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The Claregalway Historical and Cultural Society

The Claregalway Historical and Cultural Society was founded in 1991 to encourage the appreciation, knowledge and preservation of the Claregalway area’s rich historical, cultural and archaeological heritage.

The Claregalway Historical and Cutural Society Committee

 Claregalway Historical and Cultural Society Committee (Opening Day – September 14, 2014)

(Back L–R) Michael Hession, Seoirse Morris, Gerry Glynn, Malachy Qualter, Jack Hession, Sean Concannon, Niall Devitt
(Front L–R) Pat Coen, Brendan Noonan, Maria Glynn, Tom Lenihan, Séamus O’Connell

We’ve published two books,

(the) Claregalway Parish History 750 Years (1999) €20.00 each

and (the) Claregalway Parish History Pictorial (2002).

€20.00 each

In 2007 we restored an old blacksmith’s forge which was used for many generations up to the 1990s and in February 2014 we built a new museum and interpretative centre.


Both the forge and museum are situated on a site provided by the Smyth and Glynn families, Rooaunmore.