Heritage Week 2017

Jan 26, 2017 by

The Irish Workhouse Centre are once again planning a week full of activities and culture, including

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Sat 19th (12-4pm): Folklore, Fossils, and the Forge

Sun 20th (10:30am-2:30pm): Reaching Out: Autism Day

Mon 21st (10am to 4pm): Lá Gaeilge

Tue 22nd (11:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-2:30pm): Artefacts Day

Wed 23rd (12:30pm to 3:30pm): Sounds of the Workhouse

Thu 24th (1-6pm): Who do you think you are?

Fri 25th (12-5pm): Cures in Nature

Sat 26th (9:30am-5pm): Workhouse Heritage Day

Sun 27th (12-1pm and 2-3pm): Chase a fairy, find a bee…


The Workhouse ‘On Tour’…

Sat 19th (All Saints Heritage Centre, 12pm): Clonburmen in the British Army

Sat 19th (Crossroads Community Centre, 2pm): Congmen in Crown Forces

Sat 19th (Ruanes of Glentane, 7:30pm): The Inn of Glentane

Tues 22nd (Athenry Heritage Centre, 4:30pm): Athenry 200

Wed 23rd (Ballinasloe Library, 2:30pm): Cricket in Co Galway

Thu 24th (Birr Library, 11:30am): The Head Family and their Legacy           .

Thu 24th (Scariff Library, 12pm): The Workhouses of the Region

Thu 24th (Loughrea Library, 2:30 – 6pm): Exhibition on Loughrea Workhouse

Fri 25th (Kilbarron Hall, 8pm): Kilbarron Terryglass Soldiers in HM Forces


Workhouse Publications for Heritage Week…                          4

Sat 19th: Portumna Priory Inscriptions. Launch at Portumna Library at 12pm

Sat 19th: Clonburmen in the British Army. Launch at the Clonbur lecture

Sat 19th: Congmen in Crown Forces in C19. Launch at Cong at 3pm

Sat 19th: The Inn of Glentane. To be launch at Ruane’s Bar at 8pm

Tue 22nd: The most harmless…. Launch by Eoin O’Neill at the Workhouse at 8:30pm

Thu 24th: Workhouses of the Region. Launch at Loughrea & Scariff Libraries

Sat 26th: Folklore Booklet (gathered from National Schools), launch at noon

Sun 27th: Meelick Medieval Church by Dr Christy Cunniffe at 12pm at Meelick

Sun 27th: Lawrences of Lawrencetown by Aron Donnolly. Launch at Pardys at 7:30pm


In addition, in partnership, withGo Wild Nature Camp Programme_Portumna2

(i) Galway Heritage Forum, the centre will host an exhibition on Ecclesiastical Art from Co Galway from Monday, August 21st, from 8pm;

(ii) Athenry Heritage Centre and SEGAHS, the centre will host a lecture by Eoin O’Neill on Constable Whelan & 1916 on Tuesday, August 22nd, at 8:30pm,

(ii) BirdWatch Ireland and Galway County Council, the centre will host ‘Go Wild’ Nature Camps on Wednesday, August 23rd and Thursday, August 24th.


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