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Community Archives Conference 2022: Register

The conference takes place during the Galway International Arts Festival and as well as the scheduled CAHG Conference events you will be able to spend your free time taking advantage of all that has to offer.

Galway International Arts Festival

From 11th-24th July 2022, thousands of visitors and locals alike will enjoy this key cultural event on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. During two packed weeks, the festival will feature the very best of the performing and visual arts from Ireland and around the world, with an international program of theatre, opera, dance, circus, exhibitions, spectacle, music, comedy, talks, and discussions.

Our conference

We also have an exciting conference programme and our own exclusive cultural events for you.


As you arrive you will be given a warm Irish welcome and be able to connect with and find out about local community archive and heritage groups.

A formal welcome will include speakers from CAHG and our Irish partners and there will also be time on Friday afternoon to visit the archives and special collections of the James Hardiman Library which will open for visits between 3pm and 4.30pm.

Our first keynote of the conference will see Professor Breandán (Brendan) MacSuibhne, deliver a talk entitled “Dear Father and Mother …”: The Kerby A. Miller Collection of Irish Emigrant Memoirs and Correspondence” on Friday evening.

Rounding off our Friday programme is our Conference Dinner at a local restaurant – an optional event for which booking is essential.


This day sees us deep dive into the full range of talks, presentations and workshops with a keynote at the start of the day to begin proceedings.

The CAHG Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday afternoon and the evening is free for people to explore the delights of Galway for themselves.


Our wonderful Irish partners have laid on a coach tour: Insights to the Heritage of Connemara – the People and the Place. This full day tour (9am-5pm) will take in heritage sites, local food and culture.

Registration for the conference is free and includes the cultural and social events (apart from the Friday night dinner – where guests pay the restaurant direct).

Delegates need to pay for their own travel and accommodation – see below for information about on-campus, discounted rooms.


The University accommodation provider Goldcrest has reserved a limited number of single and double rooms on campus in the Goldcrest Village at a significantly reduced rate of Euro 72 for single ensuite and Euro 118 for a double ensuite per night. We strongly advise booking early to take advantage of this discounted accommodation as hotels, guesthouses and AirB&B will get booked up early due to the arts festival.

Goldcrest Village accommodation has been successfully accredited as ‘Approved Tourist Accommodation’ under Fáilte Ireland’s Welcome Standard Programme and has also received a Fáilte Ireland Customer Service Excellence award.

It may be possible to book extra nights with Goldcrest but this may not be at the same rate as for the conference booking. Please contact them direct to arrange this.

Click here to book this accommodation.

Other accommodation

Find alternative accommodation nearby here.

Travelling to the conference

If you are coming from the UK (or elsewhere outside of Ireland) you can find lots of information on travel options here.

If you haven’t travelled outside mainland UK since the COVID-19 pandemic you may find things have changed

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