Welcome to The Emigration and Diaspora Centre Project – Carna, Connemara.
An insight into the migration from the Gaeltacht and the story of the Diaspora
The Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh (on right) looks on as Carna Parish Priest, Fr Pádraig Standún, blesses the foundation stone for the Emigrants Commemorative Centre in Carna. September 23rd 2014.
Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston looks through the old roll books in the Carna Primary School to find the names of his aunts, the Walsh’s of Callowfeenish. On the left, Máire Greene, the School Principal and immediately to her right is Sergeant Winnie Cotter of the Boston Police, the Mayor’s first cousin. Mayor Walsh’s mother, Mary Walsh, a native of Ros Muc, is on the left of the picture.
The old building from 1887. It was once a school and later the Carna Parish Hall. It will be blended into the Emigrants Centre.