Centenary Celebrations

Joe Heaney’s centenaɼy

Joe Heaney was born on the 1st of October 1919. To celebrate his hundredth anniversery, the Cartlanna drew up a schedule to publish new items of previously unreleased archive material throughout the year.

Out of respect for native traditions, it seemed appropriate to time these releases to co-incide with dates of significance to the communities of Iorras Aithneach, the district in the west of County Galway where Joe was born and reared, and of Conamara generally. The dates chosen were Saint Patrick’s Day, Good Friday (19th April), May Day / Féile Joe Éinniú, Saint John’s Eve (23th June), Mac Dara’s Day (16th July), Ciarán’s Day (9th September) and Caillín’s Day (13th November). There was also be the odd bonus release on other dates and there was of course a major release on the anniversary of Joe’s birthday (1st October).

We’re particularly delighted that a lot of this new material is in the form of video, a medium which had previously been under-represented in the Cartlanna.

The following is a full list of the new entries added during this very special year.

Míċeál Ó Loċlainn
1st October 2019

Concert in Carna; 14th October 2019

A concert was held at 8.00pm on 14th October 2019 to celebrate the centenary of Joe Heaney’s birth. The venue was Ionad Cuimhneacháin na nImearcach, in Carna.