Donald Òg Day – Louisbourg & Eskasoni visit the Highland Village

Dòmhall Òg MacNìll means the Donald “The Younger” MacNeil

h2013-24-68.jpgJoin us on August 4th 2016 as we commemorate the Donald Òg legend and the early days of Cape Breton’s European history.

On board a British man of war patrolling the Bras d’Or Lake following the 1758 Seige of Louisbourg, Domhnall Òg MacNìll  brought news of the lake’s natural wonders home to his native Isle of Barra.

Years later, when many Gaels emmigrated from Scotland to North America, the descendants of Donald Òg remembered the stories he had told them. They remembered the place he described where they could farm and fish and be free to own their own land.

MacNeils and other Gaelic families chose to make Cape Breton their home during this time and their culture and traditions lives on through the generations to this day.

Join us as we commemorate the Donald Òg legend and the early days of Cape Breton’s European history.

Traditional food, natural dye, barvas ware and other demonstra- tions will take place throughout the day, along with a special running of Cash’s Carding Mill.

We will also be joined by our friends from Fortress of Louisbourg as well as, Eskasoni Cultural Journey, who will animate throughout the day. The afternoon will feature a céilidh.

Regular admission applies. 10:00am – 3:00pm.

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