A small group of passionate and dedicated volunteers have been meeting since the new year to attempt to establish a new grouping focused on heritage and history in all it’s guises in the locality.
The ad hoc group ran a small pop up Heritage Hub in Greene’s Store , Society St during St. Patrick’s day featuring a lot of lovely dated and mounted black and white photos of times past from the Gerry Devlin Archive.
The Group are keen to stress that the elements they wish this new project to embrace are our people, traditions, architecture, archaeology, fairs, Music, Sports, Industry and Art.
On the night in question – Mon 17th of April in Gullanes Hotel at 8.30 pm, they are encouraging as many as possible to come but also for those who may have some unseen black and white photos, artefacts , old books, souvenir programmes, equipmen, uniforms or household items associated with East Galway or South Roscommon - to bring them along for an Antiques Roadshow display.
Items will be recorded on the night with the owner and a small video clip made for broadcasting later.
It is hoped that the project will get as wide as possible support from the upsurge in local amenities, heritage, attractions and publications that all emerged during COVID.
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