Clifden Rules the Waves: The story of Clifden men in the greatest Navy on earth (1872-1922) By Steven Dolan The expansion of the British Empire in the nineteenth century owed as much to the dominance of the Royal Navy, as to perhaps any other military or indeed political factor. The […]
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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 […]
This resource is intended to serve as a repository of sources, and a guide to those who wish to trace their family history in the region. Sources vary from easily accessible online records, to more specialized local sources and national archival resources. Genealogical research is becoming easier and more popular […]
Another award for Clifden!! Clifden 2012 won the Best Contribution to Heritage Award at the County Mayors awards ceremony in Loughrea this evening (8th November 2012). Well done Clifden 2012! Photographed L-R: Councillor Eileen Mannion, Martina Moloney-Galway County Manager, Declan Mannion – Clifden 2012, Tom Welby- Galway County Mayor, […]
For the first time ever, Clifden won a major national award. The Galway County Council nominated Clifden as a potential winner for a Pride of Place award. Described by the judges (who selected Clifden as a winner) as: “active, confident and self-sufficient, the community of this thriving town is well […]