News from County Galway

Golden Mile of Galway 2016 competition

When: Tuesday, 5 July, 2016

This countywide initiative is rolled out on an annual basis by GalwayCounty Council and Galway Rural Development Company Ltd in partnership with Comhair na nOileán Teo and FORUM Connemara.

Sign post on the Aran Islands

Record Turnout for Farming & Country Life 1916

When: Monday, 13 June, 2016

Ireland Reaching Out was at the event in the 1916 village we were delighted to meet with so many people interested in both finding out more about their own Irish ancestry and also sharing their knowledge with people around the world who may need assistance at a local level.

Athenry (Galway)
Farming & Country Life 1916, Athenry

A visit from down under

When: Tuesday, 7 June, 2016

In March last, Heather Maloney contacted us looking for further information about her Laffy and Scahill ancestors. Heather was planing a trip to Ireland and hoped to learn more about her family from Galway and specifically her Laffy-Scahill connections in Annaghdown.

Annaghdown (Galway)
Thelma, Sonia and Heather

Franciscan Friary

When: Saturday, 23 April, 2016

Perhaps the most notable landmark in the parish of Claregalway lies just to the north of the river Clare and to the west of the Norman castle. 

Claregalway (Baile Chláir)
Claregalway Franciscan Friary