In early 2006 a group of people from Oughterard, each with a keen interest in local history decided to establish Oughterard Cultural & Heritage Group. Since then the group has been involved in numerous projects which set out to highlight the many historical features of Oughterard.
The following are some of the projects:
In 2008 the group got a great boost from a” Back To Education Scheme” funded by FAS & the VEC. This scheme meant that three researchers could be employed to continue the research of Oughterard in more detail.
The research is currently involved in three areas, namely:
The production of an On-Line Historical Web site of Oughterard. We are extremely grateful to the people who have allowed us to scan their photographs. We would encourage everyone who has old photographs esp of Oughterard Town & the people who lived in the town, to contact us with a view to scaning & returning (on same day) these precious photographs.
Please ring any of the following Numbers:
085 1657496 087 2511230 091 866912
Or E mail: oughterardheritage @gmail.com
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