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The Burren Spa – 1824

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL Galway, 13th September, 1824 RURAL SPORTS – The crowds now at the Burren Spa are beyond any calculation in that country. – The numbers assembled to see the best Irish jig dancers was immense and the contest so equal between two of the fair competitors, that the judges could not decide between … Continue reading

How to catch and how to cure a cold – 1824

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL 20th September, 1824 At this time of the year colds are easily caught, and difficult to cure.  The following will be found effectual: – After a quick walk in the evening, sit in the draft to cool; the consequence will be a severe cold, attended with cough; the next day hoarseness, short breath, … Continue reading

Integrity – 1840

The Connaught Journal 17th December, 1840 A few years ago, during one of our often recurring “hard summers” the poorer classes in the neighbourhood of Mr. Patrick Lalor, of Tennkill, suffered severly from the scarcity and high price of potatoes; and Mr. Lalor (at first in a few instances) became security to a gentleman, then … Continue reading

Shannon Bridge – 1851

Freeman’s Journal 4th December, 1851 p4 The crowning finish was given on Saturday the 19th of July to the great line of railway from Dublin to Galway, by placing the last rail on the Shannon Bridge. This splendid structure is 500 feet in length and constructed of wrought iron girders, with openings of 165 feet … Continue reading

Variations on a theme – Colcannon

The Citizen 27th February, 1919 p6 Colcannon Six cups of boiled cabbage, three cups mashed potatoes, three heaped tablespoons butter, one cup of milk, seasonings. Mix cabbage, potatoes, butter, milk and seasonings. Place in buttered baking dish. Dot with more butter and bake 40 minutes in hot oven. Serve with meat. The Salt Lake Herald … Continue reading

As Gaeilge – 1886

Fort Worth Daily Gazette 2nd February, 1886 p4 (abridged) The other day there left from Galway by the Midland railroad an able young man who could not understand one word of English. He had never spoken any other language but Irish. He had been a fortnight in Dublin and during that time required, in the … Continue reading

Ballybranigan

Ballybranigan Cows preen the velvet rise Where stonewalls dip Under blackberry and fern. At the bend before the sea Dun Guaire rises Through gaps Framed in wispy ash. Rosehips, Brambles, Sloe. At the ocean’s edge Where heart and soul And sea and soil meet I am.   c. EO’D

Gort Lace – 1903

The Intermountain Catholic 28th February, 1903 p6 (abridged) The industrial school of the Convent of Mercy, Gort, County Galway, Ireland will supply anything in lace. It is gratifying to me to read from time to time extracts from subscriptions and business letters that come to this office, thanking for suggestions offered in this department. One … Continue reading

Gort – 1882

Saturday Press (Honolulu) 22nd April, 1882. p3 At the Petty Sessions at Gort, County Galway, a priest names O’Higgins was committed for trial upon a charge of inciting to murder. He was escorted to jail by a detachment of cavalry.

Killeeny – 1837

From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837   KILLEENEY, a parish, partly in the barony of DUNKELLIN, but chiefly in that of KILTARTAN, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 4 ½ miles (N. W.) from Gort, near the road from that place to Kinvarra; containing 820 inhabitants, and 5931 statute acres, as applotted under … Continue reading

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