There is actually no town or village in Killererin called Killererin. The village is called Barnaderg and as can be seen from the signpost, Barnaderg, is located 10km from Tuam, 16km from Kilkerrin a place we are often confused with, 11km from Corofin and 7km from Ballyglunin famous for its railway station where scenes from the famous John Forde film, The Quiet Man was filmed. It is bounded by Tuam to the North and West; Abbeyknockmoy to the South and Moylough to the east.
Killererin Heritage Society was founded on September 15th, 2008 to preserve, protect and promote awareness for Killererin's built, natural and cultural heritage. The first committee was Eileen O'Connell, Sylvester Cassidy, Bina Devaney, John Tighe, Bridie Gilligan, Miko Keane, Dom and Mary Dunleavy and Mary Geoghegan. Shortly afterwards they were joined by Marie Regan R.I.P. and Bernadette Forde.
We have been involved in many worthwhile projects since our inception including the the identification and commemoration of unmarked children's burial grounds in the parish with a memorial stone erected in the Church grounds and the publication of our parish history in 2015. We are currently involved in the digital mapping of all three graveyards in the parish..
The present committee is Chairperson: Bernadette Forde, Secretary: Eileen O'Connell; Treasurer: Seamus Morrissey, Mary Dunleavy, Dom Dunleavy and Brendan O'Boyle.
The creation of this website is an opportunity for you our parishioners and neighbours and the wider diaspora worldwide to make your contribution and we welcome old photos, articles or any memories you may like to share which can be uploaded to this site.
We welcome contributions from you our readers of old photos, memories or articles you may like to share. We look forward to hearing from you.