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We are now blogging over on our new website  – I have yet to figure out how to set up a permanent redirect from here, but all future posts will be over there. If anyone has any suggestions as to how you can redirect from here please comment either below or on our new site.

Here’s the link to our new site: or our new website splash page is here:

At the foot of the Splash Page you’ll find a presentation of recent finds. The new resource centre can be found at the menu at the top.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. karen bennett permalink
    January 17, 2010 1:12 pm

    hello, i’m researching my family history, i am looking for any information you have on peter cassidy, who was killed on 17 nov. 1922 in kilmainham, i have a copy of his leter to his mother the night before he died if thats of any interest to you,
    thank you for your time

  2. January 17, 2010 2:59 pm

    Hi Karen

    I’ve posted your request in the Civil War in Connaught post (see here: where people interested in the topic might get back to you. Like we’ve done for our previous readers letters we’d be happy to post up Peter’s letter which might be of assistance to you.


  3. Ronan Killeen permalink
    February 12, 2010 6:03 pm

    I am a Heritage Studies student, I am trying to gather sources for my Dissertation next year on Executions in the Co.Galway.
    Has there ever been a database done on executions. So far, I can go back as far as 1740 The Bodkin Murder’s – Tuam Martyrs of 1923.
    I’m just wondering can I go back further than that. I would be grateful if you could send me any information to do with history/excavations of executions in Galway.


    • February 4, 2011 9:42 pm

      I have contacted this blog before about executions. This week some of you may have seen an article on P34 Galway Advertiser Kenny’s news entitled “Executions in Galway Gaol”.
      I am doing my dissertation on those five cases mentioned in the article. So if can one from this site can help please let me know.

      You can contact me at

      Ronan Killeen

  4. Hamilton Barrett permalink
    February 14, 2011 6:47 pm

    Is there anyone here who can relate the basic details of a death by shooting which took place in Kilkeel, Headford; perhaps during the Civil War? The victim was in some way connected with the old Kyne cottage that had once been standing across from the Collins cottage, but he had then run past the John and Mary Kyne cottage – and down that boreen about a hundred yards, where he was killed. My mother once wrote a poem about him, the only one I ever saw her write, as she was the daughter of John and Mary. Mom wasn’t quite sure of all the details, or how old she was at the time.

  5. October 26, 2012 1:24 pm

    Hi Declan,
    Ros Ó Maoldúin @ NUI Galway here. I was just searching the internet for nice images of halberds and ended up back on your blog. It then reminded me that I never sent a link on that student magazine article I wrote on your halberd. So here you go:

    Ros Ó Maoldúin
    PhD candidate
    National University of Ireland, Galway
    Investigating ‘The Role of Exchange during the Irish Bronze Age: Forming connections between people, ideas and objects’

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