Loughrea is a thriving market town in south east galway and is situated on the shores of loughrea lake. The town of ballinasloe lies athwart the river suck, which is the boundary of counties roscommon and galway and the dividing line between the parishes of creagh and kilclooney, which form the joint parish of ballinasloe the river ford always existed, but the town is of modern origin. The unions at glenamaddy, mountbellew, oughterard and portumna were established in 1852. In the year 1798 all the guns seized throughout the surrounding country were brought into the town of loughrea, and the magistrate in charge, having orders to destroy them, caused them to. A former gothic revival church, attributed to architect james pain, which acts as a natural focal point and eye catcher for this part of the town. Sliabh an iarainn slopes a history of the town and parish of ballinamore, co. Loughrea heritage archives loughrea medieval festival. The short article on loughrea in 1847 was originally published in the galway advertiser on 27th february, 1847. Loughrea, the land war in county galway, 18791882 by pat. It has a roman catholic cathedral 190005 and the remains of a medieval castle and friary and of the town fortifications. Curtha in eagar ag padraig o baoill i gcomhar le loughrea history project. Loughrea celtic competes in the first division of the galway district league.
Author title publication details sample location comment. Reading, writing and printing in an irish provincial town maynooth studies in local history. Galway west ardnadoman see ardnadoman west ard na dtuamann thiar, kilconickny civil parish, barony of loughrea, co. The club was established to provide a ladies soccer team to those living in the loughrea and surrounding areas. Our current and primary campaign is to ensure that loughrea town hall and cinema building on barrack street is refurbished and restored to its former prominence as a. Our current and primary campaign is to ensure that loughrea town hall and cinema building on barrack street is refurbished and restored to its former prominence as a centre of cultural life for the town of loughrea. Galway we have been committed to providing our customers with a top class service combined with unbeatable prices for over 18 years. We are so very grateful to each and every person that came out to support us and we truly hope you and your little monsters enjoy the book and tell all your friends that they can get their very own copy on heres a little taster of the fun we all had. This is not a surprise, as the town and local environs have much to offer. Parish registers, transcripts, baptism records, marriage records, and burial records. The article on the heritage of loughrea provides an account of mr. A comprehensive history of the workhouse by peter higginbotham.
Aug 16, 2019 what a huge success our story telling at loughrea library was yesterday. Macguire and published in the galway reader in the 1950s. It discusses the disadvantage felt by the inhabitants due to their need for a seneschal in the town. A shopkeeper in loughrea has written to us a letter on the great disadvantage the inhabitants are under in consequence of the want of a seneschal in that town.
References to this place can be found in the following letters. Our extensive range of office supplies and school supplies means whether you are running a busy office or a busy home or both. It is located in the barony of loughrea in county galway. Athenry is now available to view online, and download for free, thanks to alan burgess and team. It lies along the northern shore of lough lake rea, 116 miles 185 km west of dublin.
The necessity of providing a main drainage scheme for the town of loughrea was called for in march 1910 by dr ryan. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support. Galway public libraries loughrea library in loughrea, county galway galway public libraries loughrea library in loughrea, county galway. Wildlife of loughrea lake with regard to natural history, the lake provides much of interest for the ornithologist. Would you happen to knoe the address in hte town of loughrea its self. The lymphad, or ancient galley, in the centre represents the strong association of st. Galway bibliography loughrea poor law union was formally declared on the 5th september 1839 and covered an. The town of loughrea takes its name from the lake which is often referred to as the. Loughrea town gate, originally a castellated structure, is the only remaining gate through which the medieval town was entered. Wildcard searching if you want to search for multiple variations of a word, you can substitute a special symbol called a wildcard for one or more letters.
Upper tullagh see tullagh upper an tulach uachtair, loughrea civil parish, barony of loughrea, co. This is a pretty large townland containing the principal part of the town of loughrea. Loughrea, along with our medieval neighbours, 5th class pupils from lisheenkyle n. This article was originally published in the galway advertiser on 27th february, 1847. The following information is a starting point for records about the civil parish of loughrea. The loughrea illustrated journal was published between 1857 and 1884. Both organisations are part of the irish family history foundations i. The leaving of loughrea is a pertinent account of conditions in ireland, focused on the region of loughrea, around 1840.
Ireland midwest online county galway towns loughrea. This wellresearched book will fascinate the genealogist whose ancestors are from ireland as well as help one understand the factors that set the stage for the travesty around the potato famine. Callanan encounters historical book launch discover loughrea. The towns cathedral, loughrea cathedral, dominates the towns skyline. The information is based on locations and records before 1922. It is located in the west of ireland, part of the province of connacht there are several irishspeaking areas in the west of the county.
From medieval streets to modern thoroughfares, there is much to see and do in galway as regards times passed. Loughrea civil parish, county galway, ireland genealogy. Our extensive range of office supplies and school supplies means whether you are running a busy office or a. Tuam town commissioners, minutes, 18432014 ttc1 private collections. The stone is now positioned on the lawn in front of turoe house, set in a concrete base and. The book was very useful for me as i am doing my own family history near. Loughrea stands on the ridge that rises above the shores of the lake, the grey lake that gives the place its name. Ira volunteer martin oregan recalled that loughrea was one hundred per cent antinational at this time, and volunteer thomas courtney remembered, thinking back over the years, i have come to the conclusion that galway town was, and in my opinion still is, the most shoneen town in ireland. Information about loughrea, county galway, ireland.
