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Kinvarra in the news – 1922

NEW YORK TRIBUNE 27TH JULY, 1922 P 6 A detachment of Free State troops operating from Galway today came into contact with fifty irregulars marching from Kinvarra. A sharp engagement ensued and seventeen irregulars were captured.

Prevalent maladies – 1824

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL 2ND DECEMBER, 1824 The most prevalent maladies in this town (Galway) and neighbourhood for the last year, are stated from the following Report of Dr. O’MALEY, whose practical intercourse with them through the medium of the Dispensary, affords him an unlimited facility of offering the most correct observations: Fever has been on … Continue reading

The Tablet – 1898

The Tablet 8th May, 1898 His Eminence Cardinal Logue received last week the religious professions of two nuns at the Convent of Mercy, Dundalk. During the ceremony his Eminence delivered a touching address on the duties, obligations, and privileges of the religious life. The young ladies professed were Miss Delia Corless, in religion Sister Mary … Continue reading

Ballyclary – 1842

The Tablet, 22nd October, 1842 MALICIOUS BURNING.—The dwelling-house of a poor industrious man, named Higgins, living at Ballyclary, within a mile of Kinvarra, was maliciously set on fire on the night of the 2nd instant ; the family were all in bed when the wicked act was perpetrated. The cracking noise occasioned by the devouring … Continue reading

A curious construction – 1823

Connaught Journal Galway March 13, 1823 A spinning wheel of curious construction and very neat workmanship was exhibited on Monday last to the Ladies’ Association in the Court-house of Ennis. It is made to have eight persons work at it, and, we understand, fully answers the purpose. The maker is James RO*A*E, who resides in … Continue reading

Fortitude – 1823

Connaught Journal Galway, Ireland Thursday, June 12, 1823 On Wednesday, rather an interesting looking woman was observed standing on the verge of the quay, opposite where the brig Fortitude, freighted with passengers for America, was lying; when, on hearing a shot fired, she thought it was the signal for sailing, on which she plunged into … Continue reading

Galway Girls – fashion – 1823

Connaught Journal Thursday, April 10, 1823 FEMALE FASHIONS FOR APRIL Morning Visiting Dress Pelisse robe of mignionette, leaf green, of Gros de Naples, trimmed down each side in front, and round the border with puffings of same, confined by straps of satin; the bust ornamented by satin Brandenburgs, each terminated by a silk tassel. Frill … Continue reading

Saints and wonders – 1906

A Book of Saints and Wonders – Lady Gregory, 1906 p8 …But if Brigit belonged to the east, it is not in the west she is forgotten, and the people of Burren and of Corcomruadh and Kinvara go every year to her blessed well that is near the sea, praying and remembering her. And in … Continue reading

Baked Monks – 1823

Connaught Journal Monday, May 26, 1823 BAKED MONKS In the Monastery of St. Bernard it is the custom to preserve the dead bodies of the Monks and afterwards place them erect in niches along the walls. This is effected by baking them for five or six months in a very slow oven, contrived for the … Continue reading

Sunday closing – 1879

NEW ZEALAND TABLET VOLUME VI 10TH JANUARY, 1879 P17 (abridged) It is nearly eight years since the Most Rev. Dr. M’Evilly, Lord Bishop of Galway, impressed upon the people of the diocese and of the diocese of Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora, of which his Lordship is Apostolic Administrator, the propriety of closing public houses on Sundays … Continue reading

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