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Biodiversity for Community Spaces
The Irish Community Archive Network presents an online talk with ecologist Janice Fuller, who shares some ideas for protecting and ...
Bellacorrick Musical Bridge
This Bridge at Ballacorrick in County Mayo spanned the Owenmore River. It was constructed ‘by order of the Grand Jury ...
Biodiversity for Citizen Scientists
The Irish Community Archive Network presents this fascinating talk with plant ecologist Dr Fran Giaquinto, on what it means to ...
Memories of Zulu luggers in Mullaghmore
The Last of the Windjammers The greatest era of sail in the Northwest was introduced to Mullaghmore c.1913 when, with the ...
Achill’s Hanging Valley
The basement rocks of Achill &the Curraun Peninsula are the oldest in Ireland. They dated to the Pre – Cambrian ...
Memories of catching my first trout
My memory of the first fishing experience with my grandfather goes back to 1948 when I was just 8 years ...
Martello Towers in Ireland
‘In 1793 Corsica was in insurrection against the French, and the British Government, as a matter of policy, decided to ...
McCann boatyard records
All the records of McCann boatyard activities (orders, invoices and correspondence/record books ) including correspondence from Lord Mountbatten thanking the ...
The Galway Buzz - Buzz na Gaillimhe
A National Biodiversity Week programme Connecting People with Nature
Connaught’s Coronation Stone
Ó Broin Tomás’s Celtica, 29 199 (pages 393 – 401) Show Less in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology] describes the ...
Errew Abbey in County Mayo was a two – bay double – height single – cell Chapel constructed circa 1845 ...
Augustinian Abbey Ardnaree
The Ardnaree Abbey in Ballina gateway has a visual impact on Cathedral Road at the entrance to the Abbey grounds. This ...
Michael Walsh and Michael Madden Currach Making
My grand uncle Michael “Bobby”Walsh was a boat and Currach builder from Inishturk south, he mover to the mainland near ...
Memories of Tremone Bay, County Donegal
These are the memories of Neil McFeely of boating and shipping along the eastern coast of the Inishowen peninsula, county ...
Fanad Currachs, Co. Donegal
Oughterard Boat Builder -Tommy Mallon
Larch and oak Tommy Mallon standing beside a Carval built fishing boat. Tommy built 9-10 of these boats in the 1970s ...
My family (on my mother’s side) hail from Scattery Island on the Shannon. My Uncle, Grandfather, Great Grandfather were Marine ...
BIM 26 Footers - Belderrig, Co Mayo
Picture taken in Belderrig Co Mayo pier 1964. 4 new 26 foot timber boats (known as BIM 26 footers) With a 8 ...
Traditional boat construction (Naimhòg) sometimes called a canoe at Maharees
Photo shows three generations of the Leary family (Murt, Michael & Monty) , Maharees , Co Kerry , naomhòg makers ...
Boatbuilding near Louisburgh
This an article I wrote for the Louisburgh Parish magazine, “An Choinneall” for the 2014 edition.
The marriage of Shipwrights and Lighthouse Keepers.
I come from a family of shipwrights and lighthouse keepers. My great great grandfather, a shipwright, left Kilkenny for Ayrshire, ...
The Punt Guns and Punt Boat, Clarecastle, Co. Clare
Image of punt guns courtesy of John Power, all other images courtesy of Eric Shaw
Net-fishing for salmon on the River Fergus, at Clarecastle, Co. Clare
The boat used by the Clarecastle net-fishermen for many years was known as a gandalow, a design of boat used ...
Developing Your Digital Skills: Introduction to Digitisation
Join Sean Rippington, Digital Archivist and Copyright Manager, University of St Andrews in the first of our webinar series on ...