Democracy Exhibition – Artefacts Needed!

Ahead of the 100 Years of Democracy exhibition which will take place from March to mark 100 years of Bundoran Town Council, a call has gone out to citizens of the town who may be able to provide information, artefacts and photographs that can be displayed during the term of the exhibition which is expected to run until the abolition of the current council.
The exhibition which is being hosted by Discover Bundoran, The Magh Ene Historical Society and Bundoran Community Library will take a look back at 100 years of the council’s lifetime with displays of old documents, minute books, photographs and even the old fire pump!
There will also be an “honour roll” of all councillors to serve the town since 1914.
With this in mind, the organising committee are appealing to Bundoran citizens who may have been related to former councillors to come forward with any items they think may be of interest like photographs, old letters pertaining to council business, certificates, election posters, press cuttings etc. Project Manager Shane Smyth added ‘our list of councillors at the moment has around 80 names on it and we are anxious that we don’t leave anyone out and also that our listings for the years they served are accurate. It is important to us that the information we commit to the exhibition is precise and correct which is why we are asking for the help of the public at this time. We have set up a special email address to which information may be sent – it is – physical materials may also be dropped in to the library’.
As the term of the council comes to an end in the middle of 2014, it is also planned to put together a Time Capsule which will hold items pertaining to the “Bundoran of the Day” and also mementos of the council. Suggestions for items for inclusion in this are also welcome at the aforementioned email address.
The 100 Years of Democracy exhibition and associated events are not to serve any political purpose. It is an education and a celebration of the successes of the council over the past 100 years and seeks to promote and highlight the difference the council has made through the years.

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