National Heritage Week

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.

Ballyglunin Train Station Heritage Week Poster

We would like to acknowledge the funding support from the National Heritage Council for these events.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Sunday
20th August
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.

Monday
21st August
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

Tuesday
22nd August
3.00pm—5.00pm | GUIDED HISTORY BUS TOUR | BOOKING REQUIRED

Visiting: Ballyglunin, Kilmoylan, Corofin (Call 087 9138801 or email info@ballyglunin.com 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

Friday
25th August
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