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October 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

October 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Annaghdown Heritage Society will take place (virtually) on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 8pm on Google Meet. Please contact us via email if you wish to join, and we will send you the link. The Agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Minutes of Previous AGM 2. Matters Arising 3. Chairperson's Report 4. Secretary's Report 5. Treasurer's Report 6. PRO's Report 7. Election of Officers 8. Any Other Business The ongoing Covid situation has…

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November 2020

The Land Question in North Galway, 1920, Johnny Burke

November 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual Meeting
Castlehacket House, Colorized

Our next event takes place on Wednesday 18 November at 8pm via Google Meet. Johnny Burke will give a talk on The Land Question in North Galway, 1920. In 1920 Dáil Éireann had established itself as an alternative administration to British rule with its own army, and the vast majority of County Councils had declared their allegiance to Dáil Éireann. Widespread attacks on RIC barracks resulted in the withdrawal of the police from rural to urban areas. While the national…

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December 2020

Workshop: Recording Field Names with Meitheal Logainm

December 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

Annaghdown and Donaghpatrick-Kilcoona heritage societies will host a joint workshop on Recording Field Names with Meitheal Logainm (https://meitheal.logainm.ie/), on Wednesday 2 December at 8pm. The workshop will be facilitated by Joe McGinley, who has extensive experience in using Meitheal Logainm in the Galway area. All are welcome to attend. The event will be held virtually via Google Meet at meet.google.com/qiw-bxep-hnh. All are welcome to attend.

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January 2021

ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Kilroe Ambush & Crown Force Reprisals, Brendan McGowan

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual Meeting

Wednesday 27 January, 8pm ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Kilroe Ambush & Crown Force Reprisals   Annaghdown and Donaghpatrick-Kilcoona heritage societies are delighted to present our first virtual event of 2021.   One hundred years ago, on 18 January 1921, a group IRA Volunteers ambushed a party of Auxiliaries at Kilroe, about 7 kilometres southwest of the town of Headford, Co. Galway. That night, infuriated by the attack, Crown forces responded by burning houses, barns and crops in the vicinity of the…

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March 2021

Illustrated Talk: The Franciscans in the West, Dr Yvonne McDermott

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual Meeting

We are delighted to be teaming up once again with the Donaghpatrick-Kilcoona Heritage Society to present our latest virtual heritage lecture: 'The Franciscans in The West', an illustrated talk by Dr Yvonne McDermott. CLICK HERE TO JOIN All are welcome to join us Wednesday March 3rd as Dr McDermott discusses the history, archaeology and architecture of the Franciscan friaries in the west of Ireland in the late medieval period, considering the Franciscan First and Third Order. The friaries of Ross…

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April 2021

Headford’s Louis D’Arcy – “The Michael Collins of the West”, with Brendan McGowan

April 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

On 23 March 1921, Louis D’Arcy was arrested at Oranmore railway station, while on his way to see Michael Collins in Dublin. Aged just 23, D’Arcy was Commandant of the independent Headford Battalion of the Irish Republican Army and had been dubbed “the Michael Collins of the West” by British Intelligence. The following day, while being transported to Galway, he was shot dead, allegedly while attempting to escape. Join Brendan McGowan of Galway City Museum as he discusses the life…

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June 2021

The Mills of Drumgriffin & Cregg, Irene McGoldrick

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual Meeting

The Mills of Drumgriffin & Cregg with Irene McGoldrick Annaghdown Heritage Society is delighted to announce that its next virtual event of 2021 will take place on Wednesday, June 16 at 8 pm when Irene McGoldrick, Society Secretary, will deliver an online illustrated talk on the Mills of Drumgriffin & Cregg. Many people will be very familiar with the beautifully preserved Cregg Mill situated between Gortroe and Aughclogeen. This mill is the only remainder of three mill buildings that were…

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September 2021

Business Meeting

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual Meeting
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AGM 2021

September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual Meeting

Please contact us for the Zoom link.

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December 2021

As far from Galway as you can go: Irish pioneers in southern New Zealand, with Seán Brosnahan

December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

Annaghdown Heritage Society is delighted to host a presentation entitled "As far from Galway as you can go: Irish pioneers in southern New Zealand” by Seán Brosnahan at 8pm on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Join Zoom Meeting This talk will focus on the migration chains established between Annaghdown and the Scottish settlement in Otago, New Zealand in the 1850s.  Over time this saw a steady flow of young men and women from Annaghdown and surrounding parishes to create a network…

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