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Thursday 8th September 2016

Description of event

Full Conference programme (English & Irish) can be downloaded below.

9.00am - 9.45am Registration & Tea/Coffee

9.45am - 10.00am Welcome & Introduction

10.00am - 10.45am 'Uncovering Galway's Lost Emigrants in the Nineteenth Century: Assisting the Poor to Leave' by Dr Gerard Moran

10.45am - 11.30am 'UK Sources for Galway Emigrants' by John Grenham

11.30am - 12 noon Tea/Coffee

12.00 noon - 12.45pm 'Wanderers and Workers: Migration from Post-famine Ireland' by Dr Jennifer Redmond

12.45pm - 1.00pm Questions & Answers

1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch

2.00pm - 2.45pm 'Tracing the Irish in Australia and New Zealand' by Brian Donovan

2.45pm - 3.30pm 'The Ghosts of Gorham's Corner' by Eileen Davis & Máirtín Ó Catháin

3.30pm - 3.45pm Coffee/Tea

3.45pm - 4.30pm 'Tracing Galway's Emigrants in the United States and Canada' by Joe Buggy

4.30pm - 5.15pm 'This is a Good Country for all Kind of Men': The Experience of James Hack Tuke's Connemara Emigrants in the American Midwest, 1880-1930 by Dr Regina Donlon

5.15pm - 5.30pm Questions & Answers

6.15pm - 7.30pm Aeraíocht ~ A celebration in music, song and dance This is a presentation and celebration of the cultural traditions of the county in music, song, dance and poetry, with a range of world-class musicians, singers and dancers taking to the stage. 

Find out more about Genealogical Services & Organisations at the Information Stands - please see conference programme for more details.


Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Marquee,
Co. Galway


Galway County Council


Marie Mannion




00353 91 509198

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