Welcome to the website of Killererin Heritage Society. Here you can browse through photos, memories, stories and historical information related to this area of Galway. Killererin, Co. Galway is situated in North Co. Galway and lies six miles east of the town of Tuam. It is called in Irish Cill Fhir Iarainn which means Church of the Iron Men. (Cill = Church, Fhir = Men and Iarainn = Iron). Steeped in history and folklore, this parish is unique in that there is no town or village called Killererin. The village at the heart of the parish is Barnaderg. The parish is located partly in the baronies of Dunmore and Tiaquin but chiefly in that of Clare in Co. Galway. It was also known as Doolough or Dublock and is mentioned for taxation purposes as far back as 1306. Killererin is bordered by the parish of Tuam to the North and West; Cummer and Kilmoylan to the West; Abbeyknockmoy to the South and the parish of Moylough to the East and is the smallest parish in the diocese of Tuam.
Killererin Heritage Society was founded on 15th of September 2008 to preserve, protect,and promote our built, natural and cultural heritage. Our aim is to promote an awareness and appreciation of all aspects of our heritage.
This website has been developed in partnership with Galway County Council and is a member of the Irish Community Archive Network.
iCAN is a Community Outreach project of the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life which aims to encourage, support and equip communities in the creation of a community archive website; collecting, preserving and sharing their local history and heritage online.
Visit the iCAN member websites:
- Our Irish Heritage
- Oughterard Heritage
- Historical Ballinrobe
- Louisburgh & Killeen Heritage
- Our WIcklow Heritage
The following are the links to the heritage websites of the groups who are members of Galway Community Heritage and who are participating in the current iCAN project.
The communities represented on this website are:
- Abbey and District Heritage
- Killererin Heritage Group
- Milltown Heritage Group
- Moylough Heritage Society
- Skehana & District Heritage
- Galway Community Archaeology
- Galway County Heritage Office
- Moycullen Heritage
- Claregalway Historical Society
- Woodlawn Heritage Group
Contributing to the site
You can add a comment about anything on the website by clicking on the ‘Add a comment’ link at the bottom of each page. You can also submit your own photos, stories or information to the site by using our contribution form.
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