September 11, 2015 all-day
Various Locations
Co. Galway


Connemara Descendants Gathering September 11th – 16th 2015

Line up includes:

– Free, expert genealogical advice and assistance with David Collins, Antoinette Lydon & Marie Mannion at the Clifden Station House Hotel.

– Official Opening by Cllr. Peter Roche, Cathaoirleach, Galway County Council in the Station House Hotel Theatre

– Heritage guided walk around Clifden with Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill, writer & historian.

– ‘Exploring 5000 Years of Renvyle Settlement & Settlers’, a coach trip of the Renvyle Peninsula with Michael Gibbons, local historian and archaeologist.

– Traditional Boats’ Display, Clifden Beach

– Heritage guided walk of Inishbofin with Tommy Burke, local historian.‘Exploring 5000 Years of Renvyle

– Settlement & Settlers’ a coach trip of the Renvyle Peninsula with Michael Gibbons

– Heritage guided walk around Clifden with Breandan O’Scanaill, local historian Starting at Station House Hotel

– ‘Omey Feichín, Sacred Island’ a walking tour with Michael Gibbons, local historian and archaeologist.

– Exhibitions on display at Library, Traditional Music in pubs throughout the town each evening

– ‘Raiders & Traders on the South-West Coast’ a coach trip with Michael Gibbons, local historian and archaeologist.

– The Tuke Families Talk by Dr Regina Donlon at Station House Theatre

– ‘From Poverty to Prosperity: The Tuke Assisted Emigration Scheme from Connemara to North America in the 1880s’ Talk by Dr Gerard Moran in the  Station House Theatre