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Ardrahan, Russia – 1877

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer 19th May 1877 p1 Erseroum, dated May 15 says that an attack of the Russians on Ardrahan has been bravely repulsed by the Turks. The Times Vienna correspondent says; According to the dits of the Russians themselves they intend going down once more to Adrianople, and having got there, to inform … Continue reading

Mat Roseingrave, Gort – 1918

Referee (Sydney) 4th December, 1918 p8 (abridged) Last week when discussing famous Irish athletes in connection with the running hop, step and jump, the name of Mat. Roseingrave, of Gort, cropped up, and I promised to give some particulars of his career in Australasia. Roseingrave, as we knew him, was the beau ideal of an … Continue reading

St Colman MacDuagh Pilgrimage – 1903

The Intermountain Catholic 28th November, 1903 P2 The annual pilgrimage to the burial place of St.Colman MacDuagh, in the vicinity of Gort, County Galway, took place on Thursday.

Dr T.J. Connolly, Kinvarra – 1909

The London Gazette, 12th October, 1909 p7494 The Chief Inspector of Factories has appointed Dr. T. J. Connolly to be Certifying Surgeon, under the Factory and Workshop Act, for the Kinvarra District of the County of Galway.

Timber for sale, The Quay, Kinvarra – 1862

The London Gazette, 13th June, 1862 isa 2264 3077 RE: Winter, a Bankrupt. To Timber Merchants, Builders and others. To be sold by auction by Mr E. Staunton, at the Quay, Kinvarra, near Galway, in the county of Galway, on Thursday the 19th day of June, 1862, the sale to commence at 2 o’clock in … Continue reading

The Tans – 1920

New York Tribune 29th September 1920 p1 The Black and Tans fired indiscriminately through the streets of Conakilty Sunday, smashing windows and causing considerable damage. At Moycullen a lorry filled with armed police rounded up the townspeople coming from mass, separated the men from the woman and drove the former into a field. A man, … Continue reading

Unlawful arrest – 1823

Connaught Journal 5th May, 1823 To the Editor of the Connaught Journal Sir, I beg leave, through the medium of your valuable and independent Paper, to reply to a paragraph that appeared in the Advertiser of Saturday last, tending to traduce my character. On Friday last, at about nine o’clock, I had been hurried to … Continue reading

The Titanic Disaster – 1912

The Clare Journal, 22nd April 1912 Young Clare Man Lost ————— A telegram received in Ennis during the week confirmed the worst fears that had been entertained as to the safety of a young man named Martin McMahon, from the Craigbrien district, about five miles from Ennis. It was known that he was a passenger … Continue reading

Scandalous – 1909

THE TUAM HERALD, TUAM, CO GALWAY 14th August, 1909 It is scandalous to find that when returning from the Galway Races, Patrick Conlon, of Kilcolgan, when approaching Clarenbridge was actually fired at. Conlon was wounded in both legs, and the horse was struck in the neck. The animal became restive and proceeded along the road … Continue reading

Lady Gregory – 1909

The Tuam Herald, 6th March, 1909 Lady Gregory, who has been ill the last fortnight is, we are very pleased to say, now wholly convalescent. She is devoting her spare time to planting trees of which she has put down a very large quantity already in her beautiful and picturesque demesne.

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