Events

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Upcoming Events:  

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Diaspora Festival 2020 

The Glenamaddy Boyounagh Heritage Project and the East Galway Family History Society are collaborating in the  planning of a Diaspora In-depth Festival in Glenamaddy in 2020 – more details later.    

Meanwhile, GBHP is pleased to present a short video with photographs of some old houses, ruins and religious sites in Glenamaddy/Boyounagh parish and background music by local musicians.  

A big thank you to all the donors of the photographs, including Mary Brosnan, and Mary Donelan, to  Julie Healy (nee Mulryan), Seamus Mannion and John Duggan for the beautiful music and to Monica Hynes for producing the video.

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Previous Events:

2019 National Heritage Week: 17th – 25th August

Subject: Pastimes/Past Times 

Taking a look at how people occupied their free time down through the years. Pastimes have evolved over time and have been shaped by hundreds of years of storytelling, craft, sport and music.

Heritage Event No.1 

Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 5pm

Nature Walk and Talk

Nature Walk and Talk led by Catherine Seale, Community Water Officer, at Frass Greenway, Glenamaddy. A leisurely ramble through the bog with an informal talk on the various aspects of the area’s rich natural heritage encountered along the way. Approximately one hour’s duration.

Bus provided from the Square, Glenamaddy, at 5pm to Walk starting point.

Sturdy footwear advised.

This event is organised by Glenamaddy Tidy Towns with  Glenamaddy Boyounagh Heritage Project as part of Glenamaddy Heritage Mini Fest 2019.

Heritage Event No. 2

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Traditional Irish Music in Jim Pete’s Pub, Kilkerrin Road

7-9pmLocal children performing

9pm-till lateTraditional Irish music and song performed by adults

This event is organised by Mary MacDermott

Heritage Event No. 3

Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 8pm in Glenamaddy Town Hall

Pastimes/Past Times

Exploring facets of local history and pastimes in bygone days 

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A Tribute to the late John Duggan

This event is organised by Glenamaddy Boyounagh Heritage Project in conjunction with National Heritage Week 2019.

Contributors:  John Donlon, Patricia Scarry, Pat Keaveny, Seamus Mannion, Patricia Keady and Sean Garvey.

Refreshments served

Free admission                                                   Raffle on the night

We wish to thank the following for sponsorship, donations and co-operation in ensuring that our Heritage Mini Fest is a success.

  • Glenamaddy Town Hall Committee
  • Jim Pete’s Pub
  • Mary MacDermott
  • Louise Garvey & Glenamaddy Tidy Towns
  • Catherine Seale
  • John Donlon
  • Patricia Keady
  • Seamus Mannion
  • Councillor Peter Keaveney
  • Sean Garvey
  • Patricia Scarry
  • Pat Keaveny
  • All Sponsors of Raffle Prizes

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Glenamaddy Summer Festival 2019

Thursday 4 July

7pm – Car Treasure Hunt

9pm – Mick Flavin on the street

Friday 5 July

      9pm – Virtual Horse Racing at Divilly’s Welcome Inn

Saturday 6 July

Market Day

12.30pm – Under 8s Girls’ Soccer Blitz

 3pm – Planting a Decorative Herb Container

4pm – Children’s Disco at Glenamaddy Community Centre

9pm – Adult Fancy Dress Party at Raftery’s Oakland

Sunday 7 July

   1pm – Family Fun Day in Collins’ Park Playground

From 4pm – Street Novelty Games

6pm – Live band – “Don’t Do Hugs” on Ballymoe Road

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Heritage Publication Award

Glenamaddy Boyounagh Heritage Project representatives accepting The Cathaoirleach’s Community                                         Heritage Publication Award in the Connemara Coast Hotel on 30th May 2019    

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Glenamaddy Boyounagh Heritage Project Table Quiz 2019

Thanks to the quiz enthusiasts who braved the very challenging weather conditions on Friday 26th April 2019 to take part in Glenamaddy Boyounagh Heritage Project (GBHP) Table Quiz in Jim Pete’s Pub. Understandably, numbers were down due to Storm Hannah which disrupted travel arrangements countrywide that evening but those who attended didn’t let the weather dampen their spirits and everybody enjoyed the event. High scores, reflecting experience, expertise and well-balanced teams left the outcome in doubt right up to the final round. Thanks to Jim Keaveney for placing his facilities at our disposal and for sponsoring a set of trophies for the winners. Thanks also the members of GBHP for sponsoring prizes.  Congratulation to the Winners from Williamstown and the Runners-up who hail from Glenamaddy and well done to all participants and organisers. Kevin Keaveney on behalf of GBHP was on hand to make the presentations to captain Leo Finnegan representing the winning team and captain, Anne Davis, representing the Runners-up.

Members of the Williamstown Winning Team

L – R: Leo Finnegan, Eileen Finnegan, Lynda Collier, Steve Pilgrim

L – R: Kevin Keaveney (GBHP), Anne Davis (Runners-up Captain)

L – R: Kevin Keaveney (GBHP), Leo Finnegan (Winning Captain), Pat Keaveny (Quiz Master)

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Glenamaddy 58th Annual Theatre Festival: 22nd – 30th March 2019

Venue: Town Hall Theatre, Glenamaddy

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Glenamaddy

Sunday 17th March 2019, starting on Creggs Road at 1pm

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Taste of Galway’s Past’

Mike Garvey, Mary Brosnan and Helena Clarke (GBHP) in attendance at ‘A Taste of Galway’s Past’  in Claregalway Castle on 12th Dec. 2018.