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    Lecture on Local History around Tulla
    Dagmar Ni Riain will deliver a lecture on some aspects of the medieval history of Ui Caisin - Tulla and surrounding parishes - in the Courthouse, Tulla, on Friday the 19th October 2007 at 8.30pm.
    Dagmar, who holds a doctorate in Celtic Studies and is especially interested in the medieval history of Thomond, has visited this area a number of times and will surely have an interesting view of the period.

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    Kilchreest Castledaly Heritage Group to host Aughty Gathering | Comhdháil Eachtaí
    on Saturday April 21st


    Following the success of Aughty People and Earth Day held in Crusheen last year, Kilchreest Castledaly Heritage Group are this year hosting  an "Aughty Gathering" of all those interested in the heritage of the Sliabh Aughty area. Sliabh Aughty extends from Loughrea south to Mountshannon and from Crusheen east to Portumna.
    The purpose of the day is bring together people who are active or interested in local heritage in the Sliabh Aughty region of Counties Clare and Galway and to introduce themselves to each other. The day will provide a unique opportunity to share heritage interests in a cross county inclusive way and identify possible future projects. The day will be completely informal.

    The event will take place on Saturday 21st April in the Castle Inn Castledaly commencing at 10.00am and concluding at 5.30pm. Castledaly is eight miles from Loughrea and seven miles from Gort on the main Loughrea /Gort road. Refreshments will be served during the day.

    There will be a keynote address by Fidelma Mullane  followed by workshops on topics such as Music, Folklore, Customs, Place Names, Big Houses, Wildlife, Family History, Forestry, Churches, Graveyards, Walkways, Schools on the Sliabh Aughty, Children's Burial Grounds, Trades, Old Cures, Stone Walls, Holy Wells.
    Those present will select their chosen themes and Ann O'Doherty, Crusheen will act as facilitator for the day.

    You are cordially invited to join us on the day and admission is free.
    However we do need to have an idea of numbers attending so we would be grateful if you would indicate your attendance by Thursday 5th April.

    We can be contacted preferably by email at heritagekilchreestcastledaly@gmail.com
    or phone 091-635460 or 086-0788251 between 7.00-8.00pm

    Download PDF Press Release / Form

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    Book Launch in Woodford
    Wednesday 2nd May at 7.30
    Mercy College, Woodford, Co Galway
    BOOK LAUNCH - "Fr. Kelly's Favourites"
    Traditional musicians will play a selection of Fr. PJ's music
    "Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal".

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    National Spring Clean Campaign
    Now in its ninth year, the campaign encourages every sector of society to actively participate and take responsibility for litter, by actually conducting clean-ups in their own local environment. The National Spring Clean is traditionally run throughout the ‘Spring’ month of April to kick start the National consciousness after the winter months.
    To register an event and receive a FREE clean-up kit visit contact Emlyn Cullen at 4002219. The Kit includes the following:
    How to organise an event – Posters – A ready-made press release – How to continue your environmental improvements – Protective tabards for your group to wear during the clean-up – Information on waste reduction, reuse and recycling – Colour coded refuse and recycling sacks
    www.antaisce.org/projects/springclean.html

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    One More Time...
    Heritage Inchicronan are proud to announce, for all who missed a magical night in the kitchen (with Dessie, Charlie Harris and the Great Dane),
    "Another Evening with Dessie Mulkere & Friends" - great music, stories, song and wit.
    March 28 2007
    "The Highway", Crusheen.
    From 9.00.pm
    Everyone welcome / Failte roimh gach duine

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    Heritage Inchicronan
    An evening with Kevin O'Brien, Cappafeean, Tobarbreeda

    "Conversation around his own area & The Bonfire "

    Heritage Inchicronan invite you to share an evening with Kevin O'Brien and his friends, neighbours and relations.

    Time: Wednesday 14th March 2007 - 8.15pm

    Place: The Halla, Crusheen Community Centre

    Failte roimh gach daoine/everyone welcome

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    The Forge of Memory, 26th March, Ennistymon
    Monday, 26th March 2007
    The Forge of Memory by P.J. Curtis
    The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon at 8.30 p.m.
    North Clare Historical Society
    Maura O'Loughlin (Secretary) 065 - 7071861
    Carrowmanagh, Kilshanny, Co. Clare

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    Clare Roots Meeting, 29th March
    The next meeting of the Clare Roots Society Family History Group takes place on Thursday March 29 at 8pm in the County Museum building, Ennis.
    Paddy Waldron will share his experiences of tracing family roots in his talk, Don't believe everything you're told: researching the O'Hallorans of Sixmilebridge.
    Paddy will display manuscripts giving family history as written by six generations of his family. He will explain how, in some cases, archival research confirmed or refuted different parts of this history and, in other cases, the manuscript evidence filled gaps in the official records. Finally, he will address the question as to whether or not the Sixmilebridge O'Hallorans are descended from the better-documented family of Thady O'Halloran (1727-1798) of Ballycunneen. All are welcome.

