SEGAHS Conference

Saturday, July 8th 2017

Heritage Conference, in partnership with the South East Galway Archaeological and Historical Society (SEGAHS), titled ‘The Big House and Landlord Village’.

Speakers include…

Dr David Fleming is course director of local history at the University of Limerick, secretary of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement, secretary of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, and a board member of the Irish Georgian Foundation.

Dr Christy Cunniffe is a self-employed archaeologist and heritage consultant and works as Field Monument Advisor for Galway County Council. He leads the Galway Community Archaeology Project and is the organiser of today’s seminar.

Steve Dolan is a historian based in East Galway. He holds an MBA (from NUIG) and an MA in History (from UL). He is manager of the Irish Workhouse Centre – Portumna, and editor of the SEGAHS Journal (

John Joe Conwell is a local historian, author, and specialist on the ’big house’ and their occupiers in South-East Galway. He has recently completed work on his latest book Portumna by the Shannon which will be launched shortly.

David Broderick is the in-house historian at the Irish Workhouse Centre. He is Chairperson of the Lorrha-Dorrha Historical Society in Tipperary, contributor to various publications, and joint-editor of  ‘The Lamp’.

Damien O’Connor is a historian and member of the Irish Georgian Society. Among Damien’s publication06. Eyrecourt Castle 2s, he has completed a dissertation on the Eyrecourt staircase and has led efforts for its repatriation from the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Both SEGAHS and the Irish Workhouse Centre are delighted to once again welcome Dr Anne Walsh and her students from NUIG’s Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development as our special guests.

Keep in touch for more details…

The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Tel: 00-353 (0) 90-9759200 |