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History of the Diocese of Galway by Peadar O’Dowd A Lecture entitled, ‘History of the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora’ was delivered by Mr. Peadar O’Dowd to the Galway Archaeological & Historical Society in the Harbour Hotel, Galway on Monday, 14th November, 2011.  The lecture contained some details of the Early Christian Period from Patrician Times with its subsequent emphasis on monastic rather than diocesan authority prior to the Synod of Kells (1152).  The story of subsequent episcopal succession amid the vicissitudes of change from the advent of new religious orders in the aftermath of the Norman invasion, through to the English Reformation and subsequent Penal Times will be discussed. The erection of the wardenship of Galway leading eventually to the initial singular diocese of Galway and its subsequent http://healthsavy.com/product/viagra/ amalgamation with those of Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora will also be covered, as will the formation of the present four deaneries and forty-one parishes (sixteen at present within Galway City) in the modern diocese.  The lecture is based on O’Dowd’s current publication entitled, ‘The Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora – An Illustrated History’ at present being distributed to churches in the diocese. Mr. O’Dowd is an author of several… Read the rest
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October 2011 West Connacht in the eyes of the Bogs engineers 1809-1813 by Dr. Arnold Horner In 1809 the British government appointed commissioners to establish information about the bogs of Ireland and to explore the potential of draining and improving them for cultivation. During the next four years the commissioners divided much of Ireland into districts for each of which an engineer produced a report. Although the bogs were the main focus, many of these reports contain much other interesting information about local conditions. Most of the reports are also accompanied by a series of maps, some of which are of great significance because they show areas thirty years before the first Ordnance Survey maps. This presentation revealed how the western parts of Counties Mayo and Galway were portrayed in the maps and reports of the engineers working for Bogs Commissioners of 1809-13. Four engineers, Richard Griffith, William Bald, J.A. Jones and Alexander http://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/allergy/ Nimmo respectively reported on districts in north-west Mayo, south and east Mayo, the area east of Lough Corrib and in Connemara. Their commentaries, together with the maps provided for each of the districts except Connemara, offer many incidental insights to local life in west Connacht in… Read the rest
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The Rescue of the Passengers and Crew of the Connaught, Oct 7, 1860” by Dr. James Mitchell Dr. Mitchell, a retired lecturer of NUIG, is a patron of the Society and a contributor to its Journal. The steamship Connaught, flagship of The Galway Line, left its home-port of Galway on Tuesday, September 25, 1860, bound for Boston, with 600 persons on board. Early on Sunday, http://premier-pharmacy.com/product-category/anti-fungal/ October 7, with a gale blowing and the sea pouring in through a leak, the ship was found to be on fire. When all hope of survival seemed lost, a brig, the Minnie Schiffer, hove in sight and, having rescued all on board, landed them safely at Boston on Tuesday October 9.… Read the rest
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The Census of 1911: the Western Dimension by Dr. Catriona Crowe The lecture looked at Galway city and county in 1911, with reference to selected census returns and contemporary photographs, dealing with political, social and economic life, sport and culture. Catriona Crowe is Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland. She is Manager of the Irish Census Online Project, which has placed the 1901 and 1911 censuses online free of charge http://healthsavy.com/product/tramadol/ over the last 4 years. She is an Editor of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, which published its seventh volume, covering the period 1941-45, in November 2010. She is Vice-President of the Irish Labour History Society, and a former President of the Women’s History Association.  She is Chairperson of the Irish Theatre Institute, which promotes and supports Irish theatre and has created an award-winning website of Irish theatre productions.… Read the rest
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Previous Lecture Series (2017): January 9th 2017 Family Memories of the Irish Revolution in Galway Town. Peadar O’Dowd February 13th 2017 Monastic Ireland – A gift of the Nile? Alf Monaghan March 13th 2017 The Drowned landscape of the Galway Coast. Michael Gibbons April 10th 2017 Portraits, family and estate papers of the Eyres of Eyreville, Kiltormer, Co. Galway Donal Burke Previous Lecture Series (2012-2013): 10th September, 2012 The shiring of Elizabethan County Galway.  Dr. Joseph Mannion. 8th October, 2012 History of St Mary’s College, Galway.  Mr. Peadar O’Dowd. 12th November 2012 Connemara – Early Monastic Heritage. Archdeacon Anthony Previté 10th December 2012  The Medieval Irish Immram and the West of Ireland.  An tOllamh Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha. 14th January 2013 An aerial perspective of some heritage sites in the West of Ireland. Professor Éamon O’Donoghue 11th February 2013 T.J. O’Connell, Galway TD, Labour Party leader and INTO pioneer. Dr. John Cunningham. 11 March 2013 A lost church in East Galway – the Abbey of the Cormicans. Mr. Patrick Larkin. 8 April 2013 The bridges of County Galway. Mr. Paul Duffy.   Previous Lecture Series (2011-2012): 12 September, 2011: The Rescue of the Passengers and Crew of The Connaught, October 7,1860.  … Read the rest
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