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Tuam history journal is bigger than ever this year

Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 11:11am
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Tuam history  journal is bigger than ever this year

THE front cover of JOTS 17 features Miss Josephine Gannon, 21-year-old daughter of Tom Gannon, Tubberjarlath Road, who won the national final of the Miss Associated Ballrooms Contest in December 1967, in the Las Vegas Ballroom, Tuam.

Tuam history  journal is bigger than ever this year

THE front cover of JOTS 17 features Miss Josephine Gannon, 21-year-old daughter of Tom Gannon, Tubberjarlath Road, who won the national final of the Miss Associated Ballrooms Contest in December 1967, in the Las Vegas Ballroom, Tuam.

Tuam history

journal is bigger

than ever this year

 

By Anne Tierney and Ruairi O hAodha

AS with everyone else, this year has been a strange one for the Old Tuam Society (OTS).  For the first time since the society’s founding over 70 years ago, business is no longer as usual.

Sadly, along with the cancellation of monthly lectures, the main outing of the society’s annual calendar, the launch of the Journal of the Old Tuam Society (JOTS) has suffered the fate of all other gatherings due to the ongoing pandemic. JOTS has now reached its 17th edition, no small achievement for any local publication, and it continues to go from strength to strength.

 The brainchild of local historian Maurice Laheen, the journal was something of a step into unknown waters. Maurice perceptively sensed a deep desire and local need for such an annual, so as to ensure that the people of Tuam continued to engage with all aspects of the heritage of their most historic ‘city’ and as a source and platform to encourage further research into the future.

Read more in this week's edition of The Tuam Herald, on sale in shops and online www.tuamherald.ie

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