The Gathering 2013
'The Gathering 2013' will be a year long celebration with 70 million Irish descendents worldwide who should try to make it home for this great party!
The National Archives provide a great online service for you to check your lineage from the 1901 census and the 1911 census, this is free for your use - all you need is some time. There are also geneology services which will be able to delve deeper into your family tree should you wish to find out more.
On the National Archives website there are features written on aspects of life in Galway and Connemara in the early 20th Century. If you scroll down that link you will see information convering the Galway to Clifden Railway line which was built in 1895. It also features information on the Marconi wireless and telegraph company which established the first commercial transatlantic telegraph service, connecting Clifden to Glace Bay in Nova Scotia in 1907.
Some of the families from the 1901 census on the Renvyle Peninsula include Blake, Connely, Coyne, De Morgan, Flaherty, Hare, Loughlin, Rane, Ribbon, Salmon, Kilcoyne, Heanue, Conneely, Faherty, Malley, Connolly, King, Cannon and Connis.
'House 1' in Rusheenduff was Renvyle House Hotel and there are details of all who were in the house the night the 1901 census was taken, their ages and their titles.