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A dangerous association – 1919

The Sun, 13th September, 1919 Special cable despatch to The Sun from the London Times Services; Whereas by our special proclamation dated July 3, 1918, in pursuance and by virtue of the criminal law and procedure of Ireland, Act of 1887, we declared from the date thereof certain associations in Ireland known by the names … Continue reading

The Galway chase – 1932

The Advertiser 22nd November, 1932 p5 A woman in a motor boat chased and caught a 16,000 ton liner off the Irish coast recently. She had travelled more than 100 miles to do it. She had intended to board the east-bound Hamburg-America boat, Milwaukee, at Galway, but owing to two days of dirty weather, with … Continue reading

Dáil Éireann – 1919

The Hays Free Press 30th January 1919 (abridged) Twenty five members of the Sinn Féin society elected to the British house of commons assembled in Dublin this afternoon and formally constituted themselves the “Dail Eireann,” which is Irish Gaelic for “Irish Parliament.” They elected Chas. Burgess, whose Irish name is Cathal Brugha, speaker. They also … Continue reading

A Galway ghost – 1891

Queenslander 14th February, 1891 (abridged) It would seem that Galway is not going to be behindhand in the matter of belief in the supernatural, judging from the state of excitement created a few nights ago by the rumour that a ghost had made its appearance at one of the windows of a house in Abbeygate … Continue reading

Galway Gaol – 1923

The Maitland Daily Mercury  (abridged) 15th January, 1923 p.5 Prisoners in Galway Gaol attempted to escape by excavating a tunnel under a wall with two old bayonets and a broken spade. They reached a point outside the wall but a great rock stopped their progress. While they were burrowing up a sentry heard and discovered … Continue reading

A curious thing – 1896

Chronicle 3rd October, 1896 During Lord Mulgrave’s, or a preceding Lord Lieutenant’s rule in Ireland, there was a curious thing never traced to its source and never explained. In the east of Kildare, at Kill, a strange woman gave a piece of kindled peat to a man, with the injunction to pass it along to … Continue reading

A land of nameless government – 1919

The Catholic Press 15th May, 1919  p. 18 (abridged) You ask me why, tho’ ill at ease, Within this region I subsist, Whose spirits falter in the mist, And languish for the purple seas. Within this land which bondmen till Who cannot call their minds their own, But into dungeons straight are thrown If they … Continue reading

Application for compensation – 1916

Burren oysters – 1903

Evening Star 26th February, 1903 p.15 (abridged) Mr. Horace Plunkett, an enterprising Irishman, is actively engaged in fostering the production of an oyster warranted to pass the most vigilant analyst in search for bacilli. From a gentleman conversant with the oyster in a scientific as well as a gastronomic sense, I have just had direct … Continue reading

Apples to Ballinahinch – 1927

Chicago Packer 12th November, 1927 The record long distance for a box of gift apples was established last week when the Apple Growers Associated received an order to forward a box of Spitzenbergs to County Galway, Ireland, for Miss Kathleen Conoly, of Portland. The box went to F.X. Twohy, of Ballinahinch. The cost of the … Continue reading

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