Bushypark: Our People-Our Place-A Parish History

Bushypark: Our People-Our Place-A Parish History

By Christy Kelly Paperback price €20, pp. 490

This book has been compiled as part of the 175th celebrations of the building of St. James’ Church in Bushypark by the late Fr. Peter Daly, P.P. Rahoon in 1837, a church which is undergoing major restoration works at present.

This high-quality publication, a first by the author, and a winner of a Mayoral Award in 2017 by Galway City Council, is the result of over 4 years of painstaking research and documentation of the history of the people and places of the parish of Bushypark.

The 22 chapters in this publication are presented in a very clear and concise format. The topics range from, a detailed history of each of the 21 townlands in its immediate catchment area, the encumbered estates, the schools, church, the workhouse, what it said in the papers, to people stories, emigration and parish personalities from the past.

The book contains 138 photographs, many of them in black and white, together with 15 maps, some of which were taken from the documents of the encumbered estates.

Copies of the book can be had directly from the Author, price €20 plus p & p.

Contact details; Email christymkelly@hotmail.com or mobile number 00 353 87 2222696.