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    The Medieval Settlement of Clonfert - 28th March - Illustrated talk
    South East Galway Archaeological and Historical Society is to hold an illustrated talk by Christy Cunniffe - entitled; The Medieval Settlement of Clonfert; recent archaeological investigations. It will be held in Clonfert Community Centre on Wednesday March 28th at 8.30pm.
    The Society stress that this is an opportunity to find out more about the archaeological and historical richness of medieval Clonfert, so please come along. All proceeds from the evening will be given in support of a sponsored cycle in aid of Cancer Care West.

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    Heritage Inchicronan
    An evening with Dessie Mulkere & The Great Dane

    "A talk about music - some funny incidents - and maybe a tune or two."

    Heritage Inchicronan invite you to share an evening with local musician Dessie Mulkere.
    Time: Wednesday 28th February 2007 - 8.15pm
    Place: The Halla, Crusheen Community Centre

    Failte roimh gach daoine/everyone welcome

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    Workshop on Growing Native Trees and Shrubs in Co. Clare
    Rural Resource Development & Clare County Council invite you to attend a workshop on growing native trees and shrubs in Co. Clare, based on the 'Buds of the Banner' publication.
    Presented by Dr. Janice Fuller, Author
    On Thursday 15th March 2007, 7-10pm
    In The Great Hall, Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis
    Refreshments will be served
    To register: Contact Bernie Fallon, 061-361144, bfallon@rrd.ie

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    'The Historical Patrick' - 13th March - Miltown Malbay
    On Tuesday, 13th March The Old Kilfarboy Society will be holding the last in its present programme of meetings, entitled The Historical Patrick. The speaker, Gearóid Mac Eoin, will be dealing with St Patrick as a historical, rather than a mythical figure. The meeting will take place at The Malbay, The Square, Miltown Malbay and will commence at 8.00pm - all are welcome.
    The Society will be taking a break until October, but we hope to be holding a number of conducted walks in the intervening period; these will be announced.
    Contact Name: Donal De Barra
    Position: Chairperson
    Address: Kildimo, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare.
    Telephone: 065 - 7084156
    E-mail: bonina@eircom.net
    Website: www.oac.ie

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    Battle of Aughrim Lecture - 12th March Ballinalsoe
    Ballinasloe Historical Society will host a lecture on the Battle of Aughtim at the public library in the town on Monday, March 12th at 8.pm. It will be given by Dr. Harman Murtagh, from Athlone, and is open to everyone.
    Contact: Mrs. Mary Dillon/Colette Hanrahan
    Address: Fairgreen Ballinasloe Co. Galway
    Telephone: 00 353 90 9643464
    Email: ballinasloelibrary@eircom.net

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    Feakle Review 2007
    Feakle Parish Countil will host the launch of the Feakle Review 2007 in the Community Centre on Saturday February 17th at 8.30pm.
    Karen Breen and Mary Popper will officially launch the Feakle Review which will be on sale on the night.
    The annual magazine appraises the comings and goings in and around the parish during the preceding year. The glossy magazine will feature stories of local people and places, community news aand activities.
    Everyone welcome.

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    Heritage Inchicronan
    Paul Keane is our guest on Ash Wednesday 21 February 2007
    Behind the Lens
    Paul will display a selection of photographs he has made of friends and neighbours - the living and the dead - around Barefield and Crusheen.
    He will share some of the stories behind the pictures of funerals over the water by boat to Canon Island and Holy Island.
    Time: Ash Wednesday 21 February 2007 - 8.15pm
    @ The Halla, Crusheen Community Centre
    Failte roimh gach daoine/everyone welcome.

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    Clare Roots Meeting
    The next meeting of Clare Roots Society takes place on Thursday February 15 at 8pm in the County Museum building. Gerry Kennedy will speak on "using the National Archives and the National Library for research purposes", with an emphasis on schools records in the National Archives. All are welcome.

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    Heritage Evening in Kilchreest
    The early years of the GAA in Kilchreest will be one of the topics on the agenda at the next lecture evening in the Kilchreest Castledaly Heritage Group's winter programme.
    Local school principal and historian, Gerry Daly will also speak about Lady Gregory and The Civil War. All are wencome to attend the event in the Village Inn, Kilchreest, on Wednesday, February 14, at 8pm.

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    Historical & Archaeological Society of Ui-Mhaine
    The second lecture of 2007, organised by the Historical and Archaeological Society of Ui-Mhaine, Ballinasloe will take place in the town's public library on Monday, 12th February at 8pm
    Entitled 'Religious Sites in South Roscommon' it will be delivered by Mr. Willie Gacquin
    Everyone is welcome to the Society's lectures which are held on the 2nd Monday of the month (September-May).

