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Launch of JOTS 16

It’s that time of year again! The sixteenth edition of JOTS, the Journal of the Old Tuam Society will be officially launched Friday, 29th November at the Corralea Court Hotel at 8 pm. This year’s volume will be launched by Dr Paul McNulty. Paul is a long-time friend and visitor to Tuam. An emeritus of the Department of Engineering at UCD, he has most recently turned his attention to the history and culture of the west of Ireland, publishing many new works, including ‘The Genealogy of the Anglo-Norman Lynches who settled in Galway’ and a moving novel based around the lives of those caught up in the trauma of the notorious Bodkin Murders of 1741.

Coincidentally, JOTS 16 includes a fresh and fascinating look at the Bodkin Murders, along with a wide and eclectic mix of articles and photos from new contributors that will interest all. There is a strong focus this year on a number of prominent Tuam families and their contribution to the business life of the town, including two beautifully il…

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