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Lisdoonvarna – 1897

New Zealand Tablet 16th July 1897 p 9 CLARE.— Threatened Confiscation of the Famous Spa at Lisdoonvarna Public Meeting of Protest On Sunday, May 9th an important meeting was held in Lisdoonvarna to protest against the action of the Representative Church Body of Ireland in their endeavour to grab the Lisdoonvarna sulphur springs, the use … Continue reading

The Clareman’s Farewell – 1897

New Zealand Tablet Vol XXI Issue 34, 31st December, 1897 p9 To gallant Clare – my native vale, I bid a last adieu. Farewell you every hill and dale, Farewell ye waters blue. Farewell ye fields of gallant deeds, And streams renowned in song, Farewell ye mossy rocks and meads My heart has loved so … Continue reading

Mr Cullinane – Ennis – 1906

Star Issue 8616 7th May 1906 p2(abridged) WOMAN RESCUED FROM AN ONCOMING TRAIN. The brave deed for which Mr Patrick Cullinane, railway traffic inspector, Ennis, County Clare, has received the Albert Medal from Lord Aberdeen at Dublin Castle, in the name of the King, occurred on November 6 last. An elderly woman fell over the … Continue reading

Tidal wave – Kilkee – 1883

West Coast Times, Issue 4491, 15th December, 1883 p5 TIDAL WAVE ON THE IRISH COAST.(abridged) The following is an extract from a communication from Kilkee, County Clare, giving an account of a vast tidal wave which occurred there on the 20th September. The writer says:- “One of the most splendid scenes I ever witnessed occurred … Continue reading

Song of the little villages – 1914

Evening Post Volume LXXXVII Issue 14 17th January, 1914 p 13 The pleasant little villages that grace the Irish glynns, Down among tho wheat-fields up amid the whins. The little white-walled villages crowding close together, Clinging to the Old Sod in spite of wind and weather: Ballytarsney, Ballymore, Ballybodei, Boyle, Ballingarry, Ballymagorry by the Banks … Continue reading

Killaloe – 1929

Evening Post Vol CVIII Issue 108 2nd November 1929 (abridged) AN ISLAND GOES. Friar’s Island, Killaloe, where eight centuries ago the pious monks of St. Lua’s Oratory preached Christianity to the Irish, will soon be a memory that has sunk beneath many waters. The waters are those of the Shannon, which will rise to cover … Continue reading

Ennistymon – 1918

Hawera and Normanby Star Vol LXXIV 4th March 1918 p5 It is reported that the £5,500 stolen from a bank manager at Ennistymon, County Clare has been restored, with a note stating that no robbery was intended and the money was taken merely to prevent its use at the fair to buy cattle, which were … Continue reading

County Clare – 1920

Recorder 28th January, 1920 p1 (abridged) The Daily News correspondent in Dublin says that 2,000 American rifles were landed on the coast of County Clare and were brought ashore in small quantities. They were distributed before the military authorities knew that any arms had been landed. The Government regards the position in County Glare as … Continue reading

Tug of war – 1892

New Zealand Tablet Vol XX Issue 22, 18th March 1892 p27 THE IRISH WIN IN ADELAIDE. (Sydney Freeman’s Journal.) The Irish team, under Captain M. Ryan, have in the International Tug-of-War at Adelaide, South Australia, followed the example of their countrymen in Melbourne. In Melbourne Captain Flannagan carried the boys through without defeat, and secured … Continue reading

The Galway Fisherman – 1915

Advocate (Melbourne) 29th March 1915 p8 The Galway Fisherman Blue waves are softly lapping Innishmann With gentle swell, The hardy fisher rising at the dawn Man’s coracle. With hasty prayer to guard ‘gainst wind and foam He bows his head, And steals a look at his poor Claddagh home That waits for bread. There tiny … Continue reading

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