Return to Tipperary

We are fully booked as of noon 7 July!
Registrations received after that time will be placed on the waiting list and we will contact you.

It is time to reconnect!

We are venturing out to Galong again! YDHS has teamed up with Family History ACT and the Canberra and District Historical Society to host ‘Return to Tipperary’.

It has been a long while since we have been able to attend special events, further our knowledge and interact in person with like-minded enthusiasts of Irish Australian history.  What better place to do this than at Galong, the ‘Paradise of the Ryans’ who hailed from Tipperary.

This weekend seminar with fourteen presentations is all about how to research and understand the Irish at home, and as Australian immigrants and settlers. Primarily, the program has been created with family historians in mind but has much to offer local historians and those with a general interest in the Irish.

The venue for our weekend is the St Clement’s Retreat and Conference Centre behind which is one of the oldest surviving Irish properties in southern NSW, ‘Galong House’, or ‘Galong Castle’ as many called it. The property was founded in the late 1820s by transported Tipperary convict Edward ‘Ned’ Ryan, whose extensive ‘runs’ were ‘beyond the limits of location’. Here you can experience history, and family history, in a unique setting.

The all-inclusive registration covers presentations, comfortable accommodation, all food (including pre-dinner drinks and a three course dinner and music in ‘Galong House’) and much more. An overview of the presentations and the weekend can be found here: Return to Tipperary

We hope to see you there where you will be greeted with a sincere céad míle fáilte—a hundred thousand welcomes.

For further information contact

Cheryl Mongan        phone 0413 312 081 or
Susan Pillans       phone 0402 251 348.

Return to Tipperary Registration Form

St Clement’s Retreat & Conference Centre, Galong Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November 2022

Deposit of $150.00 per person or payment in full for the weekend package specified within three(3) days of being advised of the availability of the accommodation, with the balance to be paid in full by 30 October 2022.
Registrations cancelled after that date will attract a cancellation fee of $150.00 unless the vacancy can be filled.

Please complete the online form, or download an offline PDF here: Tipperary registration form

To qualify for the membership price, please enter your YDHS, FHACT & CDHS membership number here

Please note there are no single rooms with ensuite facilities. A bathroom with facilities for the disabled is located on the ground floor of the Retreat House. Every effort will be made to ensure that the accommodation you request will be allocated, however no guarantee can be given and rooms will be allocated in the order of receipt with the first payments or deposits securing the preferred accommodation.