Friday 12 May 2017

Local history course at Portumna starts in June

The South East Galway Archaeological and Historical Society (SEGAHS) is to run a local history course over six Saturdays in June and July. The Irish Workhouse Centre at Portumna will be hosting the classes, which will start at 11:30am.

The course is aimed at people in the area who are interested in contributing to heritage groups or tourist providers or in becoming local historians. It aims to help individuals develop their existing skills to use available heritage resources and share the knowledge gained with both locals and visitors. A walking tour and a conference form part of the programme.

Each training session will be a mixture of lecture and practical application. On course completion, participants will have developed an awareness of the wealth of heritage assets in their local area and broadened their knowledge of the area's built, natural and cultural heritage. See below for more specific information about the classes. The course is expected to be particularly suitable for those with an interest in local history and genealogy.

To find out more, see the Irish Workhouse Centre's website.