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Ennis – 1887

Elyria Democrat, Ohio 1st December, 1887 Dennis McNamara, a shopkeeper at Ennis, Ireland, has been sentenced to twenty weeks’ imprisonment for selling copies of United Ireland, William O’Brien’s paper, the selling of which has been proclaimed. This is the first instance in which a person has been prosecuted for selling papers. Advertisements

County Clare – 1888

Decatur Daily Republican 24th February, 1888 (abridged) An exhibition of the cruelty of the present rule in Ireland was afforded Wednesday in the adjoining towns of Milltown and Millbay, over in County Clare. A number of people of the neighboring parishes attempted to distribute two hundred and sixty car-loads of turf and the same amount … Continue reading

Clanricarde – Galway – 1915

Washington Post 21st August, 1915 Marquis of Clanricarde Compromises. (abridged) After litigation extending over some four or five years the legal proceedings in connection with the expropriation of the octogenarian Marquis of Clanricarde through compulsory sale from his estates in County Galway to his tenants, have been brought to a close by means of a … Continue reading

Paddy Coneely – the Galway Piper – 1885

Freeman’s Journal 26th December 1885 p45 (abridged) In every district of Ireland there is, or was a generation ago, always one musician who, by reasons of his superior skill, received a kind of patent of nobility and whose name was always spoken in association with that of his locality. In this way the subject of … Continue reading

Clare, Cork, Kerry – 1853

Adelaide Observer 5th March, 1853 p5 A summary of the census in the counties of Clare, Cork and Kerry exhibits some startling results. The progress of depopulation in these Irish counties during the last ten years is without a parallel in history.

Old Quay and Muckinish West – 1894

New Zealand Tablet, Vol. XXI issue 23, 5th October, 1894 p 21 On Friday Major F. G. Cullman, Sub-Sheriff of Clare, carried out an eviction under the eviction clauses of the Land Act, on the estate of the Rev Hyacinth Skerrett,Old Quay, Burren. The tenant evicted was Bridget Fahy. Possession was handed over to Pat … Continue reading

Radio Feature – Horror – An Coiste Bodhar

Originally posted on The Burren and Beyond:
[audio http://soundquakeradio.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/coiste-bodhar.mp3%5D AN COISTE BODHAR Story: Script Emer O’Donnell Script Consultants: James O’Malley Michael Doheny Donal C. Hanlon Emer O’Donnell Cast: Barman: James O’Malley Niall: Michael Doheny Eamon: Ray McEnany Man: Donal C. Hanlon Woman: Emer O’Donnell Production: Dawid Ciesielski Recorded at Gort Media Centre Studios – thanks…

An interesting find – Dromelihy – 1864

Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser 28th January, 1864 p 15  At Dromelihy, County Clare, some men, in digging for potatoes, came on a massive boulder, which required their united exertions to remove. It had been artificially set over four other and formed an enclosure of about two feet square. But well repaid were … Continue reading

A curious scene – Loughrea 1889

Newark Daily Advocate, Ohio 11th January, 1889 (abridged) A curious and interesting scene was enacted over in Ireland yesterday.  Loughrea was the place where the spectacle occurred.  After the court adjourned a sitting in which a number of Clanricarde rental cases were under consideration, a hundred or more Nationalists headed by a band, paraded the streets. … Continue reading

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