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The Hooker and the Hurricane – 1877

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ FREEMAN’S JOURNAL 10TH MARCH 1877 THREE IRISH FISHERMEN ADRIFT IN MID OCEAN. The Old Dominion, of the Old Dominion Steamship Company, arrived at New York recently, having on board seventeen men, fourteen of whom were Italians and three, natives of Ireland, who have strange stones, to tell of the recent storms at sea. The. … Continue reading

How Ethne quitted Tir na nOg

THE HIGH DEEDS OF FINN AND OTHER BARDIC ROMANCES 
OF ANCIENT IRELAND T. W. ROLLESTON, Crowell and Company, New York – How Ethne Quitted Tir na nÓg (abridged) By the banks of the River Boyne, where rises the great Fairy Mound of Newgrange, there once the shining Palace of a prince of the Danaan, named … Continue reading

An Irish Ship canal – via Doorus and Island Eddy – 1884

FREEMAN’S JOURNAL 18TH OCTOBER, 1884 P6 AN IRISH SHIP CANAL. The suggestion of constructing a ship canal across Ireland, from Dublin to Galway, or Dublin to the Shannon, has been warmly taken up by eminent and competent men in London. Elaborate plans and surveys have been made at considerable expense, which have been submitted by … Continue reading

Wreck of the Commerce – 1848

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ COLONIAL TIMES 15TH DECEMBER, 1848 WRECK OF THE COMMERCE EMIGRANT SHIP A most shocking loss of an emigrant ship, with upwards of one hundred persons on board, was reported at Lloyd’s. The vessel that met with the sad disaster was the barque Commerce, belonging to Limerick, 267 ton burthen, Halliday master. She sailed from … Continue reading

Haunted – 1914

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ TRUE IRISH GHOST STORIES (excerpts) COMPILED BY St. John D. Seymour B.D & Harry L. Neligan D.I.R.I.C.  1914 Courtesy: Project Gutenberg   A lady, who requests that her name be suppressed, relates a strange sight seen by her sister in Galway. The latter’s husband was stationed in that town about seventeen years ago. One … Continue reading

allaboutagnes

Agnes of the Ark has declined to be interviewed for widgetworld3.  She is getting lessons in the ‘world wide web’ from her great grand niece (me) and has decided to set up her own page. In point of fact told me straight out “That’s an awful stupid name for a webpage.  What the name of … Continue reading

Burned by the potato blight – 1850

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ The Athens post – September 27, 1850 p3 A WOMAN BURNED BY THE POTATO BLIGHT (abridged) As every fact connected with the mysterious disease which steals away the food is of importance, we give the following singular statement which appears in the Galway Vindicator: A woman named M— M——- ages thirty three, was brought … Continue reading

Better to be Crystal – 1904

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE INTERMOUNTAIN CATHOLIC 16TH JULY, 1904 Better to be a crystal and be broken Than dull clay like a tile upon the roof; Better to put thy courage, doubtful-hearted, Unto the proof. O in success there often lurks a failure That feeds upon the soul in hidden shame. And in defeat there sometimes rests … Continue reading

The Tailteann Games

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ FREEMAN’S JOURNAL 19TH MAY 1927 P37 THE TAILTEANN GAMES – WHAT THEY WERE (BY N.F. Degidon – abridged) The ancient festival of Tailteann was first inaugurated in honour of a pagan queen, Tailte, after whom the place was named, and around whose burial mound the athletic feats and various sports and games were performed. … Continue reading

The Magic Harp – 1935

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ EXAMINER SATURDAY 20TH JULY 1935 P2 “THE MAGIC HARP” (abridged) As far back as the first historical records the harp has been accorded the place of honour, Irish folk lore places great stress on the harp as the national musical instrument.  In all important events where music was admitted, at feasts and banquets, the … Continue reading

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