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Galway Bay rescue – 1930

Irish Examiner 26th November, 1930p7 The crew of the steam fishing drifter John Summers, which has just arrived in Galway, bring the news of the rescue on Saturday evening, after a thrilling battle with the gale, of the crews of two Connemara open sailing boats conveying turf across Galway Bay to Kinvara. The John Summers … Continue reading

The largest sheep fair in 50 years – Kinvara – 1912

Connacht Tribune 26th October, 1912 p5 The sheep fair was held on Thursday, October 17th, and was by long odds one of the largest held in Kinvara for over fifty years. Owing to the depression in the sheep trade for a considerable time, people were afraid it would be impossible to dispose of their stock … Continue reading

Kinvara Carnival – 1913

Connacht Tribune 13th September, 1913              FEACH ANSEO GREAT ATHLETIC AND CYCLING CARNIVAL The Band of the Galway Pipers will attend and play during the day, dressed in their picturesque Gaelic costumes.                                                                                     A Dia Saor Eire

Threshing – 1910

Connacht Tribune 15th October, 1910 p4 The topic of the hour in Duras is the Loughrea Threshing machine that did such wonderful work for a local farmer and a Caherglissane grazier. Some say it belonged to Tener, was commissioned by Ludlow, and worked by Bartly Naughton. Fahy was written in letters as red as blood … Continue reading

Kinvara Horse and Cattle Fair – 1909

Connacht Tribune 13th November, 1909 p.7 The above well-known horse and cattle fair will be held in accordance with custom on Wednesday, November 17th, 1909 (being the first Wednesday after 11th November).  The fair, which has been such a very decided success since it was first started some years ago, has grown from very small … Continue reading

New Quay Bazaar – 1890

Freeman’s Journal 23rd August, 1890 p.12 Freeman’s Journal 23rd August, 1890 p.12 Among the winning numbers of Bazaar held at New Quay, County Clare, on Thursday 21st August, 1890; Epergne –  Annie Rourke, Corofin, County Clare. Album  – Thomas Fahy, Rhine, Finavara Two Mufflers –  Michael Curtin, Philadelphia Pinafore –  Mr J O’Shea, New Quay. … Continue reading

Anti conscription – subscriber refund – 1919

FREEMANS jOURNAL 14th February, 1919 p2 Carlow National Defence Committee decided to return the anti conscription money to the subscribers Balintglass committee also unanimously decided to return the subscriptions less ten per cent. Kinvara (Co Galway) Committee will return the money, less ten per cent, on Monday. Derry united Irish League last night passed a … Continue reading

Kinvara Harbour Committee – 1904

Freeman’s Journal 6th February 1904 p 19 At a specially convened meeting of the Kinvara Pier and Harbour Committee held on Sunday last, the Very Rev Thomas Burke, PP in the chair, the following resolution, proposed by Mr Thomas P Corless, JP., MCC and seconded by Mr John Flatley (Flatley and Joyce) was unanimously adopted; … Continue reading

The Gathering of the Tribes – 1907

Western People 29th June, 1907 p 9 The Gathering of the Tribes Lines on the Grand Annual Reunion and Games of the Galway Men’s Association at Celtic Park, New York, Sunday 9th June, 1907 Dear Galway of gray cliff and shelving shore, Today your exiled hosts pass in review; Today with eager hearts they meet … Continue reading

Kinvara Dramatic Society – 1958

Connacht Tribune 20th December, 1958 p 8 Kinvara Dramatic Society scored a notable success with “A Damsel From Dublin” which ran for three nights this week to packed houses at Johnston’s Hall, Kinvara. Under the inspired direction of Mr Kieran Moylan, the play lacked nothing in production and comedy.  Kieran himself took the part of … Continue reading

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