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Seemed like a good idea at the time – 1906

THE BROAD AX., APRIL 21 1906 P4 EXPENSIVE ANTICShttps://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ Two young men who played the part of ghosts in Galway, Ireland, with extraordinary success, found it an expensive pastime. An elderly woman was acting as caretaker of a vacant house, and the young men gained an entrance to the upper rooms, where their antics so … Continue reading

Galway’s Giant Ghost – 1907

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ BISBEE DAILY REVIEW, APRIL 27 1909 P8 GALWAY HAS A GIANT GHOST Apparition Eight Feet High Leaps into the River Dublin – A spectral  figure, grey in color and about eight feet in height is said to have haunted the railway line near Galway for nights. The apparition, which is described as “tapering toward … Continue reading

Avoiding tax – the odds were good in 1910/11

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ Part 1 THE HAWAIIAN STAR JULY 22, 1911 p17 The Galway County Council has found a bold man who has undertaken, on a 50 per cent commission basis, to collect all the back taxes due from the inhabitants of the south and middle isles of Aran. These sturdy farmers and fishermen have not paid … Continue reading

Hint taken – 1905

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ The Broad Ax., March 11 1905 p 4 TAKEN AT HIS WORD Canon McAlpine recently delivered an address to Irish unemployed at Clifden, Co Galway, declaring that people would be fools to starve “so long as fat sheep were grazing on the hillside or sleek kine were browsing on the plain”. A few nights … Continue reading

Perspective

The mountain sentinel., May 6, 1852 p3 https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ IRELAND AS SHE IS In Horace Greely’s “Glances at Europe” published in New York in 1851, page 317 we find the following passage: “Walking with a friend through one of the waste streets of Galway, (Ireland,) beside the outlet of the lakes I came where a girl … Continue reading

Home

The Intermountain Catholic, November 24 1906 page 2 https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ HOME, SWEET HOME – J.J.FLEMING, ALLEGHENY, PA., U.S.A. I would love to be in Galway when the flowers begin to bloom, And the hawthorn scents the air for miles around. When the birds begin to warble their welcome to the spring No sweeter spot on earth … Continue reading

Cu Chulainn – Cricket Champion!

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ Freeman’s Journal Thursday 9 July 1908 CRICKET IN ANCIENT IRELAND A Hole in the Ground as Wicket Mr Andrew Lang, in an article in the “Morning Post” on the evolution of bowling, says that originally the batsmen defended no stumps, but a hole in the ground.  The object of the bowler was to get … Continue reading

A Mermaid in Connemara 1820

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 16th September, 1820 MERMAID We extract the following article from The Galway Advertiser:- Naturalists have hitherto doubted of the existence of mermaids and mermen:  We have it now in our (sic.) to set at rest the doubts of sceptics upon this duplex order of animals, one … Continue reading

For the ladies – arsenic, lead and bismuth – 1878

widgetworld3.wordpress.com The Colac Herald (vic:  1st November, 1878) Supplement FOR THE LADIES – COSMETICS ETC In an article on “making up” the Pictorial world says:  “With the utmost recklessness our fashionable fair luxuriate in cosmetics, washes, and powders, and many other triumphs of the perfumer. Yet so long as their end is gained by fancying … Continue reading

Travels – Kinvara, Aughinish 1917

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ SEEING THE WORLD Travel Notes [XX-by the Hon. P.McM.Glynn, K.C. Minister for Home and Territories] The Register 18 June 1917 p6 Driving round by the flaggy shore to Ballyvaughan and then across a gap in the Burren Mountains towards Kinvara, from which a fine view of the inner part of Galway Bay, the promontory … Continue reading

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