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Congrats to Moycullen Heritage

Moycullen Heritage Award Winners 2019

Moycullen Heritage / Cumann Staire Ruaidhrí Ó Flaitheartaigh won the Heritage Publication Award, for their book Ruaidhrí’s Story – How Moycullen got its name’. The groups aim in writing the book was to foster an appreciation of the legacy of Ruaidhrí Ó Flaitheartaigh as well as the history and heritage of the Moycullen area. Ruaidhrí was a Moycullen born, 17th century, internationally renowned antiquarian, author, historian and scholar. This unique publication raised awareness amongst the local children in the history and heritage of their locality as well as in Ó Flaitheartaigh himself. Children from the four local National schools took part in the creation of this illustrated tri-lingual book ‘’Ruaidhrí’s Story – How Moycullen got its name’. Their book published not only in Irish and English, was also published in Polish reflecting the diverse population in Moycullen included the illustrations of the local school children. The four local National schools are including the book as a core part of the local Heritage Section of the History Curriculum.

Pictured from left to right: Cllr. Sean O’Tuairisg Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway, Thomás O Cadhain, Mark McNally, Tara deRenzy, Hazel Morrison-Pagett, Walter McDonagh, Eugene Jordan and Christy Cunniffe, Galway County community archaeologist.