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Arrests Proceeding Satisfactorily – Galway – 1916

Ashburton Guardian Vol XXXVI I. 8441 5th May 1916 p5 ARRESTS PROCEEDING SATISFACTORILY. (Per Press Association) LONDON, May 4 An official communique says: “The situation in Ireland is quiet. Arrests of rebels and the collection of arms are proceeding satisfactorily. “The police barracks at Oranmore were attacked, but resisted until they were relieved. The situation … Continue reading

Welcoming the “criminals” – 1889

Zealand Tablet Vol XVII I. 18 23rd August, 1889 p 21 Jas. Keane, Thomas Prendergast, Pat Moylon, Robert Thomson and Michael Burke of Ardrahan, were recently released from the gentle care of Balfour’s turnkeys in Galway Gaol, after being two months there. They were met by the Craughwell band, with Father Considine. Contingents from Gort, … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1887

New Zealand Tablet, Volume XV, I 18, 26th August 1887, P 21 The demonstrations of delight at Mr. O’Brien’s safe return were by no means confined to the large towns, or those on the immediate line of route from Cork to Dublin. Amongst those places which were illuminated and en fete over the event were … Continue reading

Kinvara League – October 1889

New Zealand Tablet 18th October 1889 p21 Irish news At last meeting of the Kinvara League, Rev. J. Moloney presided, Other members present— Dr. W. J. Nally, Messrs. Burke, Tallman. Halvey, Shaughnessy, Spellman, and Corless, Hon. Sec The Hon. Sec. reported the receipt of a cheque for £3 from Mr. Harrington, M.P., amount of grant … Continue reading

Kinvara Branch of the National League – 1889

New Zealand Tablet, 26th July, 1889 P9 Irish News Kinvara Branch of the National League held a meeting April 28th Rev. John Moloney presided. Among those present are Dr. W.J. Nally, Messrs Holland, Burke, Spellman, Cavanagh, Tallman, Shaughnessy, Farrell and Corless. £5 was forwarded to the Central Branch. The following resolution was passed: “That we … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1893

NEW ZEALAND TABLET VOL XXI, ISSUE 20 3rd March 1893 p21 A writer in the Freeman’s Journal has the following suggestive remarks with regard to the sorrow and poverty which he found amongst the children of a typical school in the West of Ireland. “I once asked the Sisters in charge what might be the … Continue reading

An Dreoilín – 1895

New Zealand Tablet 12th July, 1895 P11 (abridged) Francis A. Fahy is a writer who seems to have struck the popular vein in his productions. Like Mr Graves, he has written a number of songs to familiar airs, and as they are all of the “catching order,” they sink deep in the fancy of the … Continue reading

The mythical Mr Hogan – Kinvara – 1909

New Zealand Tablet Vol 27 Issue 21 – 27th May, 1909 GALWAY— A Myth (abridged) Mr. William Moore, M.P., is a gentleman who takes a genuine delight in endeavouring to make the inhabitants of Great Britain believe that the wickedness of the people of Ireland, the country where he represents a constituency, is past imagining. … Continue reading

Island Eddy – 1928

The Mail 12th June, 1928 p5 The inhabitants of Eddy Island, about nine miles from Galway, Ireland, have not paid their rates for several years and £2,000 is now due from them. Many years ago a small army of bailiffs arrived on the island to make seizures of stock but were beaten off by the … Continue reading

Wreck of the Magpie – Cliffs of Moher – 1864

Freeman’s Journal 22nd June, 1864 p3 WRECK OF H.M. GUNBOAT MAGPIE. Galway, April 5. Yesterday morning I telegraphed to you the intelligence of an unfortunate accident to the screw gunboat Magpie (2) ; and since then, the additional particulars I have gained are of little importance, expect that she did not float last night, as … Continue reading

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