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Census Reports 1851-1911: County Galway Census Reports 1851-1911: County Galway

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ISBN: 1-84630-410-5

Government census taking began in the early nineteenth century in Ireland. The first, and partial, census was carried out in 1813. This was followed in 1821 with the first complete countrywide census on 28 May. A new census was taken every 10 years after this date, up to 1911. The census for 1921 was never carried out because of the disarray caused by the War of Independence. Censuses for what is now the Republic of Ireland began in 1926.

The aim of the census was to understand the size and make-up of the Irish population to better inform government policy. As a consequence the range of questions asked, and information gathered, in each of the census returns 1821-1911 varied. In general they got progressively more detailed as new issues were felt important enough to analyse statistically.

The majority of Irish census returns from the nineteenth century were destroyed. The 1861-91 census returns were officially destroyed in their entirety, partly because of paper shortages at the outbreak of the World War in 1914. Earlier returns (1813-51) were mostly destroyed with the destruction of the Public Record Office at the outset of the Civil War in 1922.

But the statistical results from all these census returns were compiled into tables and printed for circulation among civil servants and politicians. From 1851 to 1911 these statistical tables and accompanying analysis were printed in a volume for each county for each year. It is these county reports that are reproduced here on CD-ROM or digital download.

Initially these tables recorded the numbers, ages and gender of the population by townland, civil parish and barony. These figures are important as they describe the changing circumstances of each district in Ireland and provide contextual information for family and social history. The reports usually list the change in population over the previous 10 years, so at a glance you can see the impact of the Famine in the 1851 reports. From 1871 the information gathered increased dramatically, and tables of statistics concerning "conjugal condition" (i.e. marital status), occupation, location of birth, disability, religious profession, education, emigration and foreigners appear.

The reports are far more than dry statistical tables. With this information the experience and composition of a townland can be tracked over the decades. Families and individuals were part of a wider townland community, and knowing that history can help researchers assess the social environment of a family. This provides essential background and context for any family history.

This collection of official census reports for County Galway includes the following years: 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911. Together these reports come to 1,250 pages. 


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Census Reports: Galway 1851 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Galway 1851 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-403-2

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Census Reports: Galway 1861 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Galway 1861 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-404-0

Download the 1861 Census Report for County Galway containing 85 pages (8,840KB)

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Census Reports: Galway 1871 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Galway 1871 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-405-9

Download the 1871 Census Report for County Galway containing 194 pages (16,970KB)

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Census Reports: Galway 1881 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Galway 1881 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-406-7

Download the 1881 Census Report for County Galway containing 194 pages (21,638KB)

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Census Reports: Galway 1891 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Galway 1891 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-407-5

Download the 1891 Census Report for County Galway containing 194 pages (24,381KB)

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Census Reports: Galway 1901 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Galway 1901 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-408-3

Download the 1901 Census Report for County Galway containing 261 pages (25,500KB)

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Census Reports: Galway 1911 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: Galway 1911 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-409-1

Download the 1911 Census Report for County Galway containing 237 pages (22,161KB)

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William Hamilton Maxwell, Wild Sports of the West, with Legendary Tales and Local Sketches, 1838 William Hamilton Maxwell, Wild Sports of the West, with Legendary Tales and Local Sketches, 1838

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ISBN: 1-84630-227-7

First published in 1832 and republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom is the 1838 London edition of Wild Sports of the West. With Legendary Tales and Local Sketches. Containing some 414 printed pages as recently as 2006 The Sunday Post in its review of Rough Shooting of Ireland declared that Wild Sports of the West remained one of the classics of Irish rural life of the nineteenth-century in a world in which gentlemen revelled in their privileges and peasants understood that their role in life was to help them enjoy those luxuries. It was here that Wild Sports of the West portrayed the delights of wild fowling where peasant gamekeepers made sure that there was always sufficient wildlife to provide entertainment 'and tasty dishes for gentlemen'.

