Moycullen Heritage Category Winner at the Prestigious CAHG Awards

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 10 July 2019

Dr Nick Barratt (Sticks Research Agency - Conference Sponsor), Averil Staunton (Ballinrobe Heritage), Hazel Morrison (Moycullen Heritage), Lorna Elms (iCan and National Museum of Ireland Countrylife), Jane Golding (CAHG Chair)
Moycullen Heritage

“Moving Memories; Migration in Community Archives” was the theme of the Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG) 13th Annual Conference, held this year at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.  The highlight of the CAHG year is the prestigious awards ceremony showcasing work of community groups across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Moycullen Heritage were the proud inaugural winners of this year’s new category “Most Impactful Involvement in a Heritage Project by Young People” – making Ruaidhrí’s Story How Moycullen got its Name now a double award winning publication!

Other categories were:-
“Gathering Heritage” – won by Colourful Heritage from Glasgow
“Community Engagement” – won by Maker Memories of Cornwall who were also the overall winners.

Together with Ms Lorna Elms (iCan and National Museum of Ireland Countrylife), Hazel Morrison of Moycullen Heritage co-presented a paper at the conference titled Bringing Home the Irish Diaspora: the Community Archive as Conduit, Connector and Catalyst.

Don’t forget you can get your copy of Ruaidhrí’s Story at The Village Bookshop Moycullen, Charlie Byrnes’ Galway or online at

This page was added on 13/07/2019.

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