Family and local history course

Connemara West have been working with our wonderful  community volunteers to survey and map the six graveyards in the Ballinakill Parish area.  There is such a great interest in this project and in local and family history that  Connemara West,  with support from  GRETB, are offering a free  Family and local history course on line via ZOOM led by Tutor,  Monica Hynes.  The course will concentrate on the skills to carry out computer based research in archives and repositories, census records, land and estate and Civil and Church records. The course will be mainly held on line but there is now a possible that the final two sessions will be amalgamated into a classroom session or field trip. There will also be a break for mid-term so there will be plenty of time to do the research.  Booking by 4th Feb. Contact Janet on 095 47117 or email on

By |January 28th, 2022|Events|

Understanding local graveyards and burial grounds with Michael Gibbons

Connemara West  are   running a  series of talks with Michael Gibbons for people who have an interest in learning more about  graveyards and the  rich heritage that is to be found in the area.  The 3 workshops will take us  on a journey from early Christian Ireland to the present time.

The course will be delivered online and is free of charge and will take place  on the following Wednesday evenings: 28th April, 5th May and 12th May at 7.30pm

There are limited places available on the course and booking is essential.

We would ask that you would only register for the course if you can commit to attending all of the sessions.

Tickets can also be accessed through Eventbrite to book your place on this free online course –  link below

If you are experiencing difficulties in accessing a ticket contact Janet on 086 244 5948


By |April 19th, 2021|Events|


Interchanges is an annual micro conference which is an initiative of Connemara West plc, Aquinas College, Michigan and Lourdes University, Ohio. The primary aim of the conference is to provide a forum where intending or existing US Ireland study abroad programme directors and other faculty and students can network with each other and Irish collaborative partners, on location in rural Ireland. The first Interchanges conference was held in Renvyle in June 2015 and over the past four years the conference has gone from strength to strength.

By |October 10th, 2018|Events|



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