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Dunguaire Castle

Western People 12th July, 1975 p.7 (abridged) Sixteenth century Dunguaire Castle was purchased and restored by Christobel Lady Ampthill in the late fifties, and subsequently became one of the three castles at which Shannon Development operates Medieval Banquets. Dunguaire banquets, featuring entertainment which draws extensively on the literary associations of the castle’s location, commenced in … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1905

Freemans Journal 14th March, 1905 p.11 At the last meeting of the Gort Board of Guardians, Mr. Michael O’Donohoe (chariman) presiding, the following resolution was unanimously adopted, on the motion of Mr. Thomas. P. Corless, J.P., Co. C., seconded by Mr James Keane; That we, the Board of Guardians of the Gort Union, in view … Continue reading

Kinvara Pier and Harbour Committee – 1904

Freemans Journal February 6th, 1904 At a specially convened meeting of the Kinvara Pier and Harbour Committee held on Sunday last, the very Rev. Thomas Burke, P.P., in the chair – the following resolution proposed by Mr. Thomas P. Corless J.P., M.C.C. and seconded by Mr John Flatley (Flatley and Joyce) was unanimously adopted; Resolved; … Continue reading

Kinvara Pier – 1902

Freemans Journal March 22nd, 1902 Mr Perry, County Surveyor, has inspected and made a report on the harbour. He considers it derelict and dangerous, and estimates that it would cost £3,350 to restore the pier, remove the silt, and extend the existing pier 50 feet into deep water.  A special meeting of the Harbour Committee … Continue reading

A Lullaby – Francis A. Fahy – 1895

Irish Examiner 1st June, 1895 p.10 Oh, to and fro on my bosom of love, Like a bird on the bough of the brown hazel swinging; While a husho falls from the stars up above, And a lul-la-lo are the night-winds singing. Sleep sthoreen bawn, Sleep on till dawn; Peace to my heart your sweet … Continue reading

1848

Tuam Herald 1st January, 1848 p.2 It is today our melancholy duty to record the deaths of four of our medical friends, who, within a few days, have been sacrificed to fever, with which they were afflicted during the discharge of their professional duties:- On the 23rd inst. Doctor George Seymour, Surgeon to the Kilconnell … Continue reading

Kinvara, Duras – O’Heyne – 1674

Connacht Tribune 3rd March 1978 p.4 Turlough Hynes was parish priest of Kinvara and lived at Poulnegan. Archbishop James Lynch of Tuam ordained him priest in Cong in 1674. It seems likely that he was of the same family of Frs. Edward and Terence Hynes. A chalice in Kinvara bears this inscription: The gift of … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1979

Turf boats of Galway – 1985

Connacht Tribune 4th January, 1985 Last Tuesday, January 1st, the world priemere of the new film “Turf Boats of Galway” was shown in Kinvara and the local makers of this hour long film have made arrangements for marketing 2,000 copies of it, mainly in the U.S. market. If the country at large needs an example … Continue reading

Kilcornan – 1881

Irish Examiner 31st December, 1881 p.3 Yesterday the County Galway Hunt was to have its meet at Kilcornan Castle at ten o’clock. Long before that hour horns were sounded in all directions for miles around. As early as nine o’clock no less than five thousand persons had assembled at the entrance gate to the Castle. … Continue reading

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