Local Social History Evening

Collinamuck Community Committee

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Collinamuck Community Committee
Seamus Gavin
Moycullen Heritage
Kathleen Villiers Tuthill
Connemara Girl Publications


Event Details

Date:  Saturday, 14th March 2020
Time:  7.30pm Sharp
Place:  Collinamuck School, Collinamuck, Co. Galway
Organisers:  Collinamuck Community Committee


Order of evening

Talk 1
Topic:  Old Galway Clifden Railway
Speaker:  Kathleen Villiers Tuthill
Kathleen will have a selection of her books available for sale on the night.

Talk 2
Topic:  History of Past Local Churches and Priests
Speaker:  Seamus Gavin


Speaker Profiles:-



Seamus Gavin is a retired secondary school teacher (The Bish Galway) and former Councillor at Galway County Council.
He is from the townland of Knockaunranny in Moycullen and respected as one of our area’s renowned historians.
Seamus is an avid follower of our local GAA, a regular contributor to Sonas and weekly pens the Moycullen news for the Connacht Tribune.








Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill, a native of Clifden, is the author of five books, two booklets and numerous articles on the history of west Co Galway. Her work is based principally on primary sources, from public archives and private collections.
In recognition of her contribution to the heritage of the county, she has received two Heritage Awards from Galway County Council and an honorary Master of Arts Degree from NUI Galway.
Kathleen lectures frequently to local history societies and other groups throughout the country.


Books by Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill


Alcock and Brown
The first non-stop transatlantic flight

History of Clifden

A Colony of Strangers
The founding & early history of Clifden

Beyond the Twelve Bens

Beyond the Twelve Bens
A History of Clifden and District 1860-1923

Patient Endurance

Patient Endurance
The Great Famine in Connemara

History of Kylemore Castle and Abbey

History of Kylemore Castle & Abbey

Patient Endurance

The Connemara Railway


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