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    History Lecture
    The Archaeology of Medieval Loughrea will be the title of the next Loughrea Literary & Historical Society lecture, which will be given by Jim McKeon in O'Dea's Hotel on Monday 12th February at 8.30p.

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    The Sliabh Aughty Cycling Club

    Cyclists from East Clare will participate in the launch event for a new leisure cycling club in South Galway this Sunday (February 11th) at 11am from Gurteeny. Refreshments will be served in an after cycle function at Cannings. A fee of two euros per person applies to cover insurance.

    All the proceeds of this event will be donated to the St Dymphna's Daycare Centre, Portumna, County Galway.
    The Sliabh Aughty cycling club, which was set up on December 5 last, has members of all ages ranging from 12 to 50. It is a leisure cycling club with the aims of promoting safe cycling among all ages while enjoying the open countryside.

    It held its third meeting in Cannings', Gurteeny on Tuesday, January 30 where chairman John Joe Conwell announced details of the forthcoming launch cycle.

    Further details of club membership and future plans can be obtained by sending a text message to the club secretary at 087 3215740. New members are advised to leave their name and contact details.

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    Heritage Inchicronan
    Brian Mooney is our guest on Wednesday 7th February 2007

    Magh Adhair: The place where they first made Brian Boru King

    Brian will explore the ritual and cultural landscape and its place in early Irish society.
    Time: Wednesday 7th February 2007 - 8.15pm
    @ The Halla, Crusheen Community Centre
    Failte roimh gach duine/everyone welcome

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    Coole Park Spring Programme Events This Week

    Saturday January 27, 8pm
    Concert with traditional singer Mary McPartlan, Eddie Lynch on piano and Garry Ó Briain on guitar and mandocello.
    Supported by The Arts Council & Galway County Council.

    Wednesday January 31, 8pm
    Lecture on farming and conservation in Ireland by Dr Andy Bleasdale, agri-environmental specialist with the National Parks and Wildlife Service. This lecture will focus on the important role of agriculture and farming in the conservation of heritage in the widest sense of the word. Practical case studies will be discussed showing how agriculture can either be a positive or a negative force in the maintenance of biodiversity.
    Supported by the NPWS.

    Thursday February 1
    Evening of poetry and sean nós, with Louis de Paor and Naisrín Elsafty

    Admission to all events is free.
    For further details phone (091) 31804 or e-mail info@coolepark.ie

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    Faces of Ardrahan heritage clendar

    The 2007 Ardrahan Heritage Calendar contains thirteen black and white portraits of characters of Ardrahan village, capturing their unique personalities and traits. All proceeds are donated towards Ardrahan Heritage Projects, a townland which is abundant in history.

    To order a copy or find details of stockists contact info@unahowley.com

    Una Howley Fine Art Photography
    Ardrahan, Co. Galway, IRELAND
    T: 00353-91-635903
    E: info@unahowley.com
    E: studio@unahowley.com

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    Clare Roots Society

    The next meeting of the Clare Roots Society will take place on Thursday, January 25 at 8pm in the Chamber Rooms at the County Museum.

    A talk on THE IRISH SOLDIER IN THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR will be given by Liam Curran. Members free. Non-members €5. All are welcome.

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    An Evening with Joe Noonan

    Heritage Inchicronan invites you to an evening with Joe Noonan of Caher/Flagmount
    Venue: the Halla, Community Centre, Crusheen
    Date: Wednesday, January 24th 2007
    Time: 8.15pm

    Refreshing recollections
    Of events of some day
    Mid the hills and the valleys
    Round Turkena Way.

    by Patrick (Sonny) O'Donnell, Turkena (RIP)

    from Songs and Recitations of Lough Graney, Scariff, Feakle and Bodyke
    Compiled by Joe Noonan

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    CELT Training Vouchers now available
    Here's a great Christmas gift idea !
    CELT vouchers towards training events in 2007 - full details on website.
     
    Vouchers include course fee plus CELT annual membership
    1-day voucher 75 euros
    2-day voucher 135 euros (e.g. Weekend in the Woods 5 / 6 May or 29 / 30 September or 2-day course at Summer event 28 / 29 July)
    3-day voucher 160 euros (e.g. Summer in the Woods 28 / 29 / 30 July)
     
    Cheque or PO or bank draft payable to CELT. 
    These prices available until February - materials charge not included - food / accommodation not included.
    Good, wholesome food available at a fair price on site, also tea / coffee, soup, snacks.  Camping available (basic facilities) - for local accommodation list, see website.
     
    Vouchers may be used towards cost of CELT training courses held at Seedsavers or Tuamgraney Community Woodland - any difference to be settled on arrival.
     
    All the best,
    CELT (Centre for Environmental Living and Training)
    c/o East Clare Community Coop, Scariff, Co.Clare
    Tel: 061.640765 or 087.6686477
    www.celtnet.org     info@celtnet.org

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