Comann Eachdraidh News Update

 

15 February 2006

 

In November 2005 the realisation of the Comann Eachdriadh’s dream of a dedicated museum to house and display their archive and much more came a step nearer when Duncan MacGregor turned the first turf on the site donated by his family. Stage one of the project had been the award winning Taigh Iseabel Dhaidh reconstructed thatched cottage opened in 2002. In bright sunshine the crowd watched Duncan and his sisters Annie and Katie break the historic ground and afterwards a celebratory dram and a cuppa were enjoyed.

 

 

 

The Comann Eachdraidh has signed a contract with Stuart Carmichael of Appin to start the Lismore Gaelic Heritage Museum on 3 April with a finishing date of mid to late September. Meanwhile Taigh Iseabal cottage will be closed for the season due to health and safety but one room of the old school house at Achnacroich, where the archive is currently housed, will be open daily.

 

The CE is currently advertising for tenants for the Restaurant and Gift shop which will open in the Museum. Applications close at the end of February and Tony Perkins, the Project Co-ordinator, hopes that as many locals as possible will also be able to make and sell items and/or produce at the museum.

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