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Kinvara – 1939

Connacht Tribune 29th July 1939 p 13 News had come to hand that legal negotiations are in progress between the trustees of the Sharpe estate and fifty tenants in Kinvara for the purchase of the fifty houses in Kinvara. Mr Comerford, Solicitor, Tuam, is acting for the trustees of the estate and Mr L. E. … Continue reading

The Ranger – Galway – 1914

Tuam Herald 7th February, 1914 p.4 (abridged) The soldiers in Galway have a journal to themselves. “The Ranger” has just been published and contains a large quantity of matter which must prove of great interest to the members of the famous Connaught Rangers.  The Editor states that for a long time a consensus of opinion … Continue reading

Kilcornan – 1882

Nation 27th May, 1882 p.13 At a meeting of the people of the parish of Kilcornan, the Rev. P. McDonagh, P.P., occupying the chair, several resolutions relative to the recent Phoenix Park murders were unanimously adopted. The first, proposed by Rev. H.Skerrett, C.C., and seconded by Mr. Anthony J. Lynch J.P., Lavally, was as follows:- … Continue reading

O’Carolan’s chair – 1917

Irish Independent 31st October, 1917. p5 (abridged) The Chair of Carolin,  the last of the Irish Bards, is on loan to the Kildare Street Museum, courtesy of Capt. The MacDermot Roe (Lord of Moyburg). Interest in this ancient relic rests on the fact that it was the favourite chair of the Bard, and it was … Continue reading

The Connacht Tribune 22nd April, 1916 The “Northern Whig” London Correspondent states that he learns “the Irish Government have at last awakened to the fact that it is necessary to do something towards stopping the propaganda of treachery and sedition that has long been going on under their noses”, and he adds that “reports have … Continue reading

Mr. S. Davenport, Kinvara – 1938

Connacht Tribune 12th November, 1938 p.14 Seamus Davenport of Kinvara, County Galway, prominent fighter in the Wars of Independence, was married on Saturday in the Church of the Holy Family, Aughrim Street, Dublin, to Miss Julia O’Meara, second daughter of Mrs. O’Meara and the late Denis O’Meara, Kilruane, Nenagh. Mrs. N. Brophy was matron of … Continue reading

Frongoch – 1916

The Connacht Tribune, 1st July, 1916 (abridged) The censor of Frongoch internment camp informs us that Tuesdays and Thursdays are visiting days from 2 to 3 p.m. Prisoners can receive only one visit a month, and applications for permits must be made in writing to the Commandant, allowing sufficient time for reply by post. No … Continue reading

Blythe, Mellowes and Monaghan – 1916

Irish Examiner 28th March, 1916 p.6 It has been stated that Mr. Ernest Blythe and Mr. Liam Mellowes, organisers of the Irish Volunteers, who are in custody of the military authorities in Arbour Hill Barracks, have been notified that within six days they will be sent to a district in the English midlands. A similar … Continue reading

The Irish Volunteers – 1914

Butte Independent 24th October, 1914 p.2 The following statement has been issued by the members of the Provisional Committee of the Irish Volunteers – Eoin MacNeill, Chairman, Provisional Committee: Ua Rathghaille, Treasurer: Thomas MacDonagh, Joseph Plunkett, Piaras Bealslai, Michael J. Judge, Peter Paul Macken, Sean Mac Giubuin, P.H.Pearse, Padraic O’Riain, Bulmer Hobson, Eamon Martin, Conchubhair … Continue reading

The Bridge of Sighs – Galway – 1828

Freeman’s Journal, 10th September, 1828 p.2 (abridged) The boats of Lough Corrib, not too well constructed in the first instance, are greatly injured by the yearly practice of dragging them through the town from the lake to the bog at the time of the herring fishery. This extraordinary and most dangerous exertion of these poor … Continue reading

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