Celebration of Africa ’ Exhibition held at Letterkenny General Hospital

26th May 2008

A ‘Celebration of Africa’ exhibition is being held at Letterkenny General Hospital, in recognition of Africa Day, the official day of the African Union.  The exhibition at Letterkenny General includes information on African Nobel Peace Prize Winners; African literature; African countries, capitals, religions and languages; the natural wonders of Africa and also examples of African music. 

Local schools participating in the exhibition include Woodlands, Ballyraine and Lurgybrack National Schools, and Donegal County Library is providing information on African literature.  Children from the national schools attended the launch on Monday (26th May), and a choir from Ballyraine National School performed African music and handmade African crafts created by the pupils are also being displayed.

Mary Kelly, Health Promotion Officer, Letterkenny General Hospital, says:  The exhibition at Letterkenny General Hospital will provide staff, visitors and members of the public with an opportunity to celebrate African culture and diversity.  This year, Africa Day is being held on May 25thand Irish people will join Africans around the world to highlight the cultural and social life of the African continent.

The exhibition is being held at Letterkenny General Hospital from 26th May, and will then move to the HSE’s St. Joseph’s Community Hospital in Stranorlar, Dungloe and Falcarragh Community Hospitals and St. Conal’s Hospital in Letterkenny.

Mary Kelly adds:  Ireland has always had a strong connection to Africa , particularly through the work of Irish missionaries and non-governmental organizations.  Through this exhibition, we are inviting people to join us on an exploration and celebration of African music, dance, political life and much more.




Further information: Mary Garvin, HSE West Communications; Phone 091 77 5474


Last updated on: 26 / 05 / 2008