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Kinvara – 1911

Albury Banner and Wodonga Express 7th April, 1911 p36 A clever ruse adopted to trap the alleged writer of a threatening letter was described at Galway, Ireland. An American named Michael Walsh was remanded in connection with an attempt to obtain money from Count Blake. A letter was written to the count, who resides near … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1920

The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser 13th July 1920 p4 (abridged) On Sunday morning at 2 o’clock, the house of John Killeen, a labourer, living near Kinvara, was fired into. One bullet lodged in Killeen’s chest and the other fell beside him on the bed. Dr Connolly immediately was on the scene and … Continue reading

Foy’s Hill – 1848

Galway County Council Archives 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 of Fever sheds near Kinvarra for one hundred patients at one pound two shillings per foot lineal measurement…’ (G01/12/7, p122). The Board at … Continue reading

Dance Halls – 1935

Freeman’s Journal 9th July, 1931 p35 (By N.C.W.C. News Service.) Dublin, May 25.— The modern evils of the dance halls and the laxity of parental control formed the theme of the addresses of the Irish Hierarchy during the present season of visitation for administering Confirmatiion. Speaking in Tuam, the Most Rev. Thomas P. Gilmartin, Archbishop … Continue reading

Melbourne – Kinvarra – 1861

The Argus (Melbourne) 17th October, 1861 p1 ELLEN GALVIN, late of Kinvarra, County Galway, Ireland – your sister Bridget is anxious to hear from you. Inquire Sergeant Johnston, William Street Police Barracks, Melbourne. Also Mary Scanlon, late of Kinvarra, to inquire for her niece at same place.

Go to Ireland – 1849

The Sydney Morning Herald 25th October, 1849 page 3 GO TO IRELAND. (From the Times, June 15. – abridged) A SEASON comes in every year when English- men are converted into a nation of tourists. The high-pressure Parliamentary, professional, and commercial occupation is taken off, and the enjoyment of the holiday-making is in proportion to … Continue reading

Burren Bards

Freeman’s Journal 28th March 1929 p43 The Rise of the Bard NOTE: Donnchadh Mór Ó Dálaigh (who died in 1244) lived in Finavarra in County Clare. A  monument in his memory was erected at Pouldoody Bay opposite the site thought to be the poetry school of the Ó Dálaigh’s.  According to O’Donovan the Annals of the Four Masters … Continue reading

Tyrone Estate – 1910

Freeman’s Journal 17th March, 1910 p14 Through the exertions of the Most Rev. Dr. O’Dea, Bishop of Galway, and the Rev. Miohael Walsh.. P.P., Ballinderreen, Kilcolgan, the trouble on the Tyrone estate is at last practically at an end. There are close upon two hundred holdings in the vicinity of the Tyrone estate, and in … Continue reading

Cliffs of Moher – 1856

Bendigo Advertiser 8th April. 1856 p3 A public subscription is being raised by the inhabitants of Clare, for the erection of a monument in honour of Cornelius O’Brien, M.P. on the celebrated Cliffs of Moher, which he has so elegantly improved and arranged for the convenience of tourists.

Kilbaha – 1852

The Sydney Morning Herald 21st February, 1852 P6 (abridged) The Clare Journal states, that on Sunday, the 28th of September last, at a chapel in the county of Clare, sentence of excommunication was pronounced by a priest, at the altar, on all the people of Kilbaha, who had sent their children to Kiltrellig school, or … Continue reading

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