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Launch of ‘Ballinturly: The story of a Roscommon Townland and its People’

Featured Pictured (right) at the launch of Ballinturly: The Story of a Roscommon Townland and its People were Ruth, Breda, Patricia and Mary Treacy. Pictured (right) at the launch of Ballinturly: The Story of a Roscommon Townland and its People were Ruth, Breda, Patricia and Mary Treacy.

 

Athleague/Fuerty Heritage Group recently hosted the launch of local author Ann Treacy’s book ‘Ballinturly: The story of a Roscommon Townland and its People’ at the Angling & Heritage Centre, Athleague.

  This book charts the story of those who made their home in the townland through the centuries:  of lives caught up in the many conflicts that played out in the area, enduring penal laws, adapting to landlord rule, suffering through famine times, exodus almost to the extinction of its population, to the tranquillity of the townland today.

  It includes reference to neighbouring townland of Correal & Cloonyourish, interesting aspects of early mapping, arrival of Charles Coote, linen production, the Great Famine and the War of Independence.

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