Margaret Farren

She was on the committee for the preservation of St Columba’s Old Church in Straid and contributed articles to and edited their publication on the history and cultural significance of the church. She is an enthusiastic participant in the Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle, and a member of the organising committee of its annual Traditional Singing Festival in March.

Thank you Margaret, for your continued dedication and support to Inishowen Rivers Trust.

Margaret Farren – a primary teacher – has been active for almost thirty years in the preservation of the history, culture and natural heritage of her locality.

She was a member of The McGlinchey Summer School, for which she collected a treasure trove of oral history and was active in organising talks and field-trips to sites of historical and environmental interest.

Through these associations, she was approached by The Inishowen Rivers Trust to write an online presentation on the traditions and folklore surrounding the Cloontagh River, which she delivered both to the school children of the area and to their parents. Subsequently, she agreed to join the Board of the IRT, impressed as she was by the “passion, commitment and expertise” of the individuals she encountered within the organisation.