I have recently been researching the Great Famine and how it impacted South Galway, and Beagh in particular. I am focusing specifically on the Gort Poor Law Union, an area practically co-extensive with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kilmacduagh. While doing such research I have identified a number of individuals I feel deserve a blog post, especially for their empathy with those in South Galway who suffered during the Great Famine. Edmund Lombard Hunt is the first of those individuals, and left behind a largely untold legacy to the people in South Galway.
My name is Eamon Healy and I work as a professional genealogist. I enjoy researching all things local history, and have a particular interest in Beagh, primarily because I can trace my family history to the parish back to the late 1780s. I hope to share my findings here in my blog posts