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5th Jun 2023
to 29th Oct 2023

Age Range
All ages

Galway's Forged Gates Project 2023

The vernacular forged wrought iron field gate is a very valuable, but often neglected, aspect of the cultural heritage of our rural landscape in county Galway.

​The project will capture and preserve the significance of the blacksmith and the forge as told by blacksmiths themselves and their descendants as they recall and relay their recollections from childhood memories and stories from their ancestors.   

​This very valuable information will be captured on short films, audio interviews and recordings, photographs, pull-up banners and postcards. Local launches will take place in Ballymoe, Moylough and Ballinasloe.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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