One of the original aims of the Society is to gather artefacts pertaining to life in Annaghdown in the past. To this end, a Heritage Room was established in the former Scoil Bhride, the Old Girls’ National School building in Corrandulla village. The room is a treasure trove of items which tell the story of life in a rural parish in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Some of the most notable items include a large traditional spinning wheel; a saddle said to have belonged to Fr Navin of Bunatober, who died in 1812; a collection of oil lamps used for light before the advent of electric lighting; some fine examples of early radios; some traditional school desks dating from the 1930s; and a selection of traditional household artefacts and tools and implements used by farmers, blacksmiths, and carpenters.
The room will be open by appointment once refurbishment is completed; please contact us should you wish to visit, and we will be happy to arrange a mutually suitable time.
We are currently in the process of refurbishing and reorganising the room (2018). Contributions of any amount towards this work are most welcome: donations can be made via committee members or via PayPal through the link below.