Dunmanway Heritage Centre is located on the Main Street and features presentations on such diverse subjects as Sam Maguire, The Cox Family, Our Dark Legacy – The Great Famine, The Model School, Education in Dunmanway from the 18th Century to the 21st Century
Other features include information on the four Castles in Dunmanway – the MacCarthy Castles at Dunmanway and Togher as well as the Randal Og Hurley Castle at Ballinacarriga and the Crowley Castle at Ahakeera.
Also available at the centre in research on Archeology in the locality, Michael Doheny, the Fenian, Fr James Doheny, P.P. in Dunmanway from 1818 to 1848; Duffys Circus; Placenames; and Register of Headstones in Kilbarry and Fanlobbus graveyards.
Dunmanway Historical Association meets monthly at the Heritage Centre and gives talks regularly on topics of local interest. School children are especially welcome to visit the centre to research school projects.
The Heritage Centre now offers helpful information and assistance to those seeking genealogy information covering the Dunmanway area. The 1901 and 1911 Census records as well as Griffith’s Valuation of 1852 are available as a valuable resource in genealogy research, and the staff at the heritage centre are always helpful in searching church records for the Dunmanway area. Requests for information by Email are always welcome.