Monday, September 24, 2012

The Full Story?

The Full Story?
Tracing Kilinaboy Townlands

The X-PO Mapping Group
Brendan Beakey, John Kelleher,
Deirdre O’Mahony, Francis Whelan, Sean Whelan

Sept 28th – Oct 25th

Official opening by Fr. Denis Crosby on Friday 28th Sept. at 8pm

The Mapping Group have been meeting on a weekly basis from September to May since the X-PO space opened in 2007. During that time they have traced the history of human occupancy as shown on maps, in documents and in the ruins of houses, ‘cabhails’ and castles of Killinaboy Parish. The present exhibition represents the culmination of their research; a combined re-presentation of documentation of the names of the householders of Killinaboy Parish for the past 150 years approx. These names are sourced from the Griffith Valuation sheets of 1855, the subsequent cancelled Valuation Sheets and from local knowledge and folklore. The names provided may be the owners, occupiers or rated occupiers. In its combined form the exhibition marks an important stage in the group’s research into the townlands of Killinaboy.
There will be a Public Seminar in the Courthouse Gallery on Community Mapping with the X-PO Mapping Group and Dr Nessa Cronin, (NUIG) on Monday 1st Oct., 8 – 10pm

This exhibition has been kindly supported by the NUIG Centre for Irish Studies, GMIT, X-PO and  Clare County Arts Office.

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