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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

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