Written by William Hamilton Maxwell (1792-1850), Maxwell was born in Newry and had inherited from his grandfather, murdered in 1798, a love of the military. As a boy it is told that Maxwell was was preoccupied with arms and he later claimed that as a child he had witnessed more than twenty duels. Educated at Trinity College, Maxwell's preferred career path was that of a soldier, but forced by circumstances and the direction of his benefactor he undertook holy orders, a career by all accounts that he had no vocation for. Ordained in 1813 he was initially appointed to the poor curacy of Clonallon overlooking Carlingford Bay. However, his fortunes changed when he married in 1817 the daughter of Leonard Dobbin, MP for Armagh City and was soon given that valuable living of the Rectory of Balla in Co. Mayo worth some £400 a year. While here Maxwell took advantage of the rent free cottage given to him by the Marquis of Sligo from where he pursued his much-loved hunting and fishing expeditions. He was also a regular visitor to the garrison at Castlebar becoming an honorary member of the officers mess where he overheard many of the war stories from veterans of the Napoleonic Wars that were to embellish his highly popular works of fiction.

His first effort was the unsuccessful O'Hara (1825), but during the periods when hunting was poor he wrote the highly successful Wild Sports of the West (1832) followed by the military novels Stories from Waterloo (1834) and the Life of the Duke of Wellington (1839-41). These are credited with starting the school of rollicking military fiction, which culminated in the novels of Charles Lever. Maxwell also wrote, amongst other things, a History of the Irish Rebellion (1845) a refutation of Madden's Lives of the United Irishmen. Removed from his benefice in 1844 Maxwell became a full-time man of letters with many of his writings becoming standard texts of British military history, leading some to rumour that he was a military veteran.

Wild Sports of the West is comprised of forty-four chapters, which take the form of letters of the writer's - Maxwell's - adventures to his friends and acquaintances. These portray in vivid accounts some of the wild and in some instances not a little fantastical adventures of the writer as he hunted, fished and poached in the west of Ireland and retold the local stories and anecdotes of the west relayed to him by his local guides and gamekeepers. Wild Sports of the West was and remains a classic of Irish outdoor pursuits and will greatly appeal to anyone interested in the outdoor pursuits real and fantastical portrayed by a very entertaining storyteller. 


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The Gailliv. An Illustrated History of the Ancient City of Galway (1901) The Gailliv. An Illustrated History of the Ancient City of Galway (1901)

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ISBN: 1-84630-106-8
Number of Pages: 140
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Published in 1901 in conjunction with the Great Augustinian Bazaar, The Gailliv, is a rather unique look at Galway history. Compiled by the Augustinian Fathers and along with the Bazaar it was intended to be a means to raise much needed funds for the repair of the Church of St. Augustine, on Middle Street, in Galway city. The publication was published with the pre-eminent history of Galway, James Hardiman's History of the Town and County of Galway, very much in mind. The preface of The Gailliv remarks that it is in a way to "fill the place of a Part-Supplement" to Hardiman's work. The book is even dedicated to Hardiman, who also laid the foundation stone of the Church of St. Augustine in Galway.

The first part of the book deals mainly with the history of the Augustinians in Galway, including Forthill Cemetery, the ancient abbey as well as the nunnery. The second part of the book includes detailed articles on the history of Galway, the corporation, and incidents in the history of the city. The final part of the publication covers the build up to the Great Augustinian Bazaar in August 1901. The Gailliv is also littered with illustrations and photographs of Galway, the Augustinian's themselves, and two wonderful photos of some members of the Ladies and Gentlemen's Bazaar Committees. For any scholars or people with an interest in Galway, this publication is an important addition to the work of James Hardiman and provides an interesting insight into the history of the Augustinian Fathers in Galway.

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Census of Ireland, Co. Galway 1871 Statistical Abstracts Census of Ireland, Co. Galway 1871 Statistical Abstracts

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ISBN: 1-84630-098-3

Printed in Dublin for Her Majesty's Stationary Office by Alexander Thom of Dublin and published in 1874, the statistical abstracts for the 1871 Census of Ireland for the county and town of Galway provides incredibly detailed and fascinating statistical material on this county.

While most genealogists and historians in Ireland will be familiar with the manuscript 1901 and 1911 Censuses of Ireland detailing households and the individuals contained therein, the statistical data that was gathered, analysed and published in tabular form is often easily overlooked.

Since the first gathering of census data in Ireland in 1821, the Government's Stationary Office has used the information gathered to help understand and formulate policy in three broad areas, namely health, housing and education.

