About Us

Welcome to the Glenamaddy Boyounagh Heritage Project website. We hope you enjoy browsing through the photographs, information and memories generously shared by members of the community.

The parish of Glenamaddy Boyounagh is situated in north-east county Galway, midway between Tuam to the south-west and Roscommon to the east. Castlerea lies twenty-two kilometers to the north and Mountbellew a similar distance to the south. It is bounded by the parishes of Dunmore to the west, Williamstown to the north, Creggs to the east and Kilkerrin to the south.

A decision was taken by the people of the parish in September 2012 to record the history of families in the parish. It was felt that there were many aspects of our valued heritage which would be lost to future generations unless action was taken to capture them.

Glenamaddy Boyounagh Heritage Project was tasked with the threefold objectives of producing a parish book which will act as a permanent snap-shot of the people of the parish during the 20th century, creating a database of information on the families in the parish and developing a heritage website which aims, through the various postings to showcase our rich and varied inheritance.

The parish heritage book, entitled “Glenamaddy Boyounagh : Our People – Our Heritage which was officially launched on 21st September 2018 in Glenamaddy Community Centre,  contains stories of the people and their traditions, in addition to approved information on each family and interesting facts on the parish and its townlands.

Old parish materials will be accumulated for preservation. The database of information on the families of the parish will allow people, especially descendants visiting from abroad, to view their own family histories. It will be an important source of local information for genealogical research.

The Project Committee greatly appreciates the unstinting work of the volunteers who collected information and photographs for the database, parish book and website and the unqualified support and co-operation of the community in claiming ownership of the process by providing valuable information on families, traditions, cultural heritage, folklore, place names etc. which are unique to our parish.

We invite additional contributions for our website from parishioners and the wider diaspora. We would be delighted to hear from you if you have old photos, articles or memories which you may like to share online and which you think others would enjoy. We very much look forward to hearing from you.

The Glenamaddy Boyounagh Heritage Project committee maintains editorial control over the content on this site.