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John Joe Conwell - Portumna

2019-09-22

John Joe Conwell - Portumna

John Joe Conwell - Portumna
A Mayo native John Joe Conwell, is a retired science and maths secondary school teacher from Portumna Community School and is a physics graduate of University College Galway. In addition, he holds a Masters degree in local history from NUI Maynooth and his thesis on Portumna's 14th Earl of Clanricarde during the Great Famine was published by that university in 2002.

John Joe has written a number of local histories including Lickmolassy by the Shannon, Hearts of Oak - the rise to glory of Portumna GAA Club and From Little Acorns ... A Centenary History of Portumna Golf Club. His latest book, Portumna A Galway parish by the Shannon, was launched in April 2017.

John Joe is a founding member of South East Galway Archaeological and Historical Society and gives talks to groups and societies on a range of topics of local historical interest.

He works as a tour guide with Cycling Holidays Ireland, a successful company formed by one of his past students. He also guides on a voluntary basis in the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna.

He is also a founding member of Ireland Reaching Out, a company set up by another of his past students to connect members of the worldwide Irish diaspora with their ancestral parishes.
A Mayo native John Joe Conwell, is a retired science and maths secondary school teacher from Portumna Community School and is a physics graduate of University College Galway. In addition, he holds a Masters degree in local history from NUI Maynooth and his thesis on Portumna's 14th Earl of Clanricarde during the Great Famine was published by that university in 2002.

John Joe has written a number of local histories including Lickmolassy by the Shannon, Hearts of Oak - the rise to glory of Portumna GAA Club and From Little Acorns ... A Centenary History of Portumna Golf Club. His latest book, Portumna A Galway parish by the Shannon, was launched in April 2017.

John Joe is a founding member of South East Galway Archaeological and Historical Society and gives talks to groups and societies on a range of topics of local historical interest.

He works as a tour guide with Cycling Holidays Ireland, a successful company formed by one of his past students. He also guides on a voluntary basis in the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna.

He is also a founding member of Ireland Reaching Out, a company set up by another of his past students to connect members of the worldwide Irish diaspora with their ancestral parishes.

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