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Church -v- State 1933

Anglo Celt 27th May, 1933 p.12 (abridged) Speaking at Kinvara on Wednesday, after dealing with the Pastoral of 1931 Most Rev Dr O’Doherty said; There is another evil that is creeping in slowly and the people must be on their guard against it. You may not know that some years ago a dozen young Communists … Continue reading

A Gross Exaggeration – 1923

Freemans Journal 16th August, 1923 p 5 Galway Wednesday Amazement was expressed in Kinvara at the report published in yesterday’s “Irish Independent,” that revolver shots had been fired at the meeting on Sunday last, and that eight people had been wounded. The facts were given to me today by the Very Rev. M. Cannon Fahy, … Continue reading

Francis A. Fahy – 1923

Irish Examiner 12th March, 1923 p4. Mr Frank Fahy’s paper on “ould Kinvarra” at the Irish literary Society last night was one of the most delightful things the Society has had for many a long day. It was an authentic picture of Irish life in a little country town in the sixties and seventies. It … Continue reading

Uneconomic holdings – Kinvara – 1911

Connacht Tribune 5th August, 1911 p.3 Questions in the Commons – Land Purchase in Kinvara District Mr W.J. Duffy asked the Chief Secretary in the House of Commons on July 24th whether he is aware of an inspection having taken place in connection with the Blake Foster estate, Kinvara; was it offered for sale to … Continue reading

The Goobeadawn – 1894

The Sun, 25th February, 1894 p.6 (abridged) To the Editor of the Sun Sir, For some time past I have been reading in your paper a good deal of matter bearing on the cuckoo and cuckoo politicians. In Ireland, where I was born, I have both seen and heard the cuckoo scores of times. All … Continue reading

The Cuckoo – 1880

Nenagh Guardian 5th May, 1880 p.2(abridged) It is a popular belief that we should hear the cuckoo about the 21st of April and that whatever you are doing the first time that you hear the cuckoo, the same you will be doing most frequently through the year. Another belief is that an unmarried person will … Continue reading

Stormy weather – Galway – the bay of Kinvarra – 1771

Finns Leinster Journal 13th February, 1771 p.1 Galway, Feb 4. Last Wednesday and Thursday were so prodigious a storm that the spring tides on those days swelled so high as to overflow the Quay and parts adjacent. In several houses in the neighbourhood, the water was above three feet high; but on Thursday a circumstance … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1910

Freemans Journal May 6th 1910 p.10 Following up the cattle drive of two days ago at Duras, Kinvara, it is reported here that another large drive took place early this morning at a place called Caherglissane, six miles from here. The police are very busy all this morning running on bicycles from place to place … Continue reading

Kinvara – turf tax – 1912

Tuam Herald 14th September, 1912 p.2  (abridged) The harbour authorities of Kinvara exact three pence for every load of turf coming in from Connemara. During the turf season over 20 boats come and go every day and this season the cost for a boat load of turf was from 45s to 60s. The men who … Continue reading

Kinvarra Waterworks – 1935

Irish Independent 21st February, 1935 p7 Kinvarra Waterworks. A waterworks scheme has just been completed at Kinvarra, Co. Galway at a cost of £2,000. The well at Cartron has been enlarged and a windmill has been erected to drive the water a distance of about 250 yards to the reservoir on a hill overlooking the … Continue reading

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