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Kinvara – 1922

Connacht Tribune 12 August, 1922 p.5 The following official report was issued yesterday (Thursday) afternoon; Commandant S. O’Reilly, O.C., National troops, Portumna, surrounded Kinvara, Co. Galway this morning and arrested there Edward E. a qualified engineer, who had been sent from field general headquarters, Irregular forces, Fermoy, as an engineering officer for the west. Included … Continue reading

America – Finavarra – Nenagh – 1914

Irish Examiner 17th July, 1914 p.5 (abridged) By the Volunteers of North Tipperary it is persistently rumoured that on Sunday week a cargo of arms, supposed to be from the Tipperary Men’s Association in America, was landed at Finavarra Point, West Galway. In the days following, the arms, it is alleged, were brought by night … Continue reading

Carron, County Clare – 1914

Ballyvaughan Regatta – 1874

Tuam Herald 26th September, 1874 p.2 The Ballyvaughan Regatta came off on Wednesday, at the village of Ballyvaughan, situate in the county Clare, and about eight miles from Galway across the bay. It was conducted under the patronage of the members of Parliament for Clare and the local gentry. The weather was most propitious, the … Continue reading

Gort – 1941

Storm – 1861

Freeman’s Journal 8th August, 1861 p4 Monday evening the poor Claddagh fishermen went out in great numbers, hoping to profit by the myriads of herrings that swarm our bay. It was blowing moderately at the time from the N.W., but a few hours later it blew a regular gale from the westward, scattering the hookers … Continue reading

King Daithi – 1903

Supplement to the Cork Examiner 4th April, 1903 (abridged) On the death of his father, Fiachra, Dathi became King of Connaught (c. 5th Century A.D.) On the death of his uncle, Niall of the Nine Hostages, he became Monarch of Ireland. He not only invaded the coasts of Gaul, but forced his way to the … Continue reading

The Wild Atlantic Way – 1899

Supplement to the Cork Examiner, 18th November, 1899 The finest scenery in Ireland is on the northwest coasts of Connemara, Mayo and Donegal. There are no grander headlands in Europe than these broken, precipitous highland masses towering above the Atlantic. Galway is the gateway leading into this picturesque region with its invigorating climate. A magnificent … Continue reading

Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare – 1900’s

Kinvara 1916

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