Join us at Ballyglunin Train Station from Sunday 20th August as we celebrate National Heritage Week. From bug hunts to railway history National Heritage Week at Ballyglunin Train Station has something for all generations. All events are completely free to attend.
National Heritage Week at Ballyglunin Train Station is being organised in association with Skehana and District Heritage Group, The Old Tuam Society, Killererin Heritage Group, Moylough Heritage Group and Mountbellew Heritage Society.
We would like to acknowledge the funding support from the National Heritage Council for these events.
|PROGRAMME OF EVENTS|
|3.00pm – 6.00pm | CHILDREN’S NATURE AFTERNOON
Family event including Bug Hunt, painting and official opening of Ballyglunin Bug Hotel led by Jeanne Sampier, Environmental Scientist, Green Sod Trust.
|7.45pm—8.30pm | OFFICIAL OPENING WITH REFRESHMENTS
Getting to know your local heritage group: Short presentations by participating heritage and history groups.
8.30pm – 9.30pm | A JOURNEY THROUGH IRISH RAILWAYS
Frank Dawson, Irish Railway History | Jim Deegan, Rail Tours of Ireland
|3.00pm—5.00pm | GUIDED HISTORY BUS TOUR | BOOKING REQUIRED
Visiting: Ballyglunin, Kilmoylan, Corofin (Call 087 9138801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 18th August to reserve your place)
8.00pm—9.30pm | Griffith’s Valuation of Kilmoylan, Killererin and Abbeyknockmoy
Jimmy Laffey, Skehana and District Heritage Group
|8.00pm—8.45pm | TUAM’S INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE FROM 1800’s
Jarlath Canney, Historian
8.45pm—9.30pm | THE VALUE OF OUR NATURAL HERITAGE IN GALWAY
Dr. Elaine O’Riordan, NUI Galway