Ongoing Research

Ongoing Research

Connemara Descendants Gathering

Connemara Descendants Gathering

Connemara Descendants Gathering 11th – 16th September 2015 Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway The history and heritage filled town of Clifden will host the Connemara Descendants Gathering from Friday 11th – Wednesday 16th September, 2015. The gathering will be officially opened by Cllr. Peter Roche, Cathaoirleach, Galway County Council. All Connemara […]

February 28, 2015 × 12 comments

Ongoing Research

James Hack Tuke Assisted Emigration Scheme 1882-1884

James Hack Tuke Assisted Emigration Scheme 1882-1884

Many people have played important roles in the life of Connemara over the centuries; some have had a negative impact on the people and the landscape, while others have played a positive role in our history. Most of these have been forgotten, or are known to very few. We have […]

December 31, 2014 × 4 comments

Historical Events, Ongoing Research

The Adventure to Clifden

The Adventure to Clifden

  Image courtesy of John Halbrook   Breandán O’Scanaill traces the flight of Alcock and Brown and outlines the conditions prevailing in Clifden at the time. On June 15th 1919, Alcock and Brown crash landed their Vickers Vimy aircraft in Derrygimla Bog just south of Clifden, after their harrowing sixteen […]

December 2, 2010 × 3 comments

Historical Events, Ongoing Research

The Marconi Story

The Marconi Story

  Photo courtesy of Bart Maguire   GUGLIELMO MARCONI   (1874-1937) “There have been three great moments in my life as an inventor. One when my early wireless signals rang a bell at the other side of the room in which I was carrying out my experiment; the second when the signals […]

December 1, 2010 × 1 comment