Grand juries were an important part of local government in 19th century Ireland and they had a reputation for road building and corruption.
The grand juries will be the subject of a lecture from the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, which will take place in the Harbour Hotel Dock Road, this Monday at 8pm.
The lecture is entitled The Finances of Grand Juries in Ireland, and will be given by Dr Aidan Kane, a lecturer in economics at NUI Galway. Using annual county-level data, drawn from parliamentary papers, the lecture will examine general economic conditions in Ireland, before and after the Famine.
All are welcome to attend. See www.gahs.info