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March 2019

Townlands Workshop

March 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Girls’ School, Corrandulla, Old Girls School, Carrowbeg South
Co. Galway, Galway Ireland
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We will have a workshop on Tuesday next, 12 March at 8pm in the Old Girls' School, Corrandulla, aimed at furthering our project on researching townlands in the parish. Pages have been drafted for Coteenty (see http://annaghdownheritage.ie/coteenty) and Muckrush (see http://annaghdownheritage.ie/muckrush), and we hope this workshop will lead to development of similar pages for other townlands in the project. All are welcome to attend - attendees are asked to bring along a laptop if possible.   RESOURCES Townland volunteer list:…

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April 2019

Johnny Burke: The Tuam Sugar Factory

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Old Girls’ School, Corrandulla, Old Girls School, Carrowbeg South
Co. Galway, Galway Ireland
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Johnny Burke will deliver our April lecture, on the topic of the Tuam Sugar Factory, on Wednesday 24 April at 8pm in the Heritage Room. The Impact of Tuam Sugar Factory on North Galway 1933-87 The building of a sugar factory in Tuam in 1933 brought great hope, not only to the people of Tuam, but to the farmers of North Galway and surrounding counties. With farming at subsistence levels and emigration rampant, the idea of receiving a guaranteed payment…

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May 2019

Townlands Workshop

May 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Girls’ School, Corrandulla, Old Girls School, Carrowbeg South
Co. Galway, Galway Ireland
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We will have a second workshop on Tuesday 12 May at 8pm in the Heritage Room, Old Girls' School, Corrandulla, aimed at furthering our project on researching townlands in the parish. Pages have been drafted for several townlands - see http://annaghdownheritage.ie/category/townlands/. All are welcome to attend - attendees are asked to bring along a laptop if possible.   RESOURCES Townland volunteer list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SxtFyKNhJx3w8Jf8Ong3sqT_h2kXJpK0D7UalgvAzKc/edit?usp=sharing Template: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qBNq3t5z_x9FZFZjA2SXbzS1tOVseKIE4eGXuPIcfFk/edit?usp=sharing. It may be easier to select 'File', 'Make a copy' and edit the file in…

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John Cunningham: Annaghdown immigrants to New Zealand, as represented in the writings of Dan Davin

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Old Girls’ School, Corrandulla, Old Girls School, Carrowbeg South
Co. Galway, Galway Ireland
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Annaghdown immigrants to New Zealand, as represented in the writings of Dan Davin Our next talk will be held on Wednesday 29 May at 8pm in the Heritage Room. Dr John Cunningham, Discipline of History, NUI Galway, will speak on 'Annaghdown immigrants to New Zealand, as represented in the writings of Dan Davin'. All are welcome to this free event. Significant numbers from the Annaghdown area emigrated to New Zealand in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many settled…

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June 2019

Summer Outing

June 15
Portumna Workhouse & Portumna Castle

Our Summer Outing takes place on Saturday 15 June, to Portumna Workhouse and Portumna Castle. Itinerary: 10am bus pick up from Corrandulla 11.30 - arrival at Portumna Workhouse for a guided tour, tea and biscuits after. 1.00 - arrival at Portumna Castle for guided tour. Portumna Castle has a tea room and you can choose to eat there if you so wish. 2.30 - leaving Portumna Castle 4.00 - arrival back at Corrandulla The cost will be €25 per person…

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Corrandulla Show 2019

June 23
Old Girls’ School, Corrandulla, Old Girls School, Carrowbeg South
Co. Galway, Galway Ireland
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This year's Corrandulla Show takes place on Sunday 23rd June. Our newly refurbished Heritage Room will be open to the public throughout the day - call in for a look, or for a chat about local history or genealogy. We look forward to meeting you there!

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August 2019

Heritage Week: A History of Annaghdown in Objects

August 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Girls’ School, Corrandulla, Old Girls School, Carrowbeg South
Co. Galway, Galway Ireland
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Join us for this year's Heritage Week event: A History of Annaghdown in Objects Bring along an artefact, item or document related to the history of a family, house, building, business, village or townland, and tell its story to the gathering. Fáilte roimh chách!

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September 2019

Annual General Meeting

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Old Girls’ School, Corrandulla, Old Girls School, Carrowbeg South
Co. Galway, Galway Ireland
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Our AGM takes place on Wednesday 25 September at 8pm in the Old Girls'School, Corrandulla. All members are asked to attend, and new members are most welcome. The officers for the coming year will be elected at this meeting.

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October 2019

Workshop: Reading Old Maps, with Paul Gosling & Eoin O’Neill

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Girls’ School, Corrandulla, Old Girls School, Carrowbeg South
Co. Galway, Galway Ireland
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Annaghdown Heritage Society will present a workshop entitled “Reading Old Maps” in the Heritage Room, Old Girls’ School, Corrandulla on Wednesday, October 23 at 8 pm. (Eircode is H91 WEP0). The workshop co-presented by Paul Gosling, GMIT and Eoin O’Neill, Galway City Museum, will focus on using maps for local history research and use Annaghdown as a case study. They will bring along a selection of maps and will also look at digitized maps that are available online. The workshop…

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November 2019

Monthly Genealogy Meetup

November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Girls’ School, Corrandulla, Old Girls School, Carrowbeg South
Co. Galway, Galway Ireland
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Our first monthly Genealogy Meetup will take place on Tuesday 12 November at 8pm in the Heritage Room. All with an interest in family history are invited to come along.

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