Field trip to Portumna June 17

Posted on Posted in Archive

The GAHS field trip to Portumna takes place on Sunday 11th June 2017. Our PRO and Galway County Community Archaeologist Dr. Christy Cunniffe will be our expert guide while the Irish Workhouse Centre tour will be conducted by the museum manager Steve Dolan. Please let us know you are coming by sending and email to webmaster@gahs.info. (it’s not essential)

The tour starts in Portumna at the Workhouse Centre. The plan for the day looks like this…

11.00 Arrive at the Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna
Tea / Coffee on arrival
11.30 Tour of Irish Workhouse Centre
12.30 Depart for Portumna Bridge
1.20 Lunch – bring a packed lunch or eat at one of the local food outlets.
2.20 Depart for Portumna Dominican Priory
3.30 Arrive at Portumna Priory
4.30 Leisurely walk through the grounds of Portumna Castle taking in the Viewing Tower / Lady’s Tea House, pass site of the Black Castle, see rare aluminium “Saorstát Éireann” OD point, see the last Mulberry tree and hear about its significance arrive at the back of Portumna Castle. See its well preserved Ha-Ha hear about “Poor Fury” the dog and see his memorial plaque. Walk back to priory via the foundations of the bawn wall, ice house and courtyard buildings.
5.00 End of event.

2016 Journal – Vol 68

Posted on Posted in Archive

We are currently experiencing production difficulties with the 2016 journal. As many of you know the journal normally appears at the end of the year but it has been delayed for the last few years. GAHS is currently working to solve these problems and it is hoped that the 2017 journal will appear on time.

Everyone who paid their membership in 2016 will receive a copy of the journal when it is printed. Please accept our apologies for the delay.

Eugene Jordan,
President of GAHS

Gathering of the Clans – Invitation

Posted on Posted in Archive

Gathering of the Clans
Athenry 1st October 2016

Irish Clans to visit Athenry Representatives of numerous Irish clans will visit Athenry on October 1st for a special event organised by Clans of Ireland. Entitled ‘Gathering of the Clans, Athenry 2016’, the day has been arranged to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the 1316 battle of Athenry. The event will take place in the Athenry Community Centre in Clarke Street. One of the highlights of the day will be a talk by renowned lecturer and author Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle, appropriately titled ‘The Gaelic nobility in the battle of Athenry, 1316 – those who fought, and those who fell’. This free lecture will be delivered at 2.30 pm and is open to all to attend. Read Full Text…