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Ghost Castle – 1862

Belfast Newsletter 8th September, 1862 p.4 An islander of the British Isles, and possibly a Highlander, purchased some time ago in the Landed Estates Court, a property in a maritime Irish County, upon which stood what might be described in the words of one of your illustrious bards; “An old, old monastery once, and now … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1916

Connacht Tribune July 1st 1916 p 4 Every man, woman and child in Kinvara parish and district, and most people throughout Co. Galway and the West, know that Kinvara Church and Convent have been searched by armed police. A great many well-informed people are aware that the Rev. Parish Priest, the Rev. T. Burke P.P. … Continue reading

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For sale – Kinvara – 1910

Connacht Tribune 5th March, 1910 p8 At a special meeting on Monday, Mr T.P.Corless, D.C., presiding, and the following being present; Messrs. Thomas O’Halloran, Bartley Bermingham, Michael Corless, Augustus J. Johnston Edward Holland Michael Connolly the chairman submitted a letter from Mr Coghlan Briscoe T.C. stating that he forwarded the tenants memorial to the Congested … Continue reading

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Kinvara Band Committee – 1914

Connacht Tribune 31st January, 1914 At the District Council meeting A claim for compensation was received from the Kinvara Band Committee for £19 14s for malicious injury and damage to paraphernalia belonging to the band on the night of January 8th. The articles damaged are as follows; Two side drums 3 bass drums 9 fifes … Continue reading

The Ballyclery bullock – 1952

Connacht Tribune 30th August, 1952 p.19 The famous untamed Ballyclery bullock, five years old, again defied capture on Saturday last when a posse of twenty-six men drawn from Ardrahan and Loughrea failed to hold the beast. Bought by Mr Murphy of Loughrea, the Loughrea Carnival Committee was desirous of putting the bullock on display at … Continue reading

The Kinvarra Prosecution – 1901

Tuam Herald, 28th September, 1901 p.2 We understand that as a result of the police prosecution of Bartley Hynes for putting his name in Irish on his cart Mr Edward Martyn has ordered his name to be put in Irish on all his carts and so has Lady Gregory. It is said that the cards … Continue reading

UNION, DISTRICT  COUNTY COUNCIL NOTICES ________________________________________ COUNTY GALWAY COMMITTEE OF AGRICULTURE. ____________ Scheme of Prizes for Cottages and Small Farms, 1906 RETURN OF PRIZEWINNERS. ______________ GORT RURAL DISTRICT. Class I; 1st, Michael Lally, Lisheeninane, Kinvarra £3 2nd Thos. McDonnell, Kilcolgan, Oranmore, £2 3rd, Thos. Dunne, Dungora, Kinvara £1 10s Class II; 1st, Jane Finucane, Duras, … Continue reading

Kinvara Sports Committee – 1909

Connacht Tribune 31st July, 1909 p6 At a special meeting of the Kinvara Sports Committee, at which the following were present viz; Messrs Martin Green, James F. Kilkelly T. O’Halloran P.J. Flatley Michael Leech W.R. Flatley Thos. Green M. O’Grady Thomas St George M. Connolly the following resolution, proposed by Mr James Kilkelly and seconded … Continue reading

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