Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: Woodlawn House - ideal location for Galway County
Dear Mr. Finnerty,
Many thanks for the detailed information
which you have forwarded to me and the various websites. Indeed, we have
had feedback from Mr. Brendan Kelly with regard to Woodlawn House. If
you wish, you are invited to complete and return the
attached questionnaire which
will form part of the feasibility study. Please bear in mind, that the
Feasibility Study is not ONLY for a Museum i.e. as in building but also
as a Museum Service i.e. service that may be provided throughout Galway
in various towns.
Once again, many thanks for showing interest
and being part of our consultation process.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 1:29 PM
Subject: Woodlawn House - ideal location for Galway
County Museum ???
A neighbour of mine (Mr Brendan Kelly)
informed me in a conversation last week that he had earlier this
month suggested Woodlawn House to you as a possible location for a
Galway County Museum / County Museum Service.
I understand you are at present
seeking likely sites - for the purpose of carrying out feasibility
studies on them.
Brendan also told me he was unable to
provide you with any photographs of Woodlawn House at the time he
contacted you, and he has asked me to make some available to you - two
of which can be seen at the www page address immediately below.
I feel I should point out that
the very strong threat in recent years of a superdump being located
near Woodlawn House (by Celtic Waste\National Toll Roads) now seems to be greatly reduced - if not
entirely eliminated; and, that in today's "Local News Extra" section
of the Connacht Tribune Newspaper (i.e.May 30th 2003), there are
statements to this effect from Mr John Brennan, West Regional
Director of the Irish Business & Employers Confederation.
As the thought has crossed my mind that
the IBEC (http://www.ibec.ie/)
may know of business people who might also be interested in the
restoration of Woodlawn House, I am copying this e-mail to them.
It might be worth mentioning that the
world famous Turoe Stone is at the opposite end of our parish (of New
Inn & Bullaun) to Woodlawn House, and that it is almost true to say
that the Turoe Stone, and Woodlawn House, both sit on top of the
10,000 year old ESKER
RIADA (An Sli Mor) - which runs right through the
centre of the parish. For further information on the Esker Riada
Finally, and as you may already know, a
new book is soon to be published (in approximately six weeks time I
understand), which will argue, very strongly, that Turoe - and not
Tara - was the REAL centre of Ireland's Iron Age Celtic Kingdom. I
have been informed that this new book will be an edited version (by
Dr. Kieran Jordan) of a much larger work produced by Fr. Tom O'Connor
- which he has spent some 40 years researching. ( www.turoeandathenry.com
Further information relating to The Turoe
Stone can be found at: