Connacht Tribune 8th March, 1924 p.14
Francis A. Fahy on Kinvara; (abridged)
I left Kinvara in ’73 (1873), a youth of 19. Its scenes, its people, their customs, sports, recreations, their kindliness and affection, their good humour and lightheartedness, their abiding faith in God, are as fresh in my memory after 50 years of exile as things of yesterday, and have ever been the inspiration of my songs. I thank God that I have lived to see the first hues of a new dawn brighten over my native hills.