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John Lennon – Ballinderreen – 1868

THE MORNING STAR AND CATHOLIC REGISTER 21ST JUNE, 1868 P3 With feelings of deep regret, says the Galway Vindicator, we record the demise of the Rev. John Lennon P.P., which sad event occurred on the 11th ult. at his residence, Ballinderreen. Father Lennon had been for a long period paster of the parish of Ballinderreen, … Continue reading

Kinvara – 2012

COMHAIRLE CHONTAE NA GAILLIMHE MINUTES OF LOUGHREA AREA COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT LOUGHREA REGIONAL OFFICES ON THURSDAY 20th SEPTEMBER, 2012 Kinvara Cllr Fahy advised that he and Cllr Feeney attended a meeting of Kinvara Community Council where Deputy Colm Keaveney was also present, concerns were raised regarding the N67 road realignment project, the old road … Continue reading

The Fever Hospital – Kinvara and Killeenavau – 1848

Galway County Council Archives ‘…to acquire, preserve and make accessible the documentary memory of county Galway’ U:\Archives – Collection Management\Descriptive Lists\Poor Law Unions\G01-12 Gort PLU2, 2009-11.doc ix By January 1848 temporary fever hospitals were established in Kinvarra and Killeenavau (G01/12/7, p28). In April 1848 the Board accepted the tender of Martin Linnane ‘for the erection … Continue reading

Love and the Gaelic League -1902

  The World News – 25 October, 1902 MARRIAGE IN IRISH. THE FIRST WEDDING IN LONDON IN THE GAELIC TONGUE. The first marriage solemnised in London ln the Irish language took place recently at Dockhead Catholic Church. The bridegroom was Mr. John O’Keane, for the past three years the secretary of the Gaelic League of … Continue reading

Evictions – New Quay – 1898

New Zealand Tablet Vol.XXVI Issue 17  – 2nd September, 1898 P9 HARSH EVICTIONS (abridged) There is still a friend left here and there says United Ireland, to the evicted and harassed tenants of Ireland. While the majority of their brethren look on indifferently at eviction and consequent suffering, a few faithful friends, priests and payment, … Continue reading

Kinvara – Dail Eireann – 1978

Houses of the Oireachtas Dail Eireann Debate Vol. 210 No. 9 – Written Answers – Untreated Sewage Thursday, 14 December 1978 Mr. Donnellan and Mr. Mannion asked the Minister for the Environment if he is aware that untreated sewage is being discharged into Kinvara Bay, County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Minister … Continue reading

The Commercial Hotel, Kinvara – 1923

Houses of the Oireachtas Ceisteanna – hire of motor cars Wednesday 31st January 1923 TOMAS MAC EOIN (for Tomás O Conaill):   To ask the Minister for Defence what steps have been taken to settle the account due to Mr. Thomas Greene, of the Commercial Hotel, Kinvara, Co. Galway, for the hire of motor cars by the … Continue reading

Cahercon – 1890

NEW ZEALAND TABLET VOLUME XVII 7TH MARCH 1890 P 21 IRISH NEWS Amongst the applicants for outdoor relief at the Gort Union was Mrs Alice Treacy, wife of Michael Treacy, who was evicted from his holding in Cahercon.  Treacy is at present in prison for taking forcible possession of his old homestead.  This is his … Continue reading

Elysium via Kinvara – 1875

Freeman’s Journal –  29 May 1875, page 4  Celtic Voyages. Ua Corra was a Connaught squire, not one of the jolly, fox hunting, rakish, ‘gentleman’ of more modern times, but a professor of the black art, who did not hesitate to hold direct communication with the devil, and to drag his wife into a partnership … Continue reading

The Great Leveller – 1853

The Brooklyn Daily 12th March 1853   (abridged) It’s curious how one snuff-taker will pick out another.  Place two snuff takers in the most crowded room, and before ten minutes are over they will have found out each other and be in earnest conversation together. A snuff-box is an opening for conversation between two persons, … Continue reading

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