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Election – 1895

Irish Examiner 12th July, 1895 p6 (abridged) During the next three weeks the nation will be called upon to exercise the most momentous duty which can fall to the lot of citizens, viz., the choice of Parliamentary representatives who shall guide the destinies of the men and women of the country. Vital interests are involved … Continue reading

Election – 1914

Irish Independent 3rd January, 1914 p.6 The forthcoming municipal elections in Galway promise to be unusually interesting, the Labour Party, as well as the Women’s Franchise League, have entered the lists, and some interesting developments are looked forward to.

Kilbeacanty – 1912

Connacht Tribune 17th August, 1912 p.2 A meeting was held on Sunday, Mr. M. Tannian presiding. Present: Messrs J.J. Daly Thos. Higgins F. Kilcooly P. Casey J. Harte P. Callanan J. Doyle P. Lambert. The following were appointed to attend the Home Rule meeting in Galway; Messrs P. Lambert; P. Casey; P. Callinan; J. Daly. … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1844

Nation 10th August, 1844 p.8 The Rev. J.B., formerly a clergyman of the Catholic church, stationed at Kinvarra, County Galway, and now a professing Protestant, was placed in the dock and given in charge to the jury, indicted for having administered an illegal oath to one M.H., that she would not tell any person to … Continue reading

Galway – 1947

Irish Examiner 3rd September, 1847 p.1 Tuam, August, 27, 1847 Dear Sir, When your kind invitation to the Galway dinner,in honour of the triumphant candidates for Repeal, reached me, I could not either attend or send my apology. This I regretted much, sympathising most cordially with the object of the festivity. You will not, then, … Continue reading

Ireland to Montreal – 1859

Freeman’s Journal 30th December, 1859 p.3 It will be in the recollection of many of our readers that during the famine years of 1847 and 1848 there was an unusual emigration from Ireland to Canada and the United States. Numbers of those who thus left their native land expired from ship fever, caused by utter … Continue reading

The Wild Atlantic Way – 1899

Supplement to the Cork Examiner, 18th November, 1899 The finest scenery in Ireland is on the northwest coasts of Connemara, Mayo and Donegal. There are no grander headlands in Europe than these broken, precipitous highland masses towering above the Atlantic. Galway is the gateway leading into this picturesque region with its invigorating climate. A magnificent … Continue reading

Where angels listen – 1917

Meath Chronicle 14th April, 1917 p.4 He will not come, and still I wait. He whistles at another gate Where angels listen. Ah I know He will not come, yet if I go How shall I know he did not pass barefooted in the flowery grass? The moon leans on one silver horn Above the … Continue reading

Ailwee – 1925

Irish Independent 19th October, 1925 p.2 (abridged)   Latest details of the important mineral discovery in Clare disclose that phosphate was first found in lead by Mr.Comyn about 8 years ago, in the old silver mine at Ailwee, Burren.  After extensive prospecting work the phosphate bed was located between two layers of shale on the … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1987

Connacht Tribune 25th December, 1987 p6 (abridged) BBC (Bristol) have been in touch with the committee of Kinvara’s Cruinniú na mBád concerning the making of another film of that colourful traditional boat festival. Last autumn the BBC showed a half-hour long film made during the 1986 Cruinniú and their audience research revealed a very positive … Continue reading

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