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Visitors – 1945

Connacht Tribune 29th September, 1945 p.3  (abridged)

The Glebe, Kinvara Photo: EO'D
The Glebe, Kinvara
Photo: EO’D

Six of the French children brought to this country by the Irish Red Cross Society are now pupils of the Mercy Convent, Kinvara, Co. Galway. They travelled from Dublin to Galway by train, and completed the journey by road, on Friday last. The girls, whose ages range from ten to fifteen years, were accompanied from Dublin by Miss Aughney, an expert linguist.  At Athlone they were hospitably entertained by Mrs McCorley, wife of Col. McCorley, O.C. of the Western Command, and other members of the local branch of the Red Cross. The girls were given a meal at the G.B.C. restaurant, and then four of them were taken by Mrs Blake on a short trip through the city in a pony trap. They enjoyed the run very much and expressed themselves delighted with Galway. The two eldest preferred to make a brief excursion on foot, accompanied by Miss Aughney. When they all got together again they set off for Kinvara.