Presented her are the tables and statistical analyses for the town and county of Galway. Extending to some 200 pages the information gathered in the 1871 Statistical Abstracts for Galway is presented in over 40 tables. The wealth of information that is available, often right down to the smallest geographical denomination, the townland, is impressive and is often used by social historians to identify trends in areas over a decennial period. The Statistical Abstracts, from the 1831 Census onwards, compare current data with that of the previous Census. In this way trends can be readily identified. The most obvious trend is that of population change. In a number of tables the 1871 Census of Ireland provides data on the number of occupied dwellings, unoccupied dwellings and population, which is broken down by age and gender for 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1871 Censuses of Ireland. This information highlights the levels of rural depopulation in Galway and increases in the populations of the major urban centres. These Statistical Abstracts were and are used in attempts to assess loss of life in the Great Famine and general migration levels.

Pertinent to Connaught is the information collected on Irish language usage. From the 1851 Census of Ireland onwards Census enumerators collected data on the numbers of Irish only and Irish and English speakers. The trend of decline in spoken Irish can clearly be witnessed in the 1871 Census of Ireland, even in the barony of Arran. In 1871 the number of Irish only speakers was recorded as 2,573 compared with 3,727 a decade earlier, although this has also to be seen in the context of smaller population base.

For anybody with an interest in the social and demographic history of Galway, the 1871 Census of Ireland, is to be highly recommended and provides a degree of statistical information available in no other source.

 


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James Hardiman's History of the Town and County of the town of Galway James Hardiman's History of the Town and County of the town of Galway

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ISBN: 1-84630-026-6
Number of Pages: 421
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This book is considered to be the definitive history of Galway. James Hardiman, an active member of the Royal Irish Academy and sub-commissioner of Public Records at Dublin Castle published it in 1820. As a result the book contains much information now lost as a consequence of the 1922 fire at the Public Record Office. The book is organised into four sections, with additional appendices and other information at the end. These are:

· History of Galway from earliest times to the present in 7 chapters. This is the main bulk of the book and includes copious transcripts of original sources.

· The Corporation of Galway. This section includes lists of all city officials and MPs from earliest times and copies of the charters, etc.

· Ecclesiastical History of Galway.

· Galway in 1820. Details of all official, public and private institutions, governance, education, economic information, etc.

The book also contains many fine illustrations of the city, as well as maps, including a large-scale map of the city in 1651.

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Pigot's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1824, Connaught section Pigot's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1824, Connaught section

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ISBN: 1-84630-029-0

This is one of earliest full commercial directories of Ireland, and includes over 220 urban centres throughout the island. Organised by Province, and then town, it lists all the principal office holders, gentry, professionals, tradesmen, hotels, schools, public institutions, churches, and even pubs for each town in Ireland. There is a description of each Province and town as well. This was Pigot's much-expanded second edition (the previous version dated 1820) and is now extremely rare.

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Samuel Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 3 vols (1st Edition, 1837) Samuel Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 3 vols (1st Edition, 1837)

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ISBN: 1-84630-000-2
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland is the first detailed study of its kind for Ireland. It was published in 1837, before the Famine (1845-50), so it is very important for historians and genealogists of the early nineteenth century.

Lewis gives details about every parish, town and village in Ireland, including numbers of inhabitants, the economy, history, topography, religion and parish structures, administration and courts, schools, and much more. He also gives the names of the principal inhabitants (generally landlords, merchants and professionals).

This Dictionary is in four parts:

· Preface & Subscribers

· Volume 1: A-G

· Volume 2: H-Z

· Volume 3: Maps

The Maps are in full colour, making this source one of the most important for research on Ireland. 


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Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1846, Connaught Section Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1846, Connaught Section

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ISBN: 1-84630-004-5

This superb book includes a full commercial directory for the entire country. Organised by Province, and then town, it lists all the principal office holders, gentry, professionals, trades, hotels, schools, public institutions, churches, and even pubs for each town in Ireland. Slater took over Pigot's important publication of commercial directories of Ireland, and this was the first instalment. It has almost twice as much detail as its predecessor (published in 1824), and is now an extremely rare item.

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Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1870: Connaught Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1870: Connaught

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ISBN: 1-84630-125-4

For those familiar with the study of Irish history and in particular Irish genealogy, directories such as Slater's are a vital research tool. Each town and village contained in the Directory is introduced by its geographical location in relation to its nearest railway station together with population statistics derived from the 1861 Census of Ireland as well as a brief geographical and topographical description. The Directory provides the names and addresses of the principal private residents, together with those engaged in commercial and agricultural activity as well as the presence and location of religious, commercial and public institutions.

