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All photos  |  Curragh West Walk  |  Open day 2010 at Templetogher Mill  |  Mills and Millers AGM

Lal Finnegan of Castletogher conversing with people who travelled from Galway to see the mill   Maureen Lyons Corrolough, Sarah Agnes Lennon who is the last surviving member of the Egan Family who operated Templetogher Mill, Paddy Forde Moneen, President of Williamstown Heritage Society and his wife Lena   The corn Kiln on the left with the remains of the millers house on the right   The forge and the corn kiln  
 
 
Katie and Patrick Murray of Meelick provided the very beautiful
traditional music on the day   The  mill in its conserved state with its new wheel   The mill prior to its restoration   Launching the booklet containing the names of all the people who contributed so generously to the appeal of the Heritage Society for donations to enable them to purchase Templetogher Mill for the community. From left
Leo Finnegan, Chairman, Pat Foley from GRD, Michael Connolly Co. co. and Marie Mannion Heritage Officer with Galway County Council  
 
 
The Mill symposium in 2003 when Edward Egan of Drum, Athlone  visited the mill and gave a very informitive talk on Mills and the process of milling   Edward Egan of Drum speaking at Templetogher Mill with the late Michael Golden of Pollanyster   Again on the mill symposium day we can see the derelict state of Templetogher Mill in 2003   John Mc Dermott of Polredmond showing the famine graves and the site of the old church
in Kildaree Cemetery to all the people who participated in the parish heritage trail in 2003  
 
 
On the same day as the photograph above people listen intently to Heritage Society member Gerard Keane
[Not in photo]at Carrollton House in Beaugh as he outlines the history of the house and its owners   Heritage Day September 2003, Johnny Delaney's tried and trusted threshing machine comes out of retirement for a threshing demonstration. John Conneally, Knockanara and Jim Finnegan ,Liskea cutting the bands on the sheaves   Three generations of the Delaney family on Heritage Day 2003. Johnny Delaney Beaugh is in the centre
His son PJ is on one side and PJ's son John is on the other side   Rope making  
 
 
Part of the collection of old farm machinery on display in 2003   Mautie Connaughton Ballyroe gives a demonstration in turf cutting and Eamon Finnegan, Bookla
catches the turf and fills the barrow   Lal Finnegan, Castletogher demonstrates the almost forgotten art of shoeing the wheel   The blacksmith measures the horse's hoof as he prepares to make the horseshoe  
 
 
Johnny Delaney drives his threshing machine through Williamstown as part of the vintage car and tractor parade   Heritage Day 2004 Mary Feeney and Maureen Lyons looking at part of the indoor heritage display showing old boots and shoes of yesteryear   Some of the farmyard fowl on exhibit in 2004   Lal Finnegan demonstrates the craft of basket making  
 
 
The late president of the Heritage Society Mickie Kearns, Ballyroe pictured with Martin Feeney Corrolough   Maureen Lyons demonstrates rush work. Part of the society's large photographic collection from bygone days is in the background   
The old crane and crooks, kettles, oven and basin at the old fireside   Williamstown Set dancers entertain the crowd in 2004  
 
 
Every year in September the Society hires a minibus and they along with non-members take part in a very enjoyable outing to a place of heritage interest.
Here are some of the people who travelled to Martry Mill which is located near Kells in Co. Meath   At Martry Mill, the late Tom Murray, Knockanara, partly hidden is Sean Mulryan Williamstown, Noel Tarmey, Williamstown, Vinny Mc Namara, Bookla and James Tallon the owner of Martry Mill   Noel Tarmey,Williamstowm, Michael Tarmey Moneen, Eamon Finnegan and Vinny Mc Namara both Bookla on the 2007 outing in King House Boyle   
During the 2007 outing  Tony Conboy gives a guided tour of Boyle
 Abbey. Lena Forde, Maureen Lyons, Paddy Forde, Michéal Tarmey, Jim Finnegan, Maureen Mitchell with Jack Burke behind her and Pat Patterson  
 
 
2007 at W B Yeats grave in Drumcliffe, Sligo Maureen Lyons, Paddy Forde, Margaret Gannon, Johnny Collins, Bridget Mee, Mauren Mitchell and Mary Kearns