About Us

Our Society has been involved in family history research and heritage activities for over 25 years and is based in a parish owned building, the Woodford Heritage Centre which dates back to 1834. In addition to family history, the Society has mapped and documented historical ruins in some townlands in east Galway, published books, calendars, maps of the area, organised and facilitated family gatherings, seminars and lectures along with providing secretarial and office facilities to other community organisations and clubs in the area. The Society provides customers the opportunity to avail of their in-house experienced family history researchers by either visiting the Woodford Heritage Centre or by sending research requests via email or post. Prior to a visit it is advisable to ring in advance and make an appointment with a researcher to avoid disappointment. For those interested in researching their ancestors independently, they can search our records along with 33 other centres at www.rootsireland.ie.

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The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014 – 2020. 

Tá an Clár Gníomhachtúcháin Pobail agus Cuimsiú Sóisialta (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 maoinithe ag rialtas na hÉireann trí an Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail agus arna chómhaoiniú ag Ciste Sóisialta na hEorpa faoi an Clár um Infhostaitheacht, Cuimsiú agus Foghlaim (PEIL) 2014-2020.