This publication reproduces just the Province of Connaught section of Slater's 1870 Royal National Directory of Ireland. This directory is one of only nine national directories for Ireland published prior to 1900 and an essential research tool for the study of Irish genealogy and history. 
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Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1881, Connaught Section Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1881, Connaught Section

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ISBN: 1-84630-037-1

This superb book includes a full commercial directory for the entire country. Organised by Province, and then town, it lists all the principal office holders, gentry, professionals, trades, hotels, schools, public institutions, churches, and even pubs for each town in Ireland.

This is the third edition of Slaters, for the year 1881, and contains 1,580 pages of information including a large-scale map of Ireland.

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Mr. Tuke's Fund for Assisted Emigration 1882-5 Mr. Tuke's Fund for Assisted Emigration 1882-5

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ISBN: 1-84630-056-8

This extraordinary book, was a private collection of 20 separately published pieces relating to work by the Committee of Mr. Tuke's Fund. This fund was established in 1882 to assist emigration from the west of Ireland to America, specifically the Unions of Belmullet, Newport & Swineford in Co. Mayo, and Clifden, Oughterard and the Aran Islands in Co. Galway. 9,482 people were assisted by this fund up to 1885, and this book contains a vast amount of detail about the working of the fund, but also about the experience of the emigrants themselves. This includes extensive descriptions of the places where emigrants came from, the emigrants themselves, the process of emigration (including anecdotal reports on their experiences), where they went (USA, Canada and Australia), a detailed list of the specific places they were settled in the US, dates of emigration and sailing details. Most unusually the book contains extensive letters home from the emigrants on arrival. It also analyses what happened to their small holdings in Ireland after they left, giving a full list of emigrants' names and the townlands they came from.

This one-off book also has an inserted hand written letter from James H. Tuke to the Duke of Bedford, President of the Committee, explaining that he was sending him this copy of the Reports to better understand the experience of his fund to that date.

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Ward & Lock's Pictorial Guide to Connemara c.1890 Ward & Lock's Pictorial Guide to Connemara c.1890

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ISBN: 1-84630-075-4
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Ward and Lock's Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to Connemara and the West of Ireland was published in London circa 1890 and can be viewed as a continuation of a myriad of books published in Ireland for the more intrepid foreign or Irish traveller throughout the nineteenth-century. However, with the advent of widespread rail communication in Ireland, the Pictorial & Descriptive Guide filled a niche for a new type of guide appealing to a new type of tourist. The Guide sought to provide information on every conceivable aspect of the tourist's travels, ranging from prices and descriptions of hotels to descriptions of the principal towns, the important antiquarian views and the botanical specimens that the traveller could expect to see on any one of the thirteen tours described. Ward and Lock's Guide, represents an important source for anyone interested in social history, travel history or the development of the Irish tourism industry. It is lavishly illustrated throughout, including 6 colour maps and many colour plates covering much of Counties Galway, Mayo and Sligo.

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The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 3 (1893) The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 3 (1893)

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ISBN: 1-84630-133-5
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Published by HMSO from evidence given to both house of Parliament in February 1893 by Assistant Commissioner Mr. C. Rogers, the full title of this publication gives some idea as to its nature and scope:

'Royal Commission on Labour: The Agricultural Labourer. Vol. IV. Ireland, Part III, Reports by Mr. C. Rogers, (Assistant Commissioner) upon certain selected districts in counties Cavan, Dublin, Galway & Tipperary'.

In fact, the information presented in the 80 page Report was taken from the Commission's Surveys of four Poor Law Unions, namely Loughrea, Roscrea, Balrothery and Bailieborough and is one of a number of similar reports into the state of agricultural labourers that taken with the reports that covered the remainder of the county constitutes one of the most detailed investigations into the conditions of agricultural labourer in Ireland ever undertaken. The evidence presented in the Reports derived from a plethora of sources, which give both this and the Commission's conclusions great validity. Amongst the sources from which evidence was garnered were secretaries of local labour leagues, land agents, independent witnesses, Poor Law Union Guardians, parish priests as well as personal interviews by the Commissioner and his agents. These interviews included visiting labourers' cottages in each of the subdistricts of the unions surveyed and much of the firsthand evidence gathered revealed the depressing conditions experienced by the rural and urban labourer alike.

