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Inchagoill National Heritage Week Event - August 25th, 2019

“Capturing The Magic ”

Inchagoill was described by Sir William Wilde, father of the more famous author, Oscar, who wrote in his classic 1867 survey of Lough Corrib: “Inchagoill Island is the jewel in the crown of Lough Corrib’s Islands and by far the most interesting island on the lake and…one of the most remarkable spots on Irish ground.’

The Inchgaoill Armada

The Gathering

The Talking

The Walking

The Party


Video montage of the trip to Inchagaoill

The event was organised by Corrib Beo Partnership as a step towards revealing the abundance and richness of the Corrib’s archaeological, historic and scenic treasures.

The event was just one step in a journey by the Partnership towards the creation of a new vision for the lake that will realise its true social, economic and environmental potential.

We extend our thanks to all who supported the event and invite you to join with us in a partnership coalition to secure the future of this wonderful resource.

Our thanks to our sponsors who made the event possible:

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate
Heritage Office
Galway Co Council
The Local Authorities Waters Programme (LAWPRO)

Special thanks to:

Frank, Colette and Jonathan Flanagan (Coillte and Presentation College Headford);

Dr. Paul Naessens (Western Aerial Surveys);

Conor Ledwith (Photographer);
John Lally (Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate)
Marie Mannion (Heritage Officer Galway Co. Council);
Dr. Catherine Seale (LAWCO);
Trish Walsh & students (Joyce Country Geopark Project)
Anthony Previte (Author);
Peter Connolly & Colleagues (Bádóirí an Chladaigh);
Vincent Heneghan & Colleagues (Corrib/Mask Search & Rescue)
The Luskin Family (Corrib Cruises);

Musicians, singers, speakers, journalists and all who contributed to and supported a very successful event.

Commendation to:

The Office of Pubic Works, Inland Fisheries Ireland and Coillte for their substantial restorative work over the past 5 years on the national treasure that is Inchagoill Island.

The Corrib Beo Team