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Galway fracas – 1891

Pontypridd Chronicle and Workman’s News 2nd January 1891 The Dublin Express says that on Christmas night a disturbance took place between about 20 navy stokers, who are home in Galway on furlough from Plymouth, and about 20 men of the Connaught Rangers. A police patrol (three in number) interposed, and succeeded in inducing the military … Continue reading

1920/1934

Irish Independent 4th December, 1934 p12 Mr Sean Russell I.R.A. unveiled a memorial cross and delivered an oration near the spot where the mutilated bodies of Patrick and Harry Loughnane (brothers) were found in November, 1920, at Carragaroe,(sic.) Kinvara. The brothers were members of the Volunteers and were taken from home by the Black and … Continue reading

Francis A. Fahy – Kinvara Amateur Theatricals – 1870

Nation 8th January, 1870 p9 KINVARA AMATEUR THEATRICALS—THE POLITICAL PRISONERS. (from a correspondent) On Monday evening the gentleman of the above amateur company gave a dramatic entertainment at the courthouse, Kinvara, for the benefit of the wives and families of the political prisoners, which brought together a large and respectable audience to witness tho production … Continue reading

A pair of mittens – 1838

Monmouthshire Merlin 17th March, 1838 At the late assizes for Clare a man was indicted for stealing a pair of woollen mittens: he pleaded guilty. The learned judge (Perrin) sent for the magistrate by whom the man had been committed for trial, and demanded why a person charged for so trivial an offence had been … Continue reading

A singular occurrence – Galway – 1835

Welshman 2nd October 1835. In 1830 a lady came to reside in Galway bringing with her a very interesting daughter about eight years of age. The husband of the lady had deserted her, and no tidings of him could be had. Whilst in Galway she married again, and died in childbed of her first child … Continue reading

Ballyvaughan/New Quay – 1849

Parliamentary Papers; 1780- 1849 Volll 11, Part 1. p138(abridged) In the Ballyvaughan and New Quay District the Subscribers state that several of the chief Proprietors, who are mainly non residents, contribute nothing to the Dispensary. In proof of this statement eighteen such individuals were mentioned, whose joint annual rental is £12,000 a year. As the … Continue reading

Execution at Galway Gaol – 1885

Aberystwyth Observer 24th January 1885 (abridged) Thomas P,, who shot his sweetheart in August last, was hanged on Tuesday morning at a few minutes after eight o’clock, in Galway Gaol. The condemned man slept well during the night, and ate his breakfast heartily. He was afterwards strapped inside his cell by the executioner, B, and … Continue reading

Galway Gaol – 1846

Welshman 25th February 1846 At Galway county special sessions the board of superintendence applied for £7,350 for maintenance of the county gaol, bridewells, courthouses etc. The Rev Mr D’Arcy said that from the vast number of prisoners lately committed, the prison was more like a poorhouse than a gaol, there being nearly a thousand prisoners … Continue reading

The Slide Cars -1920

Freemans Journal 16th September, 1920 p12 The Slide Cars Francis Carlin We gathered the turf in the dusky bog, And hauling it home on sliding cars, We left the moor with its murky fog And the mountainside with its stars. But it seems to me, as I sit and poke The burning earth from that … Continue reading

Loughrea – 1887

New Zealand Tabled 22nd April 1887 p19 On January 15 placards were posted in Loughrea and neighbourhood calling upon the tenants on the estates of Lord Clonbrock and other landlords to meet at four o’clock on the following day at the Cross roads, Holyhill. A strong force of police was consequently despatched to the place, … Continue reading

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