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ACHS Galway Conference 2024
ACHS Galway 2024 Welcomes You to
ACHS Galway 2024 Welcomes You to Our County!
These families first came to Galway during the Middle Ages and had become very wealthy through trade with France and Spain. Most of these tribes were Anglo-Norman and considered themselves separate from the Gaelic natives that lived outside of the city walls. With their arrival they drove the Gaelic family the O’Flahertys to the rough and wild landscape of Connemara. The O’Flaherty’s became feared and on the surrounding wall of the city the words “From the Ferocious O’Flaherty’s O Lord deliver us” were inscribed.
These fourteen families had enormous influence in society in Galway and held huge political power and wealth. This is evident in the buildings they lived in. Lynches castle is a prime example of their extravagance with elaborate stonework carved into the building.
It was Cromwell’s forces that referred to them as “The Tribes of Galway” in an attempt to belittle them, but in an act of rebellion and defiance the merchant families adopted the name.
Today you can walk around the streets of Galway and see many relics from old Galway. In the city you can see Lynches castle, Blakes castle, St Nicolas church and the Lynch memorial window. Many streets, lanes, bars and restaurants in Galway also pay homage to these famous tribes.
For the conference we introduced an additional logo to symbolise the diaspora and immigrants in Galway.
This logo is dedicated to the new Tribe in Galway!
Best News For You
The Association of Critical Heritage Studies is pleased to announce its support for a limited number of travel fellowships to facilitate participation in the conference in Galway in June 2024. These fellowships are designed to prioritize students, early-career researchers (ECRs), scholars from the the Global South. To apply, follow this link: https://forms.gle/xvC5jH6VeQmE4Bzj8
The City of Galway Hosting
The city of Galway in Ireland has been chosen as the location for the highly anticipated ACHS 2024 conference. This premier event will bring together some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, offering a unique opportunity for professionals to share their knowledge and collaborate on cutting-edge research and innovation.