The Galway Archaeological and Historical Society (GAHS) was founded in 1900 to promote the study of the archaeology and history of the west of Ireland. Since 1900 the Society has published 67 volumes of its Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. See our “Journal” tab for details. The first 55 volumes of this journal are also available for purchase on CD-ROM at a cost of €50.00 inc post and packing. (Current special http://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/womans-health/ offer price €30)
The Society also runs a lecture series in Galway City, as well as outings to various sites of interest during the summer. It is also involved in liaison with national and local authorities in relation to heritage matters relating to the City and County of Galway.
We invite you to become a member. All members get a free copy of the GAHS Journal normally issued near the end of the calendar year.
|| Season 2017 and 2018 Lectures
||Archaeology of the Slieve Aughty Mountains
||Dr. Christy Cunniffe
||The response of the Irish State to subversion, 1969-1981
||Dr. Sean O Duibhir
||…tanners, toners, tricksters and tinkers…
|| Exploring Mayo
||An academic guest of His Majesty
followed by the AGM
||A History of Child Protection
||“Sagart gan iomrádh“: an tAth. Domhnall Ó Morchadha (1858-1935) agus amhráin ar an sean-nós in Pennsylvania.
||Dr Deirdre Ní Chonghaile
||Cherishing all the children of the nation equally?: The Galway branch of the NSPCC, 1916-1922.
||Dr. Jackie Uí Chionna
All lectures take place at the Harbour Hotel, Dock Road, Galway at 8pm
on the second Monday of the month during the season.
Exploring Mayo by Bernard O’Hara
This lecture will be based on Bernard O’Hara’s new book entitled Exploring Mayo, which provides a wonderful appreciation of the county’s rich heritage and a guide to the attractions of its various regions. This lecture, illustrated with stunning images, will include archaeological, historical, architectural and religious treasures from prehistoric times to the present. Read Full Text…