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If you were born on Hallowed E’en – 1910

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OCTOBER 31ST, 1910 P4 It is an old superstition that children born on Halloween night will be possessed of peculiar faculties of foresight. Such persons are reputed to be gifted with the ability to see the future with a clear vision – they are seers. Among the pagans such a … Continue reading

Hallowe’en – not all ghosts are good! – 1864

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ Sacramento Daily Union, 14th December 1864 (abridged) The customs of Holy Eve are as various as the countries where the feast is kept. A supper of the products of the orchard, connected with the etiquette of a hundred tricks, are attractive features “for the night only”. But it is not the broad board of … Continue reading

The night when fairies hold high carnival – 1896

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL 25TH OCTOBER, 1896 The night when fairies hold high Carnival In Ireland young women place three nuts on the grate bars of the fire. One that cracks or jumps is a faithless lover, while one that burns or blazes is a true one. They burn the shells of nuts eaten … Continue reading

Halloween – 1908

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE SUN 1ST NOVEMBER, 1908 P10 *abridged Halloween, or Samhain night according to the old Druidical division of the year, comes on the last day of summer. It is the gloomiest night of the whole twelve months to the fairy folk. The Fe-fiada, or spell of enchantment, is removed from all the fairy hills … Continue reading

Colcannon – 1914

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE CATHOLIC PRESS 24TH DECEMBER 1914 Colcannon – That my mother used to make (abridged) Colcannon is a dish… rather difficult to make, and to have such a success entails much patient labour and by a skilled house keeper. On All Hallowe’en Eve — the night the fairies are ruling — it is a … Continue reading

Eloquent indignation – 1909

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE TUAM HERALD, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1909
 TUAM, CO GALWAY £20 REWARD
 Whereas several libellous and scandalous Letters were sent to me and other Person through the Post Office, having forged names to them, I hereby offer the above reward to any person who will give such information as will lead to the conviction … Continue reading

For Collectors of Books – 1823

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ CONNAUGHT JOURNAL MARCH 3RD, 1823 Collectors of books will not be sorry to learn, that a few drops of oil of
lavender will insure their libraries from mildew. A single drop of the same oil will prevent a pint of ink from mouldiness for any length of time. Past (sic) may be kept free from … Continue reading

Traffic – 1823

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ Connaught Journal 
Thursday, May 1, 1823 NUISANCE 
The turf cars, which are suffered to remain at the different corners, and 
particularly near William-street, Galway town, are really a very great nuisance. They
 block up the main streets, so as to render them quite impassible, especially on a market day, and the entrance to the … Continue reading

Food for thought – 1885

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ “The land of Ireland, like the land of every other country, belongs to the people who inhabit it * * * and when the inhabitants of a country leave it ‘en masse’ because a Government does not leave them room to live, that Government is already judged and condemned.” Principles Of Political Economy By … Continue reading

Máire Rua – Red Mary – 1927

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ http://obrienclan.com/the-legends-of-maire-rua FREEMAN’S JOURNAL 24TH FEBRUARY, 1927 P23 THE STRONG WOMAN OF THOMOND. Maureen Rhua. THREE THOUSAND YEARS AGO. Maev of Connacht is a name of light romance. For nigh a hundred years that strong untameable spiirit moulded and, perchance at times, marred the destiny of every notable life , that came under her influence. … Continue reading

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