“Peopling Rathmullan in the 19th century” - Who were the people of Rathmullan in that century of great change? How and where did the people live and who lived where you now live? These are some of the questions raised and answered in this Heritage Week project for Rathmullan people today, at home, abroad or new to the parish.
The 19th century produced a richness of documentation. It was a century of O.S. mapping, land and house valuations, 10-yearly censuses of the people, their homes and occupations, and much more. This project draws on data from some of those 19th Century records to start the story of who lived in Rathmullan town then. That story will continue with the stories and memories of present generations. To suit present circumstances, the project, a combination of information and great photographs and images old and very new, was posted in 8 parts on two local Facebook pages – Rathmullan Donegal and Arthur Lynch Senior - throughout Heritage Week. This provided a forum for people to start sharing history and stories of the past generations and their Rathmullan homes and to look afresh at our built heritage from the 19th century.
A Heritage Walk with restricted numbers will take place on 8th September, looking at features of the town’s built heritage, from the 19th century with particular attention to features highlighted on HeritageMaps.ie