Category: history

Shallow Tide and the Double Rainbow marking 220 Years since the French Landing in Kilcummin near Lacken Strand

Lacken strand nestles along the North Mayo coastline, between the towns of Killala and Ballycastle, looking out onto the Atlantic with the fragments of the coastline of Mayo, Sligo, and Donegal, while it is written with big letters into Irish history forever in a connection to the French landing at Kilcummin Strand on August 22nd, 1798 making this August 2018 to be marking 220 years since this attempt to get a rid of the Brits with a help of France Advertisements

Famine, Emigration and the role of Waterways Ireland in that story

Irish Workhouse Museum with the support of Waterways Ireland and the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna are holding a free conference on the themes of famine, emigration, and the importance of our waterways in that story. Discover importance of Lough Derg during emigration across Atlantic at the Workhouse Museum in Portumna at the conference, taking place on Saturday May 5th, from 9:30 to 3:30, is free to attend with any donations to the upcoming Irish Workhouse Museum.

GALWAY CITY MUSEUM Saturday, 22 October, 2pm – 4pm TALK & READINGS: Revolutionary Poetry

GALWAY CITY MUSEUM Saturday, 22 October, 2pm – 4pm TALK & READINGS: Revolutionary Poetry. The 1916 Rising is often referred to as a ‘poet’s revolution’. Taking this as her starting point, poet Emily Cullen PhD, will introduce the work of international poets of revolution – historic and contemporary – including Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam and Rafeef Ziadah. After that Galway-based Albanian poet Ndrek Gjini MA, who lived through the oppressive Enver Hoxha regime in the 1980s, will talk about Communism in the Balkans in the middle of the 20th Century and will discuss the work of Visar Zhiti and Vaclav Havel. He also will read from his work. All Are Welcome!

Gaynor Kane – Eight poems about the infants that died in the Bon Secours Mother and Baby home in Tuam

Gaynor Kane – Eight poems about the infants that died in the Bon Secours Mother and Baby home in Tuam

Aughnanure castle

Did you know that today is the first Wednesday of the month which means admission to all OPW Heritage Sites (with the exception of Kilmainham Gaol) is FREE!!?? I was amazed to find out that we have so many heritage sites in our beautiful Galway county. One of the nearest and most amazing places to for me is Aughnanure castle. Believe me, today is the day, drop what you are doing and head on N59 towards Oughterard, Aughnanure castle is just before, right next to the golf course. But if you feel adventurous, why not also visit other beautiful heritage sites our county has to offer? These include Portumna Castle, Athenry […]