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The state of Kinvara – 1910

Freemans Journal 15th August, 1910 p.5 Letter from Mr. Briscoe to the editor of the Freeman’s Journal. (abridged) Town Tenants’ League, Executive Offices, 4 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 14th August, 1910. Dear Sir, As your readers may be aware, much disturbance and unrest has prevailed at Kinvara for some time past in consequence of the … Continue reading

Shipping Intelligence – 1925

Connacht Tribune 31st January, 1925 p.8 The following ships arrived in Galway harbour this week; ss Mungret, from Liverpool on Monday, to load a cargo of timber for Garston; ss Turquoise from Ayr, with cargo of coal for Mr. B. Hynes; Cymrich, auxiliary motor vessel, bound from Dublin to Kinvara with cargo of manure in … Continue reading

Galway – County Clare – 1892

The Cork Examiner, 1st March 1892 Strange Robbery of Arms (Central News Telegram) Galway, Monday. On Saturday evening the Naval Reserve Armoury, just outside this town, was broken into and its contents, consisting of twenty-three Martini-Henri rifles and seventeen cutlasses, were stolen. For many years these arms were stored in the police barracks, but recently … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1958

Connacht Tribune 6th December, 1958 p.7 Kinvara Dramatic Society, which last year drew the greatest attendances ever seen at any amateur or professional dramatic society in this district, is staging “A Damsel From Dublin” at the Kinvara Hall on December 14th, 15th and 16th and will later produce the same play in Clarenbridge on Sunday, … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1922

Connacht Tribune 1922 (abridged) Official I.R.A. Galway, issued the following on Monday evening; Having received information at Galway that post offices were being raided at Kinvara and Ardrahan, five men under Captain Farrelly O’Rourke were dispatched to Kinvara by Motor. Upon arrival they were told that the raiders had left in the direction of Gort. … Continue reading

Newtownlynch, Duras – 1910

Connacht Tribune 7th May, 1910 p.5  (abridged) On Monday morning last at about 8 o’clock, Newtownlynch farm at Duras was the scene of a large cattle drive. Men, women and children, all tenants on the estate of Major Lynch, assembled to the number of over one hundred, and went to the farm, which was guarded … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1951

Connacht tribune 28th April, 1951 p.7 In the Dáil last week Mr. R. Lahiffe asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce what were the reasons for the delay in bringing rural electrification to Kinvara. The Minister stated that a canvass of the area had not met with sufficient response to make the scheme financially sound. … Continue reading

W.S.O’Brien – Corcomroe – 1857

Connaught Telegraph 14th October, 1857 p.3 (abridged) On Monday, W.S.O’Brien Esq., arrived in Ballyvaughan from St. Catherine’s and drove on to see the ruins of the Abbey of Corcomroe in which lies a stone figure of one Connor O’Brien,  a monk in the monastery about 600 years ago.  After Mr. O’Brien returned in the evening, … Continue reading

Kinvara hero – 1952

Connacht Tribune 27th March, 1954 p.19 The rescue of a three year old girl from drowning at the Quay, Kinvara, Co. Galway on September, 2nd 1952, was recalled at Galway Court on Thursday when Justice T.G. Burke presented to Kevin O’Regan (18) of Kinvara, a certificate for bravery on behalf of Comhairle na Mire Gaile. … Continue reading

Kinvara – October – 1916

Tuam Herald 7th October, 1916. p.4 A severe storm raged over Kinvara on Monday night, blowing off some slates, window shutters, and upset through the country cocks of hay, corn etc.

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