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Shantalla is to hold the second Shantalla Festival Weekend after last year’s success. This one will be extra special as it marks the 75th year of Shantalla.
In 1881, Father Lally was made parish priest of Rahoon. At the time the parish was served by two churches, Bushypark and Barna, Dr McEvilly, Bishop of Galway was appointed as Archbishop of Tuam, and Father Lally was made Vicar Capitular of the Diocese in the interregnum until the appointment of a successor to Dr McEvilly. Dr McEvilly was aware that the very large parish of Rahoon had no central church so he gave Fr Lally money to start the process of erecting a new church beside the Presentation Convent. Fr Lally collected the funds and employed direct labour to build the church. The foundation stone of St Joseph’s was laid on April 22, 1882, and the church was consecrated on February 7, 1886.
The Shantalla Residents Association is proud to announce the launch of the first Shantalla Festival Weekend, incorporating the traditional five-a-side tournament held annually in the Sliding Rock Park.
A Garden of Remembrance is being created in Shantalla to honour the men and women of the 1916 Rising. Phase one of the project will be officially opened on Easter Monday, March 28, at 4pm.