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This year, 2022 marks the 175th anniversary of the Great Famine in Ireland.

The East Galway DNA Project has been set up by a group with ancestry in the area aiming to revive the names of those who left their native place during An Gorta Mór and the generations after.   


East Galway Black 47 DNA Project

The local group are looking for people in the area who can show local ancestry going back three generations. They are also looking for people who have already done a DNA test in the area.

The map below, shows the parishes of east Galway where the project is located. To participate in the project or find our more click here.

East Galway DNA Project

Don't forget to share the stories of your ancestors by click the link below

Watch our quick webinar on how to add your ancestor 

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