Donegal Islands Digital Archive

Donegal County Council, in partnership with Earagail Arts Festival Co, The Islands Leader Co and the community organisations that represent the offshore islands in Donegal have established a digital archive of television, video and radio material relating to the the offshore islands of Donegal from the 1950s to the present day.
The islands of County Donegal are a rich and valuable source of cultural and historical materials, much of which has been captured in various recordings. However, to date, this has been available only in disparate form with no central or easily accessible repository. The archive is available digitally in the visitor centres onTory Island and Arranmore Islandand in the Gweedore Library and in the County Museum in Letterkenny.

The Donegal Islands Film and Radio Archive is a unique digital collection of archive material relating to the islands of County Donegal. The archive provides free public access to over 23 hours of film, television and video in the form of 94 separate items such as newsreels, television news and documentaries and home movies.
An in depth understanding of island life can be had through over 14 hours of radio documentaries and news items. Material has been provided to this archive by RTE, BBC, UTV, TG4, TV3, RTE Radio na Gaeltachta, Sky TV, INA, Gael Linn, independent film and radio producers and donators of family footage.

The audio and visual material contained in this archive gives an understanding of the social history of the offshore islands of CountyDonegal from the 1950s to the present day. The collection captures the relocation of some communities to the mainland, the struggle to maintain and improve basic services and the unique cultural heritage of the County’s islands.

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