The scope of the Commission's inquiry was as far-reaching as were its final conclusions. The specific areas of inquiry for volume IV part III were as follows: Railway communications; difference in attitude of English and Irish employers; unions compared as to supply of and demand for labour; everywhere a considerable amount of labour done by farmers and families; probable influence of cottage gardens on future; supply of labour.; hours of labour; difficulty of estimating total earnings; comparison between pay of ordinary labourers and farm servants in Bailieborough and Belper; construction of cottages; exercise of sanitary powers in England and Ireland; attitude of some guardians to 'Labourers' Acts'; labourers' opinions as to administration; ownership various; some freeholders. Mostly sub-let by farmers; rates paid by landowners and farmers jointly; influence of wretched houses on condition; uncertainty of employment. These differed only slightly from area or inquiry conducted into the conditions of agricultural labourer in other parts of the country and a total of 51 areas of agrarian society were examined by the Commission. The Commission for part III concluded that their 'Inquiry well received, especially by labourers'.

In short, the Commission probed into every conceivable aspect of labourer's lives and probably extended its scope beyond its original remit by inquiring into the conditions and circumstances of town labourers, miners and women labourers both town and country. Taken as a whole the 1893 Royal Commission on Labour provides provides some of the best social, economic and historical data available for the labouring classes of Ireland towards the end of the 19th century and will be a useful time for academics and those simply interested in the socio-economic conditions experienced by much of the population of Ireland in the 1890s.

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Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1894: Connaught Section Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1894: Connaught Section

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ISBN: 1-84630-102-5

This publication reproduces just the Province of Connaught section of Slater's 1894 Royal National Directory of Ireland. This directory is one of only nine national directories for Ireland published prior to 1900. Apart from the fulsome coverage given-over to Ireland's four major cities, Slater's also provides information on the principal private and commercial residents (including farmers) of the larger towns and villages. As a fully searchable CD-Rom, the publication of Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland is an essential research aid that must grace the shelves of anybody interested in the people and institutions of Ireland. 
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The Irish Tourist Association, See Ireland First Galway and Mayo , c1930s The Irish Tourist Association, See Ireland First Galway and Mayo , c1930s

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ISBN: 1-84630-579-9

Published by the Irish Tourist Association as part of the See Ireland First Series, Galway and Mayo is a small but extremely pretty publication. Included in the 37 pages are 10 pages of photographs of some of the most picturesque and beautiful sites of Galway and Mayo. The text itself covers many of the areas which would be of interest to tourists visiting the region. Beginning in Galway City and covering aspects of the city's history and places to visit the university the book moves out to the surrounding areas such as Slathill and Barna and beyond covering areas such as Cong, the Aran Islands, Connemara, Clifden, Roundstone, Leenane, Loughrea and Kilmaduagh.

The second part of the book deals with Mayo, again covering areas like Westport, Croagh Patrick, Achill Island, Belmullet, Foxford and Castlebar. There are useful tips regarding transportation, areas to fish and particular sights to see. Despite this being a small publication is it a very attractive one covering a very picturesque part of Ireland. 


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Eneclann CD-ROMs Eneclann CD-ROMs

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Below you will find relevant Eneclann CD-ROMs, which we also supply. Eneclann is a partner in the Archive CD Books Ireland Project, and their CDs are essential resources for genealogists and historians alike. 




Memorials of the Dead: Galway & Mayo Memorials of the Dead: Galway & Mayo

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ISBN: 0-9537557-4-6

Gravestone inscriptions and church memorials are an important source for genealogical research and local studies. This is especially the case when paper records have not survived the ravages of time, as is the case for many parish registers from the west of Ireland.

On this CD-ROM, Ian Cantwell provides comprehensive coverage for the western half of counties Galway and Mayo. This includes full transcripts of the surviving memorials found in the 128 graveyards in that part of Ireland.

This CD-ROM also contains detailed maps of the area covered. The CD also includes:

over 3,000 memorials up to 1901

over 8,000 names

detailed maps

indexes of names, addresses & occupations

Memorials were often erected by American relatives, and their details are included. The author presents a statistical analysis of rates and dates of death including the Famine period (1845-48). He also provides an entertaining commentary, a guide for further research, detailed maps, and introductory descriptions of each graveyard or church in the collection.

This CD-ROM is a must for all those studying the history and genealogy of the west coast of Connaught. 


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