News from County Galway

Reproductive Loan Scheme

Reproductive Loan Schemes

When: Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

In the 1720s Dean Jonathan Swift gav

Kiltullagh Killimordaly (Galway) Galway
Earls of Clancarty, the Le Poer Trench family

Romance and Scandal in the Irish Big Houses

When: Wednesday, 8 February, 2023

The two main homes of the LePoer-Trench family are Garbally Court in Ballinasloe and Coorheen House in Loughrea. Garbally was the home of the Earl of Clancarty, and Coorheen House was the home of the Dowager.

Ballinasloe (Galway) Galway
Margaret Hurley's Travelling Chest

Margaret Hurley - An Earl Grey story

When: Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Picture: The travelling chest that contained all of Margaret's wordly goods upon arrival in Australia. On loan to the Hyde Park Museum from Orphan Girl descendant Mrs Perry.

Gort Kilmacduagh And Kiltartan (Galway) Galway
Moya Brennan at Ceol O Kylemore

Ceol O Kylemore - Music From Kylemore

When: Friday, 22 January, 2021

This hour-long programme was recorded at the end of 2020 and features some of the best of women traditional musicians and singers.

Ballynakill Ballynahinch (Galway) Galway
Visiting County Galway in search of Irish Ancestors

Connection Story - New Zealand and Annaghdown

When: Tuesday, 7 February, 2017

Pictured above: Heather with her daughter Linda and Ireland Reaching Out Volunteer, Paul Grainey Fiona Fitzsimons in conversation with Heather Maloney.

Annaghdown (Galway) Galway
Connection Story - Canada and Loughrea

Connection Story - Canada and Loughrea

When: Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Image above: Walking in the footsteps of the Usshers Seeing the Land of the Usshers By Andrea Lister I was recently fortunate enough to travel to Ireland and see the land where on which my ancestors were born.

Loughrea (Galway) Galway
Farming & Country Life 1916, Athenry

Record Turnout for Farming & Country Life 1916

When: Monday, 13 June, 2016

Ireland Reaching Out was at the event in the 1916 village we were delighted to meet with so many people interested in both finding out more about their own Irish ancestry and also sharing their knowledge with people around the world who may need assistance at a local level.

Athenry (Galway) Galway
Inside GPO Athenry 1916 event

Caherlistrane/Kilcoona Centenary Monument unveiling Sun. 11th Sept at 5pm.

When: Friday, 26 August, 2016

A plan that would turn that tattered cloak back into a rich flowing cape. The parish would, suggested honorary long-time mayor, Brendan Gannon, build a magnificent statue in this centenary year.

Kilcoona (Galway) Galway

The Rambling House in Fohenagh

When: Monday, 14 November, 2016

You are all welcome to attend at the Community Centre for music, song, dance, storytelling & lots more. Admission €7 including Raffle & Refreshments. Part proceeds to Fohenagh, Killure & Kilgerrill Community Council.

Fohenagh Killure And Kilgerril (Galway) Galway
Molly Daniel, Martha Clark, and Sara Burrus. Front: Roberta Clark and Annis Householder.

A return trip to Ireland and a visit to Thoor Ballylee

When: Friday, 24 June, 2016

One day last winter, Molly Daniel from Charleston, Illinois asked her mother if there were any trips she would like to make. “I’d like to see Ireland again,” she answered. Molly's mom, Roberta has traveled from the USA to Ireland twice before – in 1980 with her brother, Mike Wh

Gort Kilmacduagh And Kiltartan (Galway) Galway