Tomorrow (Saturday) a unique family reunion is taking place on Achill island.
The last family to live in the Deserted Village in Achill , the Callaghans, are gathering for the occasion. Anthony Callaghan and his sister, Annie Ward, were both born and raised in a house in what’s now known as the Deserted Village, and left the family home in the 1940s, and both of them are making the trip back to be part of the reunion along with 50 other family members.
The group will meet at the former family home, followed by a gathering in the Annexe Inn in Keel. Anthony and Annie are the only surviving siblings and have great memories and stories about growing up in Slievemore and are looking forward to returning to Achill.
Achill Islander Sean Molloy has been telling Midwest News editor Teresa O’Malley more about this weekend’s celebrations.