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A dangerous Dáil – 1919

The Catholic Press 4th December, 1919 p.20. (abridged) In a supplement of the “Dublin Gazette” the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council of Ireland, declared that the association known as Dáil Éireann, appears to them to be a dangerous association. It was formed and first employed for all the purposes of the associations known as the … Continue reading

Kinvara 1916 – 2016

Beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh

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Oughtmama

Connacht Tribune 20th August, 1966 page 19 Oughtmama is situated about a mile to the south east of Corcomroe Abbey. The name “Oughtmama” (“Ucht Mama” in Irish) means “the breast of an elevated pass.” The Litany of Aengus mentions seven bishops of Oughtmama and the Leabhar Breac refers to thee saints of Oughtmama named Colman. … Continue reading

April 25th, 1916

The Daily Gate City and constitution – Democrat April 25th, 1916 By J.W.T. Mason, Written for the United Press New York – April 25, p.1 WELL ORGANISED IRISH MUTINY There can no longer be any doubt but that a grave situation of rebellion now exists in Ireland.The frustration of Sir Roger Casement’s efforts at gun … Continue reading

Mr. Joe Kilkelly and Ms. Annie Kilkelly, Kinvara

Rev. Thomas Burke, Kinvara – 1919

Tuam Herald 4th January, 1919 p.2 We deeply regret the death on the 27th of December at the Parochial House, Kinvara, of the Rev. Thomas Burke, P.P. Deceased was universally respected. He was a native of Ardrahan parish and educated at Maynooth. He had a thorough and intimate knowledge of the history of his country … Continue reading

Amhrán na bhFiann

The Catholic Press 31st July, 1919 p.21 (abridged) A SOLDIER’S SONG Barricade song of the Irish Volunteers, 1916 Composed in 1907, with words by Peadar Kearney and music by Kearney and Patrick Heeney. Translated into Irish by Liam Ó Rinn in 1923 We’ll sing a song, a soldier’s song, With cheering, rousing chorus As round … Continue reading

Clarinbridge, Killeeneen – 1916

Irish Press 8th June, 1935 p8 A.O.M. sends us the following extract from an account of the Easter Week 1916 Rising in Galway, written by Comm.Gen Liam O’Maoiliosa, published in Gaelic-American, January 1917:- At 7 a.m. (Easter) Tuesday, the Clarinbridge and Killeeneen Corps attacked the police, who acted on the defensive in their barracks. An … Continue reading

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