A Colony of Stranger book Cover[Connemara] was inhabited by a race of people, wild, as its Mountains, whose principal occupation was smuggling, about that time I undertook the difficult task of improving the lands and civilising the people, for which purpose I commenced building the town of Clifden
John D’Arcy 1831

Kathleen Villiers TuthillKathleen Villiers-Tuthill, a native of Clifden, is the author of five books, two booklets and numerous articles on the history of west Co Galway. Her work is based principally on primary sources, from public archives and private collections. In recognition of her contribution to the
heritage of the county, she has received two Heritage Awards from Galway County Council and an honorary Master of Arts Degree from NUI Galway.

  • Title: A Colony of Strangers – The founding and early history of Clifden
  • Author: Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill
  • Publisher: Connemara Girl Publications
  • Contact Details: E-mail: vtk@eircom.net
  • Phone: 087 6471107
  • Web: www.connemaragirlpublications.com
  • Details: Hardback, 332pp, price €30
  • ISBN 978-0-9530455-6-3