Moycullen Historical Society

Cumann Staire Ruaidhrí Uí Fhlaitheartaigh Mháigh Cuilinn

Committee 2015/2016. Back Row: Murt Davoren, Mark McNally, Tara De Renzy, Hazel Morrison-Pagett, Mary Ann Feeney, Joe Loughnane. Front Row: Tomas Coyne, Tim Griffin, Mary O'Shea, Walter McDonagh, Miriam McKiernan. Missing from Photo: Anne Newell, Tom Newell, Nora King, Michael Baker, Maire Baker, Ben McPoland and Thomas Hackett.
Photo Credit: Sean Lydon
Cert for Nomination in County Heritage Awards 2011
Photo Credit Moycullen Historical Society

in honour of a local historian, of international renown

Bunaíodh Cumann Staire in Maigh Cuilinn sa bhlian 1995. Bhí sé ainmnithe Cumann Staire Ruaidhrí Uí Fhlaitheartaigh in onóir an 17ú haois Staraí agus Scoláire cáiliúil, idirnáisiúnta, a rugadh I Mhaigh Cuilinn.

Mar aidhm ag Cumann Staire a bhí a chaomhnú agus a stair saibhir agus éagsúil amhairc, scríofa agus cluastuisceana Maigh Cuilinn a chaomhnú.

The society was formed in 1995 and named in honour of Ruaidhrí Ui Fhlaitheartaigh, the 17th century Moycullen-born historian and scholar of international renown.

Cumann Staire Ruaidhrí Ui Fhlaitheartaigh’s aim is to preserve and conserve Moycullen’s rich visual, written and aural history. Several books have been published including ‘Maigh Cuilinn A Mhuintir’, several monuments and plaques have been erected and various events have been organised over the years.

current projects

Some of our current projects are:

  1. Collection of ‘Field Names’ from landholders throughout the parish
  2. Collection of Folklore and Oral History from the area in collaboration with the local Active Retirement Association, The White Gables and the Heritage Department Galway County Council.
  3. Development of website in partnership with the Galway County Council/iCan project in order to showcase our diverse and wonderful heritage.
  4. Development of Moycullen’s Walking Trails
  5. Inventory of Moycullen’s Monuments and Sites of Interest on a townland by townland basis.

contributing to the site

You can add a comment about anything on the website by clicking on the ‘Add a comment’ link at the bottom of each page. You can also submit your own photos, stories or information to the site by using our contribution form.

becoming part of our team

This website is created by a group of volunteers. We’re always interested in welcoming new recruits, so if you wish to take part in any way, please contact us.  Beidh fáilte romhat.  Ní neart go cur le chéile.  Cumann Staire members meet on a monthly basis from September to May. Details of meeting times are displayed on our Facebook page and the notice board outside Árus Uilinn. Bígi linn.

2017/2018 committee

Chairperson:  Mark McNally
Vice Chairperson:  Tomas O’Cadhain
Secretary:  Mary O’Shea
Treasurer:  Mary Ann Feeney

Walter McDonagh, Maire Baker, Michael Baker, Tara De Renzy, Tim Griffin, Joe Loughnane, Miriam McKiernan, Hazel Morrison.

 

 

 

This page was added on 08/02/2016.

Comments about this page

  • The site looks great, well done to all involved. A great asset for the community

    By bernadette (25/05/2016)
  • Well done to Moycullen Historical Society, this is an incredible resource you have available to reach out to people near and far.

    By Pauline Connolly (24/05/2016)
  • Congrats on the new website, Looks great!

    By Clare Horgan (20/05/2016)

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