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The Electric Telegraph – 1851

Tuam Herald 22nd November, 1851 p3. The Electric Telegraph The Pocket states that the Midland Great Western Railway Company have made arrangements for the immediate erection of the electric telegraph wires between Dublin and Galway. The work will be done without a moment’s delay, and it is hoped that the telegraphic communication will be completed … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1920

Connacht Tribune 19th June, 1920 Village invaded On Sunday night Kinvara was invaded by a crowd from Kiltartan and Ardrahan returning from the Belharbour sports who kicked up a noise that the people were in fear and terror of their lives all night. The crowd made a sweep on a Connemara hooker that was lying … Continue reading

Galway – 1892

Irish Examiner 1st October, 1892 p.12 The old city of Galway will celebrate with more than ordinary enthusiasm the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the New World, for in that fine old city was born William Eyre, the Irishman who sailed with Columbus on his first voyage. The daring and love of adventure characteristic … Continue reading

May you see God’s light on the path ahead When the road you walk is dark. May you always hear, Even in your hour of sorrow, The gentle singing of the lark. When times are hard may hardness Never turn your heart to stone, May you always remember when the shadows fall— You do not … Continue reading

Kinvara Handcraft Co-op – 1968

Connacht Tribune 20th September, 1968 p.7 The first meeting of the shareholders of the Kinvara Handcraft Co-op was held in Kinvara recently. There are 139 shareholders who hold twenty shares at £1 each. The steering committee outlined the steps taken to date and surveyed the possibilities which lay ahead. Mr. John Tobin, I.A.O.S. addressed the … Continue reading

Galway – 1903

Irish Examiner September, 26th, 1903 The rumour regarding Galway Bay to be selected by the Admiralty as a naval base has created much interest locally, but the official confirmation is still wanting. The rumour, however, is not taken for over much here, as it is believed its origin has sprung from a discussion which took … Continue reading

Winter show – 1910

Freemans Journal 8th December, 1910 p.5 (abridged) The Winter Show of the Royal Dublin Society was opened yesterday under weather conditions which were on the whole favourable, there being a reasonable amount of daylight and relatively little fog. The total number of entries was 2,300. Last year it was 2,169. Malting Barley 1st prize – … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1899

Tuam Herald 14th October, 1899 p.2 Letters to the Editor Sir, Arising out of your recent interesting articles on the awful condition of our Co. Galway Roads, it is to be hoped that Mr. Perry will not certify for payment of Roads from the town of Kinvara without first coming to inspect them or else … Continue reading

By Galway Bay – 1894

Irish Examiner 31st March, 1894 p.12 By Galway Bay When Spring with blossoms wild and sweet, made all the meadows smile, And wreathed her roses ’round the brow of God’s Eternal Isle, I dreamed the bright dreams of a boy, and left my books and play, To watch the white sails gleaming – the sails … Continue reading

Muintir na Tíre – Kinvara – 1957

Connacht Tribune 10th November, 1967 p.10 At the A.G.M. of Kinvara Guild Muintir na Tíre last week in Ryan’s Hall, Kinvara, the Secretary, Mr. Toddie Byrne, stated that the financial success of the carnival run by the guild had now brought the Parish Development Fund to £1,267/10/6. The local guild had fulfilled its role in … Continue reading

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