News from County Galway

Bringing the Mountbellew 'Orphan' Girls Home

When: Friday, 25 September, 2020

November 1852 was a dark month in east Galway and made even more so by the lingering effects of An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger, which had blighted the land for the previous 7 years causing the deaths and emigration of millions. In that month a group of 30 young girls set off from Mountbellew Work

Mountbellew (Galway)
Bringing the Mountbellew ‘Orphan’ Girls Home

Heritage Week Videos 2020

When: Monday, 24 August, 2020

Paul Murphy is filmmaker based in Galway, who has in recent years worked with several state agencies. Paul describes the work as ‘telling stories’ with film/video.

Galway City (Galway)
Heritage Week Videos 2020 Paul Murphy

Celtic Irish American Academy Summer 2021

When: Friday, 26 June, 2020

Adventure of a Lifetime for U.S. Teenagers Have great fun as you make life-long friendships and wonderful memories. Experience global citizenship in a classic Irish setting.

Celtic Irish American Academy Summer 2021

Chronicles Workshop in Loughrea Library

When: Friday, 28 February, 2020

We started the day by getting everyone signed up to the website. Once this was accomplished we were ready to start interacting with our own civil parishes. We learned about how to search for and join a parish so that we receive updates on that particular area.

Loughrea (Galway)
Chronicles Workshop Loughrea Library February 2020

Chronicles Insight - Trials and Transportation

When: Friday, 7 February, 2020

The sentence of Penal Transportation was carried out in Ireland from 1791 to 1853. This form of punishment involved the removal of convicted criminals from the land of their birth and relocating them elsewhere, most commonly to Australia.

Portumna (Galway)
Chronicles Insight - Trials and Transportation