Clanricarde Country and A Forgotten Campaign

Two well-researched texts concerning agitation during the land war of the late nineteenth century.  These publications also include insightful articles on popular cultural practices and social developments and are for sale at the Woodford Heritage Centre.

Lough Derg: the Westside Story and Woodford: A guide to its sights

Lough Derg The Westside Story includes a detailed map of the Woodford area, information on heritage aspects such as ancient stone monuments, religious sites, castles, big houses, flora and fauna and leisure activities of the area.

Woodford A Guide to Its Sights provides an illustrated account of places of interest in the Woodford area and also includes a detailed map of the village.  Both of these publications are available to purchase from the centre or by emailing galwayroots[at]gmail[dot]com or telephoning + 353 (0) 909749309.

Calendar photographs

The East Galway Family History has scanned and made available historical photographs donated by members of east Galway communities at the Woodford Heritage Centre.   Additionally the Society has for the past number of years published bi-lingual annual calendars containing many unseen photographs of the area and hope to continue to do so in the future.  Pictured to left and below are the front covers of the 2012 calendars and a collage showing 2013 to 2016 front covers respectively.


The 2013 calendar contains photographs which are at the minimum 50 years old with the oldest photograph printed circa 122 years old.  The 2014 calendar is themed on céilí bands from the parishes of Abbey, Aughrim, Ballinakill, Leitrim, Killeenadeema, Killimor, Kiltormer, Tynagh and past musicians of east Galway and the Woodford area.  The 2015 calendar incorporates country life scenes in the 20th century whilst the 2016 calendar is themed on school days from 1912 to the late 1950s from parishes including; Abbey, Aughrim, Cappataggle, Eyrecourt, Killimor, Loughrea, Tynagh and Woodford.  Reprints of the photographs from the calendars can be ordered by contacting the centre via email: galwayroots[at]gmail[dot]com or telephone +353 (0) 909749309.

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