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A Plucky Woman – 1885

Freeman’s Journal 18th April, 1885 A PLUCKY WOMAN. On Saturday, February 28, Mrs. Healy, Loughrea, wife of the evicted tenant, who is undergoing two months’ imprisonment for for forcible possession, was arrested and charged before Major Rogers, J.P., with assaulting two emergency men who were in occupation of the farm from which Healy and his … Continue reading

The rent office, Loughrea – 1937

The Daily News 9th November, 1937 p6 An infernal machine today partly wrecked the rent-office in Loughrea, County Galway, where the Earl of Harewood’s agent is due tomorrow to collect quarterly rents from the Harewood tenants. Arrests are expected. Negotiations are progressing between the Earl of Harewood and tenants for the sale of the town … Continue reading

A strange discovery near Loughrea – 1876

Northern Argus, 20th October, 1876 p4(abridged) A correspondent of the Freeman has sent the following account of a remarkable discovery in a bog near Loughrea: Last week the body of a full-grown female was dug up by a young man while cutting turf in Carnagarry bog, about two miles from this town. The body is … Continue reading

Kinvara, Killina, Durus – 1847

From the United Parishes of Kinvara, Killina, and Durus, Co Galway, per the Rev. Francis Arthur. “Deaths by starvation from October 1846 to April 1847. – 148 Number of deaths occasioned by eating bad food- such as nettles, seaweed – 98.

Catherine Mahony – Loughrea – 1843

South Australian Register 13th May, 1843 p2 At the petty sessions of Loughrea, Ireland, the master of the Union Workhouse preferred a charge against one of the inmates, named Catherine Mahony, “for having continued to speak when cautioned to be silent.” The magistrate dismissed the complaint and strongly censured this new mode of burking (hurting?) … Continue reading

The Progress of Temperance – Ballinderreen – 1840

Australasian Chronicle 17th November, 1840 The Very Rev. Fr. Mathew, being on a visit at Kilcornan, the hospirable mansion of N. Redington, Esq., M P., administered the total abstinence pledge on the 21st and 22nd ult., to upwards of eight hundred postulants. Many from the neighbouring parishes of Oranmore, Ballinacourty, Ballinderreen, &c., who lost the … Continue reading

Ennis – 1826

The Monitor (Sydney) 17th November, 1826 CLARE, ENNIS, MARCH 6 On Friday last, a great number of the trades-people went some distance out of town, with a band and colours, in expectation of meeting Counsellor O’Connell, and intending to draw his carriage into town. Several of them were tastefully dressed, and carried poles with large … Continue reading

Sold – 1865

The Freeman’s Journal 3rd May, 1865 p 278 The two remaining unsold lots of the Burren estate in the county Clare were purchased by private sale on Friday by Wm Lane Joynt, Esq, agent to Lord Anally for £11,000. Thus the noble lord has become the owner of all the Burren estates. The noble lord … Continue reading

The Rival – Galway – 1833

The Sydney Herald 22nd April 1833 We regret to state that by accounts received at Lloyd’s today, the Rival of London, Capt. Wallis from the Clyde to Oporto, carrying troops for the service of Dom Pedro, was totally wrecked near Galway previous to the 4th of December. It is supposed the number on board, with … Continue reading

Corofin – 1826

The Monitor (Sydney) 17th November, 1826(abridged) Our readers are aware that a Public School has been for a time kept under the patronage of Mr. Synge, of Dysart near the market town of Corofin. It is no less notorious that the School has met with considerable opposition from Mr. Murphy, the Priest of the Parish. … Continue reading

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