News from County Galway

Killererin – A Parish History

When: Friday, 8 January, 2016

It features indepth chapters on the archaeology of the area, the townlands, the military and ecclesiastical history as well as an examination of education and trade through the years.  

Killererin (Galway)
Killererin a parish history Barnaderg Castle

Caherlistrane

When: Monday, 21 December, 2015

Written by Mary J Murphy, it's fifty-plus townlands are tucked neatly into 56 square miles in north County Galway, and Eilish is involved because her journalist-grandfather, Michael McHugh, was born in one of those townlands, Raheen, in 1873.

Galway
Sean Keane

Ardchrois an Spidéil (High Cross of Spiddal)

When: Thursday, 10 September, 2015

Ardchrois an Spidéil is 8.5 ft (2.6 metres) high and weights approx 700Kgs (3/4 tonne). It is designed in the tradition of the Irish ‘penal’ crosses and is executed in rose granite quarried in Clochmór, Baile na hAbhann.

Spiddal (Galway)
Cill-Éinde-2015 © Cois Fharraige.ie

Calling the ‘Galway Tribal Diaspora'!

When: Tuesday, 8 September, 2015

The Galway based heritage organisation is launching a new initiative entitled ‘The Galway Tribal Diaspora Project’ which aims to collect and record the stories of former Galway residents  who have gone on to continue their life story beyond Irish shores.

Galway

Celtic Revival Art Collection

When: Sunday, 9 August, 2015

The museum collection includes embroidered banners designed by Jack B. Yeats and created by the Dun Emer Guild (which included the Yeats sisters), as well as art by Sarah Purser, and Evie Hone.

Loughrea (Galway)

The 100 TO ONE project

When: Monday, 3 August, 2015

To commemorate 100 years since the Easter Rising of 1916 a Galway group are taking a somewhat different angle by celebrating how Galway County has progressed through its people.

Galway
Galway Tourism Ireland

Tuam and Brisbane Connect

When: Friday, 22 May, 2015

Brisbane and Tuam connected this month when Rick Estella and his wife Elizabeth traveled to the north Galway town to visit the place where Rick's great, great, grandfather, Stephen Phillips worked on the railway. 

Tuam (Galway)
Mens Shed Group

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