What a huge success our story telling at loughrea library was yesterday. The east of the county is relatively good farmland while the west, known as connemara, is rocky and barren. The union areas in ireland were formed by describing an area of ten miles radius around each market town. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the field books. Those at ballinasloe, clifden, galway, gort, loughrea, and tuam were established in the 1840s. Galway west cahercrea see cahercrea west cathair chre thiar, killeenadeema civil parish, barony of loughrea, co. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. This means providing a space for social inclusion, youth, training, tourism, cultural and social events and the development of. Loughrea history project, temperance hall, barrack st, loughrea, co galway year. He calls on his townsmen to memorial the marquis of clanricarde on the subject.
A market town, in the parish and barony of its name, county of galway, is 109 w. Galway public libraries loughrea library in loughrea. The town lies to the north of a range of wooded hills, the slieve aughty mountains, and the lake from which it takes its name. I read your email regarding michael fahy from loughrea.
For example, world war ii with quotes will give more precise results than world war ii without quotes. My father has a cousin whos father emigrated to new york. Loughreas medieval pattern of long, narrow burgage plots, stretching back from their frontages on main street, often enclose land all the way out to the northern and southern boundaries of the town. Zoom in and out, even view a satellite photograph of loughrea. Excellent history of the land war in western ireland. There was anciently an hospital for lepers in the town, but little of its history is. Bagwell, the tax collector in loughrea during the 1700s. The students drew their designs which are included in the comic book and. Athenry is now available to view online, and download for free, thanks to alan burgess and team at. Tuam burial ground plot book, gcenv128, 30 december 1902 16 february 1920. As you can see my familys name is fahy and i still reside in the loughrea area.
Loughrea library, loughrea, county galway buildings of. Apr 14, 2017 stabilizing a wobbly table top thomas johnson antique furniture restoration duration. The shores of the lake run along the towns southern border, giving loughrea a welldefined shape. For loughrea this is possibly due to it slowly becoming a commuter town for galway city. Loughrea town commissioners, minutes, 19092014, lct1 tuam town commissioners. The stone is now positioned on the lawn in front of turoe house, set in a concrete base and metal cattle grill. Loughrea galway how to get to loughrea best paces to. It details a letter sent to the galway advertiser by a shopkeeper in loughrea. This picturesque town hosts many historical buildings of heritage interest, shops and restaurants. The town plan is roughly an east to west rectangle. Stabilizing a wobbly table top thomas johnson antique furniture restoration duration. The field is barry wayy azure and argent, a standard heraldic method of representing water, and recalls the lake from which the town takes its name. An irish family in the great famine by lally, stephen isbn.
In loughrea, there was a sense that the town was under siege because of the intimidating presence of military and police. The books listed below have been cited or recommended elsewhere on this site. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. Additionally there are other sources available which are pertinent to both research centres and are listed accordingly within the sources section for each company. Authored by declan kelly, the material included in this volume comes from a variety of sources, including the archives of the diocese of clonfert and that which was gathered in 1931 by an tathair eric mcfhinn, a noted polyglot and scholar of the diocese. Loughrea lake loughrea county galway ireland loch riach.
Loughrea the lady gregory and yeats heritage trail. Thomas johnson antique furniture restoration recommended for you. Reading, writing and printing in an irish provincial town maynooth studies in local history lally, bernadette on. He advised the rural district council that t he sewerage of the town is bad and defective the old drains and sewers in the town are bad and roughly built and quite unsuitable for the conveyance of sewage from water closets. A short history of loughrea and athenry walled towns now. Map of loughrea, loughrea map, loughrea, galway map. Loughrea town gate, originally a castellated structure, is the only remaining gate through which the. A thriving town on the main galway dublin road, it is like many other irish towns expanding.
Buy a book on the land war in loughrea, book on coercion acts, book on loughrea history, book on co. Librarything local covers bookstores and libraries, and book events of all kinds. Loughrea rural district council archives collection 1900. Baile locha riach, meaning town of the grey speckled lake is a town in county galway, ireland. Phrase searching you can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order. The incongruity of the juxtaposition of gunbarrels and bronze spearheads can easily be explained. Galway 1881 1882, four courts press, history books on ireland and galway, buy book, purchase book, irish books and irish h. Loughrea, a market and posttown, and a parish, in the barony of loughrea, county of galway, and province of connaught, 18 miles e. Loughrea, a market and posttown, and a parish, in the barony of loughrea.
Loughrea had a printing tradition going back to the middle of the eighteenth century and was unique in the later nineteenth century in having the only literary and local affairs journal published in the west of ireland. Guide to loughrea civil parish, county galway ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Galway is an old city, steeped in history with an interesting past. Loughrea celtic fc is a galway soccer football club that was formed in 2011. It lies on the ancient route between the shannon and the coast. It also considers information about abductions contained in the presentments and informations by grand juries in the eighteenth century. The traditional county includes, and is named for, the city of galway, but the city and county now have separate local authorities.219 1284 902 1514 622 239 182 1470 884 1270 284 661 1462 1453 1318 827 927 306 1460 359 607 295 27 1155 796 1467 671 1385 829 1412 1088 1129 140 355 594 430 1414