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The Claddagh – 1848

Irish Examiner 17th July, 1848 p3 That singular body of men, the Claddagh fishermen, have signified their approval of the Royal Irish Fishery Company, and are ready to work for them, thus increasing the number of men who will be employed by the company from the Killeries to the Kenmare River to upwards of 8,100. … Continue reading

If I were a billionaire – 1905

Supplement to the Cork Examiner 19th November, 1905 What should I do if the world were mine? Mine with its treasures of silver and gold; Lands untrodden and wealth untold; What should I do if the world were mine? Before the fire in my old arm-chair I sit in silence and build alone Castles fairer … Continue reading

Dublin – Galway – Oranmore – 1927

Connacht Tribune 21st May, 1927 p.14 Three Bristol fighter aeroplanes left Dublin at 5.20 p.m. yesterday and flew to Galway, landing at Oranmore aerodrome exactly one hour and ten minutes after their start, having, in addition, encircled Galway Bay and the City. They were in charge of Col. Fitzmaurice and carried a staff photographer. A … Continue reading

Two hundred years ago

Irish Examiner 6th August, 1904 p.9 I stand in the gallery quaint and old, And there on the tapestried wall, I read the names of the knights and dames Who have passed beyond recall: And a faint dream-perfume comes to me That carries me, ere I know, Back to the world that used to be, … Continue reading

Seamount College, Kinvara – 1954

Connacht Tribune 21st August, 1954 p20 (abridged) About one hundred years ago Dr. Hynes of Kinvara purchased from Lord Inchiquin a shooting lodge overlooking Galway Bay between Kinvara and Dungora Castle. Here Dr. Hynes built a residence for himself and his family and, dying, bequeathed it to his daughter, Elizabeth, who had married his successor … Continue reading

Galway to Halifax – 1853

Nenagh Guardian 6th July, 1853 p4 Arrangements are far advanced towards completion for laying down a submarine telegraph between the United Kingdom and America. It is intended to connect the two countries, or rather, the Old and New Worlds by means of Galway and Halifax, those being the two nearest points of communication. The distance … Continue reading

Mr Humphries – 1938

Irish Examiner 13th September, 1938 p.2   Mr Rd. Humphries of Cork, who recently exported ten tons of stone from Blarney for the purposes of the organisers of the World Fair at San Francisco, America, was on a visit to Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, during the weekend.  In an interview, he stated that an additional ten … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1960

Connacht Sentinel 19th July, 1960 p.3   The newly explored fishing ground about one mile off-shore from “Old Kinvara Quay,” is yielding wonderful sport.  Mr John Counihan of the National Bank, Gort, got in two hours there, three skate and three dog fish totalling 47lbs.  On a previous visit he got five tope and four … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1910

Freemans Journal 23rd December, 1910 p.6 At a special meeting of the Kinvara Town Tenants’ Association held on Wednesday evening, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Thomas P. Corless, D.C., the following resolution was unanimously adopted; That we, the members of Kinvara Town Tenants’ Association, urge upon Mr. John E. Redmond, the able and distinguished leader … Continue reading

Cliffs of Moher – 1929

Irish Examiner 26th March, 1929 p8. (abridged) A plea for the preservation of the public right of access to the Cliffs of Moher, one of Clare’s most famous tourist sights, was made by Mr. P.McGuire and Mr. P. Burke, Lisdoonvarna, to the Clare County Council.  They pointed out that the land leading to the cliffs … Continue reading

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