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A walk in Kinvara

After hours – 1925

Connacht Tribune 5th December, 1925 p5 (abridged) There is more illegal trading going on in this village than in any other village in Ireland, said Supdt. English, Gort, at Kinvara District Court, when Mr –, a publican in a village between Kinvara and Clarenbridge, was prosecuted for a breach of the licensing code on Sunday. … Continue reading

Kinvara exports – 1867

Irish Examiner 23rd April, 1867 p1 (abridged) Just arrived the Schooner Westward, with 110 Tons from Kinvarra in the Galway Bay, the shipment of Joyce and Curtin, in the English and Limerick markets, where the quality of those potatoes are known. They array from 10s to 15s per ton more than others, and go by … Continue reading

Galway Bay – 1914

Irish Independent 30th October, 1914 p3 A rumour gained currency in Galway on Wednesday evening that mines had been laid in Galway Bay. It appears that when the ss Karlsburg from Sweden, with timber, steamed into the harbour, 20 police and coastguard officers boarded her and remained throughout the night. Their places were taken by … Continue reading

Crab Island, Doolin – 1918

Freemans Journal 17th April, 1918 p3 (abridged) The County Clare police have arrested a man who entered Crabbe (Crab) Island, in a sheltered inlet of Galway Bay, near Doolin, in a collapsible boat, and who declared that he had escaped from an American ship that had been sunk by a German submarine. It appears that … Continue reading

Claddagh -v- Kinvara 1864

Freeman’s Journal 13th September, 1864 p2(abridged) Everyone in Galway is aware of the immense quantities of herrings that are at present in the bay but the Claddagh men will only go out every second night to capture them. On Tuesday night Captain Oliver, one of the pilots, went out in his boat. This being a … Continue reading

Galway to Kinvara 1924

Freemans Journal 19th January, 1924 p8 Lieut Commander O’Donnell, of the Free State Coastal Patrol, a native of the Aran Islands, has initiated a scheme of coastal traffic in Galway Bay and proposes to run a direct service from Galway to Kinvara with the motor boat, St. Nicholas, and later to trade along the Northern … Continue reading

A walk in the Burren – Temple Cronan

Temple Cronan, the Burren, County Clare has been dated to the 12th Century. The church is Romanesque in style, with carved stone heads (human and animal) on projections around the walls. Small shrines lie to the east and south east of the church and beyond the enclosure traces of several dwellings can be seen. A small track … Continue reading

Legends of the sea – 1926

Fermanagh Herald 9th January, 1926 p6 Fishermen have legends all their own. They say that the reason why the flounder has one side white is that the Blessed Virgin once placed her hand upon it, and that the spot where her lily hand rested has been the colour of the snow ever since. An eminent … Continue reading

County Clare – 1898

Kildare Observer 22nd January, 1898 p10 Acrostic on County Clare by Mrs Maunsell – Christmas 1897 Can we fitly sing the praises of our native Clare Ocean washed, and verdure coated, hills and lakes and valleys fair, Under trees whose spreading branches ferns flourish, flowers blow; Now we see wild rocky stretches, Shannon ripple, Fergus … Continue reading

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