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The Flight of the Dishes

  (An adaptation©EO’D) Dunguaire Castle, ‘the Fort of Guaire’ stands on a hill just outside Kinvara, County Galway. Surrounded by water on three sides it commands a fine view of the village, the Burren Mountains and the sparkling waters of Galway Bay. From minute to hour, sun and sky brings change to its walls and … Continue reading

A respectable young man – 1886

Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 2nd February, 1886, p.4 The other day there left Dublin for Galway by the Midland railroad, a respectable young man who could not speak or understand one word of English. He has never spoken any other language than Irish. He had been a fortnight in Dublin and during that time required, … Continue reading

Kinvara Quay – and Tram – 1838

Tuam Herald 28th September, 1839 p.2 (excerpt of letter from Mr T. Bermingham to “To the Guardians of the unions of Loughres, Gort, Ballinasloe and Tuam, especially – and to the inhabitants of the County Galway in General.”) I have lately examined the southern coast of the Bay of Galway, and from the trade at … Continue reading

An Piast – Loughrea – 1935

Southern Star 4th May, 1935 p11 Lough Ness has not all the honours to itself. Loughrea is now plagued by some strange animal (in olden times it would be called a Piast), which is very fastidious in its choice of food. Its menu consists of eggs, fish, poultry and lamb. It does not recognise any … Continue reading

The Cuckoo – 1848

Tuam Herald 13th May, 1848 p.4 A Cuckoo shoots across my path, Well pleased I mark its arrowy flight, And see it reach the neighbouring rath, And on an aged thorn alight. In haste I turn my dexter car, To catch the luck-portending sound; And fancy, as those notes I hear, ‘Tis fairy music from … Continue reading

New Quay – 1907

Nenagh News 17th August, 1907p3 (abridged) New Quay is encircled on the south side by the rugged range of the Burren Mountains showing the ancient ruins of Corcumroe Abbey, Aughmama Abbey, Mucknish castle, and other castellated ruins along Bellharbour Bay, with the villages of Curranroe, Kinvara, Bellharbour, Ballyvaughan and Finavara, in the immediate vicinity. The … Continue reading

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