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Headford 1775, a snapshot of a town and its people

Steve Dolan
Galway Heritage

While a barrack and post town, Headford in 1775 was an immeasurably different place from that which exists today. It was dominated by the St Georges, a Cambridgeshire family granted lands after the Cromwellian confiscations. Various sources have been leveraged to tell the story of the town at this time, however this booklet primarily focuses on a 1775 ‘Rent Roll’ of the town and wider area. The Rent Roll of Headford Estate lists the property holders, as well as a description of the properties. A unique snapshot of a village was captured 245 years ago in St George’s Rent Roll and it is hoped that this project will act as a companion guide to illuminate that aspect of Headford’s rich history. There will be an online lecture [free] and booklet [€5] launch. All proceeds will go to Clonbur/Corr na Mona ‘Zambia Housing Project’.

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