Neart tri Bunseasmhacht
Strength through Perseverance
Talty Family Roots Project
Day 1 Sun 20 Aug 2017
Gathering participants all travelled from their respective airports Dublin/Shannon to Ennstymon on order to access accommodation.
Day one was challenging as the flights to Ireland were affected by a Hurricane in the Atlantic, which caused flight diversions to London, and also some participants were set down at Gander Airport for an extended time.
Passengers who did manage to arrive in Shannon were delayed and this put the bus transport connections awray - but finally everyone was settled.
Day2 Mon 21 August 2017
Participants met at the Community Centre in Ennistymon for an introduction to the weeks programme. Following luch we all bussed to "Wild Irish Sea Veg" in Caherush near Quilty were we visited Mickie, Gerard and Evan Talty who run a company which produces food and cosmetic products from sea weed. This family have been harvesting sea products for 4 generations.
We proceeded to Cooneys in Quilty for dinner and then on the McCarthys Bar in Coore for some drinks and music. Mrs McCarthy is Patricia Talty and was our host. Music was provided by Talty musicians or related individuals.
Day 3 - Tuesday 22 August 2017
Everyone visited with John Talty at the Mount Callan Wind Farm and later to Miltown Malbay the parish of origin of all Taltys in the world. Some members visited their own townland of origin and their family homesteads.
Back at the hotel in the evening, Sean Talty delivered a talk on the history of Traditional Music and its Talty connections.
A Talk on the findings of the Talty Project took place at the Hotel in Ennistymon.
Everyone choose from a list of options to explore on their own today. Some went to the Aran Islands, some to the clifffs of Moher and others to Galway City.
Day 4 - Wed 23 August 2017
We all bussed off to the Bunratty folk park where many Talty attendants were available to show visotors they type of homestead their progenitors came from. We also visited the Bunratty Castle to see how the Gaelic lords lived up to the 1600's. Enroute back we visited Ennis briefly.
On Thursday night we hosted a concert at the community centre with all Talty performers.
Day 5 - Thurs 24th August 2017