By Kathleen O’Shea At the turn of the twentieth century and probably before that, St. Brendan’s Church, Corrandulla had two side altars. One was adorned with a picture of Our Lady of Good Counsel where Mrs. Frances Butler, Winterfield House,
By Johnny Burke The early years of the Irish Free State were full of turmoil, beginning with the conflict between Pro- and Anti-Treaty factions which we know as the Civil War. After the cessation of hostilities in May of 1923,
By Peter Newell When we were children in the 1950’s, one of the red-letter days was St. John’s Day, better known as Bonefire Night. There was much excitement and great competition among we school children as to which group would
Our Winter 2018 newsletter was printed in December 2018 and distributed at local shops and Corrandulla Post Office. We welcome articles, items of interest, other material and suggestions for future editions. Click here for PDF.
By Mary Forde (née Goaley), 1925-2018. This article first appeared in Anach Cuain 2008. We hear so much recently about a recession, meltdown, downturn or other various terms but all meaning the same thing. We are warned that it will
By Mary Forde (née Goaley), 1925-2018. This article first appeared in Anach Cuain 2006. When Fr. Pat Garvey was parish priest in Corrandulla in the forties there was an annual Gymkhana on 29th June which was a holyday of obligation
By Mary Forde (née Goaley), 1925-2018. This article describes the destruction of Annaghdown Church by fire in 1936 and subsequent reconstruction work. It first appeared in Anach Cuain 2004. It was on Tuesday night, 1st December 1936 as we were
Paul Greaney, February 2015 The National Folklore Collection, based at University College Dublin, has recently made their Schools’ Collection for Galway freely available online. This is a collection of stories gathered between September 1937 and January 1939 in primary schools
Our Summer 2018 newsletter was printed in June 2018 and distributed at the Corrandulla Show on 24 June, and thereafter at local shops and Corrandulla Post Office. We welcome articles, items of interest, other material and suggestions for future editions.
Editor’s Note: This letter is taken from Letters of Arthur J. Braginton, published in 1908. Arthur was the son of Margaret Burke, born in New York in 1852 to Patrick Burke and Mary Collins, both from Annaghdown. He undertook a