group intend to add more plaques which were designed by local man Barry Mackey at other locations later in the year.Cllrs Dessie Shiels and Jimmy Kavanagh have supported the group with this adventure which will be of huge benefit to everyone with a local interest in the towns heritage. HISTORIC PLAQUES ERECTED AROUND LETTERKENNY was last modified: July 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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