This Letter Collection is comprised of two sets. The first set comes from the Welch (Walsh) family from Clashaganney which includes 4 letters written pre-Famine and 1 afterwards (1849). The second set comes from the McHugh family of Drim and is a collection of over 100 letters sent between 1878 and 1994. These give an account of the McHugh family as they travelled to the United States and Australia and the successes and trials of the extended family during that period. These letters involving people from our parish give us a window on how our forefathers lived and died in the 19th and 20th centuries. Both the McHugh and Welch families very generously offered these for publication on our heritage community website. This project is supported by the Heritage Council and Galway County Council.
We will be opening Milltown Museum on Fri 19th (2pm – 4pm), Sat 20th (2pm – 4pm) and Sun (10:30am – 12:30am) so that you can browse through the collection and listen to podcasts which the heritage have made. All are welcome. This project is supported by the Heritage Council and Galway County Council.