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The escape of J.B. Dillon – via Kinvara – 1848

The Armagh Guardian 11th December, 1848  CMSIED 9311447 (abridged) A correspondent sends the following particulars relative to the escape of Mr. J. B. Dillon from the western shores of Clare. – “It will be in the recollection of your readers, that when six of the most prominent leaders in the late insurrection held a ‘council … Continue reading

Fahy – 1893

The history and antiquities of the diocese of Kilmacduagh J. Fahy 1893 McGill and Son Dublin The Parish and Church of Kinvara- In the existing parish of Kinvara we have the union of the three ancient parishes of Kiloveragh, Kilena, and Durus. We cannot say when they were united, but we have no doubt that … Continue reading

Kinvarra – expenses – 1849

EPPI  excerpt from Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland Correspondence between Treasury and Poor Law Commissioners for Ireland respecting Advance, Distribution or Expenditure of Amounts raised under Act for General Rate in Aid in Ireland Under General Rate in Aid Act, Ireland. Enclosure 8, in No. 184. Gort Union EXPENSES ATTENDING CHOLERA PATIENTS, COMMENCING ON … Continue reading

Kinvarra Fever Hospital

EPPI Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland Papers relating to proceedings for relief of distress and state of unions and workhouses in Ireland, 1848 p 123   £       s.    d. Expenses on account Kinvarra Fever Hospital              207     13    3 Expenses for coffins, … Continue reading

For sale – County Galway – 1850

Freemans Journal 5th December, 1850 p3 (abridged) Irish Encumbered Estates Commission The proceedings under this commission are still in full operation, and the list already published contains some of the most picturesque portions of the country. The county of Galway has a large share in these sales, and numbers many a beautiful range of lake … Continue reading

Galway Gaol – 1835

The Sydney Herald 19th October, 1835 p4 A treadmill is being erected in Galway gaol, by the power of which blocks of marble may be sawed and plashed. This will be what you may call hard labour. ================

News in brief – 1912

Northern Star = 11th May 1912 p9 Boycotting and Police (abridged) There has been no cattle driving in the county since July 1911 but in other reports generally the county in the direction of Athenry, Craughwell, Oranmore, Gort and Kinvara, and bordering on the County Clare, was in a deplorable state. In the great majority … Continue reading

Galway – 1932

The World’s News 24th August, 1932 A shark, which the Cunard liner Samaria struck when 150 miles from Galway on her voyage from New York, was removed from the vessel’s bow when she arrived in Galway.

Journey to California – 1849

The Belfast Newsletter 11th September, 1849 cmsied 101138 JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA. So now the Golden Age is come, The Golden Country lies before us, We leave the plough, we quit the loom, And merrily we chant in chorus, “The Golden Country lies before us.” Away! Away! across the sea, Thro’ forest vast and wild Savannah, … Continue reading

Kinvarra Harbour – 1905

EPPI Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland Seventy-fourth Annual Report of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ieland, with appendices for 1905-1906 MARINE WORKS ACT, 1902 2nd Ed. VII., c 24 p8 Since our last Report the only additional work taken in hands under the Marine Works Act, was that at Kinvarra, County Galway. The … Continue reading

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