News from County Galway

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

True to Ireland

When: Monday, 12 August, 2019

These men from all parts of Ireland including set up and funded an organisation that would take on the might of the New Zealand government to prevent them from being conscripted into the army.

Moycullen (Galway)
Peter Burke True to Ireland New Zealand

Reconnecting with Kiltormer

When: Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

The highlight of our trip to Ireland in September was meeting our distant relatives in Kiltormer!  With the help of Ireland Reaching out, Mary McLaughlin, John Joe Conwell  and Mary Lynch, we were able to re-co

Kiltormer (Galway)

Connection Story - Canada and Loughrea

When: Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Image above: Walking in the footsteps of the Usshers Seeing the Land of the Usshers By Andrea Lister I was recently fortunate enough to travel to Ireland and see the land where on which my ancestors were born.

Loughrea (Galway)

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