The Galway Archaeological and Historical Society (GAHS) was founded in 1900 to promote the study of the archaeology and history of the west of Ireland. Since 1900 the Society has published 67 volumes of its Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. See our “Journal” tab for details.
The first 55 volumes of this journal are also available for purchase on CD-ROM at a cost of €50.00 inc post and packing. (Current special http://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/womans-health/ offer price €30) Sorry we are currently sold out of CD-ROMs
The Society also runs a lecture series in Galway City, as well as outings to various sites of interest during the summer. It is also involved in liaison with national and local authorities in relation to heritage matters relating to the City and County of Galway.
We invite you to become a member. All members get a free copy of the GAHS Journal normally issued near the end of the calendar year.
The re-edition of Amhráin agus Dánta Raiftearaí,
Dúghlas de Híde’s celebrated collection of the poems of Anthony Raftery
The year 1933 saw the publication of Abhráin agus Dánta an Reachtabhraigh, a collection of the songs and poems of the blind wandering poet Anthony Raftery, a native of Mayo who died near Craughwell, Co. Galway, in 1835. The book was the work of a remarkable, pioneering Irish scholar and patriot, Douglas Hyde (Dúglas de Híde); five years later, An Craoibhín Aoibhinn (to use the pen-name by which he was widely known) would be chosen as first President of Ireland. That 1933 book was an expanded and updated version of his bilingual work, Abhráin atá Leagtha ar an Reachtúire; or Songs Ascribed to Raftery, which first appeared in 1903. (more…)
|Date||2018/19 Season of Talks||Speaker|
|Sep 10th||Votes for Women and Political Citizenship: suffrage campaigners in the West of Ireland.||Mary Clancy|
|Oct 8th||Amhrain agus Danta Raiftearai (a bi-lingual lecture)||Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle|
|Nov 12th||1918 Elections||Dr. Conor McNamara|
|Dec 10th||Ruaidhrí Uí Flaithbheartaigh||Eugene Jordan|
|Jan 14th||Spanish Armada and Galway||Peadar O’Dowd|
|Feb 11th||Roscommon Castle, the Otherworld and the True Cross||Prof. Tadgh O’Keeffe|
|Mar 11th||Traditional Irish Dance||Hubert Jennings|
All lectures take place at the Harbour Hotel, Dock Road, Galway at 8pm
on the second Monday of the month during the season.
War and Revolution in the West of Ireland: Galway, 1913–1922
War and Revolution in the West of Ireland explores the history of the entire revolutionary period in Connaght, with particular focus on the ferment and violence in County Galway. It captures the bewildering strain of these years, the outbreaks of open violence, and the enduring legacies that are felt in the region today.
Ebook available here (£9.99)
Hardback and Paperback
This collection of studies on the history of Gaelic Ireland is the product of four years of an essay competition, sponsored jointly by the Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains (Buanchomhairle Thaoisigh Éireann) and Clans of Ireland (Finte na hÉireann). The works represent the winning entries and superior quality essays from 2013 to 2016, and cover the period ranging from the twelfth to the seventeenth centuries. The study themes range from political and social history to kinship and culture, relating to a selection of Gaelic Irish, Anglo-Norman and Scottish population groups who shared the island.
More information and buy online here
- ISBN: 978-1-9997909-2-9
- Author(s): Joseph Mannion and Katharine Simms (eds)
- Availability: In Stock
Bushypark: Our People-Our Place- A Parish History was produced as part of the 175th celebrations of the building of St. James’ Church.
This high-quality 490 page publication, a first by the author, and a winner of a Mayoral Award in 2017 by Galway City Council, is the result of over 4 years of painstaking research and documentation of the history of the people and places of the parish of Bushypark.
The 22 chapters in this publication are presented in a very clear and concise format. The topics range from, a detailed history of each of the 21 townlands in its immediate catchment area, the encumbered estates, the schools, church, the workhouse, what it said in the papers, to people stories, emigration and parish personalities from the past. (more…)
There is a collection of more than 2,000 volumes of official Vatican documentation from the late 1100’s to the late 1500’s in the Vatican Archives. It is made up of bulls, letters, appointments, and other instruments sent to ecclesiastical and other persons throughout the world. Patrick Larkin has examined these registers, and has extracted all those records relating to Clonfert Diocese. Added to these are the Petitions to the Popes, the Papal letters of Clement VII of Avignon, and the Patent Rolls of Kings Henry III to Edward III. Extensive references have been provided to explain the families and locations mentioned in these records. Indices to these references are provided listing the people, places and foundations mentioned.
“This material will be of great interest to students of history, whether Irish history, cultural history, family history or local history”. –Bishop John Kirby, Loughrea, 2016.
The book can be purchase from this website using the “buy now” link a the end of the page.
Exploring Mayo by Bernard O’Hara, a lavishly illustrated book with an excellent Ordnance Survey map, provides a wonderful appreciation of County Mayo’s rich archaeological, historical, religious and architectural heritage as well as a guide to the attractions of its various regions. After an introduction covering landscape, baronies, parishes and various leisure and cultural attractions, the book has a chapter on the archaeological and historical heritage of the county. This is followed by chapters dealing with eight tours of the county, with an outline history of each town, museum and heritage centre, and placing various attractions in their historical context. In addition, many daughters and sons are profiled. The book has been described by Maureen Murphy, secretary of Killasser/ Callow Heritage Society, as “wonderful”, “terrific” and “stunning”. James Laffey, editor of the Western People has described it as: “an encyclopaedia of all things Mayo”. Peadar O’Dowd in the Galway City Tribune wrote: “modern maps, not to mention sat-navs, all pale into insignificance if you travel to Mayo with Bernard’s book beside you”. The book is designed by Sinéad Mallee, Knock, and printed by KPS Colour Print in Knock. It is published in hardback only by Killasser/Callow Heritage Society. (more…)
HUMBLE WORKS FOR HUMBLE PEOPLE
A History of the Piers of County Galway and North Clare, 1800–1922 NOËL P. WILKINS
This fully illustrated book explores the history of the fishery piers and harbours of Galway and north Clare. A testament to these structures as feats of engineering, it is also a riveting account of the human aspect that shadowed their construction; a beautiful rendering of the maritime activities that gave life to the Wild Atlantic Way – kelp-making, fishing, turf distribution, and sea-borne trade. (more…)
The Galway Archaeological and Historical Society was founded in 1900 to promote the study of the archaeology and history of the west of Ireland. Since 1900 the Society has published 58 volumes of its Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. The first 55 volumes of this journal(covering all years from 1900 to 2003) are now available for purchase on CD-ROM at a cost of €50.00.
Copies can be purchased at any of our meetings and online here using a Credit/Debit card processed through PayPal. Note you do not need a PayPal account to make a purchase. If you would like to place an order using any other means please contact us at info@GAHS.info.
SPECIAL OFFER for a limited time the CD-ROM is available for only €30 including postage.
Sorry we are currently sold out of CD-ROMs