Meet the D'Arcy's: Clifden to Kiltullagh, & Back
Date: 23-24 June 2012
Time & Location: Bus leaves Clifden Square at 9.00am on 23 June
Fees: €10 for both days (not including lunch)
Born in Kiltullagh in 1785, John D’Arcy inherited land in Connemara and in 1812 established the town of Clifden. Who was John D’Arcy? Who were his ancestors and descendents? What type of person was he?
On June 23rd-24th there will be a unique event where you can ‘Meet the D’Arcy’s’. Supported by the Heritage Council, a bus will leave Clifden Sq., bound for the ancestral home of John D’Arcy in Kiltullagh to ‘meet’ the ancestors of John D’Arcy. There the group will be entertained with refreshments, a historical display, presentations on the D’Arcy’s and a visit to the remains of Kiltullagh House.
Then it is on to Loughrea where there will be lunch and a visit to the Convent supported by the D’Arcy family. Finally, the tour will take in Woodville House walled garden, a former D’Arcy family residence.
On Sunday June 24th, it is time to ‘meet’ the descendants of John D’Arcy. A Clifden-bound bus will leave Kiltullagh (at 9.00 am). Refreshments and a presentation will be followed by a visit to Clifden Castle, Clifden town and some former D’Arcy residences in the Clifden area.
To join this unique event, send an email to email@example.com or Irene@clifden2012.org, or send a cheque for €10 to Margarita Donoghue, Woodville House, Kilchreest, Co. Galway. Registration is important to facilitate transport arrangements.