“Is Shania Twain a Glinster” & “Death in the Workhouse”

There are two quite different events of interest in Glin this coming week…

Event 1 “Is Shania Twain a Glinster?” 8pm Tuesday 24 March. Glin Library. Professor Barry Conway, California, will be giving a talk on the “wonderful old souls who left the Glin area for Canada prior to the 1850s.” They had migrated to the Ottawa Valley in Ontario where Barry, three generations later, became the great grandson of “Red” Mick Conway, who was born in Glin in 1828, and Margaret Mulvihill, who was born between Glin and Newtownsandes in 1834. Barry, who visited the library last year, is paying a return visit and is willing to give a short talk on the Conway clan who left Glin in the early 1840s for the Ottawa Valley. He promises to bring some curious pictures of Red Mick and others. But to really drive up interest, he also promises to show how the Conways of Glin are related to Shania Twain! 24th March for an interesting evening.  Admission is free, all welcome.


Event 2 “Death in the Workhouse” 8pm Friday 27 March. Cloverfield Centre. Dr Linda Lynch, from Glin and member of Glin Historical Society, will give a lecture on Death in the Poor Law Union Workhouse: The Osteo-archaeological Evidence. Glin Workhouse was constructed in 1850 and replaced some Auxiliary Workhouses in the village. In light of this it will be interesting to hear the evidence provided by Linda. Admission is free and everybody is welcome as always.


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