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Hallow E’en – 1893

Irish Examiner 2nd December, 1893 p.12 Hallow E’en by J. Lenehan ‘Tis Hallow E’en, ‘Tis Hallow E’en, What memories the night revives Of many a face and many a scene, Bright oases throughout our lives. A father’s stern, though mild rebuke, Should youthful ardour run too high; A gentle mother’s smiling look Surveying our fun … Continue reading

Halloween – Kinvara – 1990

Connacht Tribune 9th November, 1990 p.15 Kinvara was thronged with 600 adult spectators and several hundred children for the Halloween Ghost Parade through the streets last Wednesday night (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.). The full moon shone in all its lunar splendor throughout the spectacle. A large number of costumed adults took part in the … Continue reading

Loughrea – 1951

Fancy Dress Parade – Kinvara – 1959

Connacht Tribune 4th July, 1959 p.10 Friday night was Fancy Dress night for Kinvara Carnival and the dancing marquee was crowded for the parade. About 60 contestants took part in the competition which was judged by Mr. Martin Dolan and members of the Premier Aces Orchestra. The judges paid tribute to the excellence of the … Continue reading

Song of a Clare Exile – 1845

Nation 23rd August, 1845 p. 11 Air; The Irish Maiden’s Song My home farewell for ever, Where my affections grew, In spite of each endeavour My soul flies back to you; Retracing mount and valley, That I crossed in vain despair – Oh! how it loves to dally Among the hills of Clare. I wooed … Continue reading

Forging Links – Kinvara 1980

Connacht Tribune 7th March, 1980 p.23 ‘The Irish Echo’ of New York has been devoting much attention in recent months to the quite spectacular growth of the newly launched Kinvara-Duras Historical Society which is now causing more than a stir in Irish-American circles. Founded in December following a lecture by Dr. Patrick J. Greene, Weston, … Continue reading

Kinvara Convent – 1876

Freemans Journal 10th April, 1876 p.8 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS This Sisters of Mercy at Gort will receive tenders on or before 29th April, for the Erection of Convent, Chapel, and School Buildings at Kinvarra, county Galway, in accordance with plans and specifications prepared by M.A. Hennessy, Esq. Architect, M. Inst., C.E.I., A.R.I.A.I. Copies of plans … Continue reading

The sanctuary lamp – Kinvara 1982

Connacht Tribune 22nd October, 1982 p.6 The magnificent sanctuary lamp, which for over 50 years was one of the attractive fittings in the chapel of Seamount College, Kinvara, is now in Ghana, Africa, beginning another phase in its colourful life. This silver ruby-studded lamp adorned the College chapel from 1926 until 1978 when the people … Continue reading

Tarrea, Kinvara – 1946

Irish Press 23rd July, 1946 (abridged) Getting into difficulties several hundred miles from the Galway coast, with one engine crippled and petrol running out, a Canadian four-engined D.C.4 aircraft succeeded last evening in reaching Tarrea, near Kinvara, on the coast. The pilot and radio officer, both from Montreal, were injured and are in Galway Central … Continue reading

A strong gale – Kinvara – 1924

Irish Examiner 24th December, 1924. A sailing vessel with a cargo of coal bound from Kinvara was wrecked on the rocks in Galway Bay during the gale yesterday. The crew escaped without injury and the cargo was saved.

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