Wednesday 18 January 2017
The Claddagh Hall
Category: Talking History Posted on 18 Jan 2017
On 2 December 1912, the Claddagh Hall was officially opened and blessed by Dr. Thomas O’Dea, Bishop of Galway. It was designed in 1907 by the Irish architect, William Scott. According to one source Scott was a very interesting character. He was inspired by Early Irish Christian and Byzantine architecture. It seems that designs for the Catholic Church formed much of his work. It was possibly because of this that he was contracted to design the Claddagh...read more...
The Claddagh Piscatory School
Category: Talking History Posted on 11 Jan 2017
In January 1846, an appeal was issued to various authorities for support to build a new school in the Claddagh. The appeal announced that it was to be constructed for the ‘benefit of the Fisherman’s Children of the ancient village of the Claddagh’. The advertisement stated that it would, in time, support over ‘4,000 fellow-creatures destined by Providence to look exclusively to the precarious resources of the Sea’. Many people from the area...read more...
Anjelica Huston – Youthful days
Category: Talking History Posted on 04 Jan 2017
Anjelica Huston is the daughter of the film director, John Huston. Her mother was Enrica Soma. Anjelica was born in 1951 and was the second child born to the couple. Her brother Walter Anthony was born the previous year. By 1953, the Huston family had moved to Ireland and were living at St. Clerans, both children were looked after by Kathleen Shine. Kathleen became part of the family and Anjelica said that she looked like Katharine Hepburn and was very...read more...
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