EMIGRATION & OUR COUNTY GALWAY DIASPORA
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,
Galway County Council
00353 91 509198