One newspaper article in  Connacht Tribune  led with the header great day for Tullycross.  “Tullycross, the village of striking beauty on the Renvyle peninsula which has won fame in recent years for its dramatic renewal celebrated on Wednesday with a remarkable double cememoney.  His grace the Archbishop of Tuam, Most Rev. Dr. Cunnane rededicated the renovated local parish church built over 114 years ago and confirmed nine children from the parish, the U.S.A.  Britain.  Later the Minister for Transport and Power, Mr. Peter Barry, officially opened the Rent A Cottage scheme, Co Galway’s first – it was the first official visit to the parish by a cabinet minister since the foundation of the State.  The rent-a-cottage scheme which has met with marked success and cost £75,000 is one of the most attractive of its kind in the country.”

An extended report on the ceremonies was published the follow week on the 23 May 1974 in the Connacht Tribune which is also shared with this blog.