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John Joe Conwell

Portumna A Galway Parish By The Shannon

The book of almost 900 pages documents the parish of Portumna's history since man first set foot in that part of Ireland. It examines the first settlers in the area and the significance of Lough Derg, the River Shannon as a highway through medieval Ireland as well as the recreational use of the river today.

€ 50 (Including Shipping & Handling)

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John Joe Conwell

From Little Acorns

2013 marked the centenary anniversary of the founding of Portumna Golf Club and to mark the occasion the Club engaged the services of local historian, John Joe Conwell, to compile a comprehensive history of the Club since its foundation. His book details the prime movers in establishing the Golf Club at Portumna and documents the principal developments in the Club since golf was first played on lands rented from a number of local farmers who were tenants of the Earl of Harewood, the new owner of the Clanricarde demesne.

€ 30 (Including Shipping & Handling)

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John Joe Conwell

Hearts of Oak

On a bitterly cold St. Patrick's Day in 2006, Portumna's hurlers captured the All-Ireland senior hurling club title by beating well-fancied Newtownshandrum of Cork in the final at Croke Park. In doing so Portumna became the fifth Galway club to lift the Tommy Moore Cup. They went on to win the trophy on three further occasions and in doing so Portumna marked itself out as one of great club teams in County Galway and in the country.

€ 40 (Including Shipping & Handling)

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John Joe Conwell

A Galway Landlord during the Famine: Ulick John de Burgh

Ulick John de Burgh, was the fourteenth Earl of Clanricarde. He was a County Galway landed magnate and as a British Cabinet minister during the years of the Great Irish Famine which occurred of the mid-nineteenth century.

Many major Irish landowners, especially those on the higher corridors of power, frequently put their own interests and protection of their personal property as their foremost priority. They did so even at the expense of their tenant's very survival. If you want an enhanced understanding of the period of the Great Famine in Ireland then this book is a must read for you.

€ 20 (Including Shipping & Handling)

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