Abbey Heritage has participated in the Heritage Week 2021 project ‘Daoine agus Áit – People and Place’ to produce a postcard that best represents ‘our own place’. This project was an initiative of The National Museum of Ireland and the Heritage Officers of the participating counties, who sponsored the project.
Training in photography and creative writing skills was provided for participating Heritage groups to encourage their participation in the project and to help them to choose the most appropriate photo and to compose a few relevant lines related to their place and to their choice of photo.
Below is the Postcard from Abbey Heritage Group which was distributed within the community during Heritage Week. It is hoped that people will post this card to family and friends in Ireland and abroad especially to our diaspora, so as to provide a link for them with their home place.
These post cards were launched and distributed to members of various active groups in Abbey following the launch of our book ‘South-east Galway: Aspects of its History’ on Saturday 14th August, the first day of Heritage Week 2021.
Receiving Post Cards as representatives of various groups in Abbey were L to R: Helen Holohan (Camogie), Mary Hynes (Church Ministry), Dave Craughwell (Scouts), Niamh Holohan (Abbey Community Development Association), Maeve Lynch (Tidy Towns), Eileen Keane (Heritage Group), Paddy Kelly (Church Finance). Photo courtesy Jim Hynes, Portumna.