News from County Galway

East Galway Black 47 DNA Project

When: Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

The local group are looking for people in the area who can show local ancestry going back three generations. They are also looking for people who have already done a DNA test in the area.

Galway
East Galway Black 47 DNA Project

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) Galway
Bringing the Mountbellew ‘Orphan’ Girls Home

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.

Galway
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.

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Chronicles Workshop Loughrea Library February 2020

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