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Duras Mills, Kinvara – 1898

Tuam Herald 24th December, 1898 p.4 John O’Dea, the proprietor of Duras Mills, Kinvara, was awarded second prize, Co. Galway Section by the Distillers Committee of the Royal Dublin Society’s Show, for the barley exhibited by him at the late show at Ballsbridge. The sample exhibited was taken out of a large quantity grown on … Continue reading

The Water Carrier – 1934

The races at Kinvara-Dooras – 1909

Connacht Tribune 31st July 1909 p.6 Garland Monday must be considered a red-letter day in the sporting annals of the town of the “Ould Plaid Shawl.” The Kinvara-Dooras Races were run on Monday, July 26th over the Newtown-Lynch course, and were a complete success. The entries were large and the racing good.  A large concourse … Continue reading

Sporting Intelligence – 1875

Irish Examiner 12th August, 1875 p.3 Galway Races This meeting was begun, when weather of the most charming character favoured the proceedings. The attendance was extremely numerous and fashionable, and included all the well-known racing men. The course was in excellent order. There is every prospect of a splendid day’s sport. The result of the … Continue reading

At Galway (Races) – 1909

Connacht Tribune 7th August, 1909 p.8 Galway, scarce two months ago. Silent lay ‘neath Sol’s bright glow, Save where horses lean and slow Were tugging tramcars wearily. But Galway sees another sight, When crowds of visitors alight. Fondly expecting beds at night, Amidst the race-week revelry. Boys of the Horsey Old Brigade. Who ‘oft a … Continue reading

Stormy weather – Kinvara – 1911

Connacht Tribune 25th February, 1911 p.8 Grave Situation in Kinvara (abridged) Questions in Parliament. Mr Duffy had the following questions down for Wednesday, but we have not yet received the replies: To ask the chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware of the disturbance that was imminent in the Kinvara … Continue reading

Kinvara Sunset

R.I.P? – 1878

The Connaught Telegraph 5th October, 1878 p.3 (abridged) After a life of consummate villainy, crowned by the most awful calamity which can afflict a human intellect, Judge K passed to his great account at Bingen on Monday last. The friends of the deceased have informed the public that his last moments were clear and lucid, … Continue reading

The Connaught Smuggler – 1881 (concluded)

Cork Examiner, Supplement 23rd July, 1881 (abridged) “Madam,” said he. “You must excuse me for stopping you.  While I have every desire to be civil to a lady, I have received information I can depend on, that you have just landed from the East India fleet with a quantity of goods about you.  You must … Continue reading

The Connaught Smuggler – 1881

Cork Examiner, Supplement 23rd July, 1881 The Connaught Smuggler (Part 2) (abridged) A large fleet of East Indiamen, unable to beat up channel, due to north-easterly winds, was obliged to put into Galway Bay for water and provisions, and there these huge merchantmen lay at anchor, freighted not only with tea and indigo, but with … Continue reading

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