The group was formed in 2006. A voluntary gathering of friends with an interest in Oughterard and its heritage. From the beginning, the local community and the business folk were unstinting in their support.
We have to date, digitized and archived thousands of images and documents.
Produced Heritage calendars since 2011, two award winning Golden Mile walks, a heritage walk booklet, and numerous exhibitions and audio visual displays celebrating Oughterard and its history.
National Museum of Ireland
In Partnership with the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, we facilitated the development of community archives for the web. We are part of the iCan Network established by the museum.
Galway County Heritage Office
We have facilitated and partnered the Heritage office in establishing the Galway Community Heritage websites
FORUM CONNEMARA Ltd. have greatly assisted, in the creation of this open access website through help in enabling the group, to successfully obtain funding from LEADER under the National Development Plan.
To maintain this open access website and to facilitate and encourage contributions from all, both individuals and interested groups with a regard for Oughterard, Its history and its culture. Oughterard Culture and Heritage Group retain editorial control over all submissions.
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.