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Events and History from Gelvin, Dungiven, Co. Derry, Ireland.

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"Eugene, my mother was Susan O'Hagan who married Louis Lapointe. My cousin Dan O'Hagan indicated that you may be updating  Gelvin: The Home Place. I would like to update my mother's information. Please let me know what the plans…"
Apr 15, 2016
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CLIVE RETURNS

Author and Historian Clive Scoular recently gave a talk on the 1916 Rising. Clive is pictured on left front row with some of those who attended.
Feb 21, 2016
Eugene McCloskey commented on Bill Mullan's blog post Frank Mullan Drumgavanney Upper
"Thanks Bill for this lovely story."
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New Zealand visitors

Heather & Trevor Moore from New Zealand pictured in September '13 while visiting Dungiven, Limavady & Ballyness. Heather's great great grandparents William & Jane (McGonigle) Fowler were living in Ballyness in 1901. Their son, Heather's…
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Oct 21, 2013
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MRS BROWN'S BOYS

The local football club, St Matthew's, staged a local version of Mrs Brown's Boys in the club premises on 10th August last. Liam Begley, chairman of Gelvin Comm Assoc, wrote the script and performed the part of Mrs Brown. It proved to be a great…
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BOOK-GELVIN THE HOME PLACE

A limited number of copies of this book, which was published in March 2012, remain and can be had from Waterstones Coleraine, Limavady Arts & Cultural centre or by telephoning 02877742377. It is likely to be completely sold out within the next 4/6 weeks.  See More
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BOOK-GELVIN THE HOME PLACE

A limited number of copies of this book, which was published in March 2012, remain and can be had from Waterstones Coleraine, Limavady Arts & Cultural centre or by telephoning 02877742377. It is likely to be completely sold out within the next 4/6 weeks.  

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 7:43pm

GELVIN THE HOME PLACE - NOW LAUNCHED

 

Saturday 24th March was a momentous day for Gelvin Historical Society. This was the day  they launched their book GELVIN THE HOME PLACE.   The event which was held in the Library Main Street  Dungiven was very well supported by all age groups.  Martin McDonald from The Heritage Lottery Fund and John Hamilton from Causeway Museum Service were in attendance.   Martin McDonald officially launched the book by presenting the first issue to Paddy Mullan from…

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Posted on March 31, 2012 at 9:30am

Launch of book - GELVIN THE HOME PLACE

 

We will launch GELVIN THE HOME PLACE, a history of the area covering the 100+ years after the great famine, on Saturday 24th March 2012 at 12 noon in The Library Main Street Dungiven. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Books can be ordered by post from Eugene McCloskey, 191 Legavallon Road, Dungiven BT47 4QW and will also be available in local outlets following the launch. They  can also be ordered by telephone (please see the accompanying press release document).…

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Posted on March 19, 2012 at 10:44am

A HISTORY OF GELVIN AND ITS PEOPLE

 

For the past number of months members have been active in compiling the history of the area and its people covering the past 100/150 years. We will in the near future be in a position to amalgamate the information gathered with the results published in book form by early 2012. A community archive will also be set up.  What we have done and what we are proposing would not be possible without the financial input already agreed  with…

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Posted on August 6, 2011 at 11:34am

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 10:42pm on April 1, 2012, Martina McCloskey said…

Hi Eugene

I think you have it covered!!

The book is brilliant. Great work by all concerned.

Martina

At 12:52am on April 15, 2016, Peter J Lapointe said…

Eugene, my mother was Susan O'Hagan who married Louis Lapointe. My cousin Dan O'Hagan indicated that you may be updating  Gelvin: The Home Place. I would like to update my mother's information. Please let me know what the plans are. You folks did a great job on this book. I found it very interesting! Peter Lapointe

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