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Letter from Kinvara – 1916

The W.A. Record 2nd September, 1916 A Priest’s Protest against stupidity The following is clipped from a west of Ireland newspaper. It is the protest of an Irish priest against what, on the facts related, seems to be a mean, petty prying system practised upon the people of Kinvara for the purpose of extracting evidence … Continue reading

Election – 1933

Daily Illinois 29th January 1933 DeValera has majority of 1 seat in new Dail President Eamon De Valera will have a majority of one seat in the new Dail Eireann which meets two weeks from today. The counting of the final ballots in Tuesday’s general election, completed tonight with the last returns from Galway, assured … Continue reading

Ballyvaughan – 1853

Sangamo Journal/Illinois State Journal 22nd April, 1853 EMIGRATION FROM IRELAND The last American mail brought the sum of £500 pounds to the little village of Ballyvaughan, which is situated in the County Clare on the opposite side of the bay of Galway.   We have heard that this large sum has been sent home for the … Continue reading

Burren walls – 1921

Albury Banner and Wodonga Express 16th September, 1921 p.35 (abridged) Crown forces, finding the road to Ballyvaughan obstructed by walls built across the road, commandeered shopkeepers, artisans and labourers at Kinvara to remove the stones. At the Ballyvaughan side men were forced to remove similar obstacles at Muckinish and Bellharbour.

Pádraic Pearse

Catholic Press 1st July, 1920 p.7 (abridged) A teacher in St. Ita’s School, which was the female portion of Padraic Pearse’s foundation, wrote of him in the following terms in 1916; In another country a school like Pearse’s would be endowed both by the State and by private philanthropy. In Ireland we can hardly be … Continue reading

Theobald Wolfe Tone – 1798

Freeman’s Journal 17th June, 1865 p.2(abridged) The Empire 2nd June, 1852 p.4 (abridged) The Sydney Morning Herald 10th December, 1862 p.4 (abridged) Theobald Wolfe Tone (20 June 1763 – 19 November 1798), regarded as “the father of Irish Republicanism” was the son of a coachmaker in Dublin. He was educated in Trinity College, where he … Continue reading

An Irish Rebel Girl – 1916

The Catholic Press 26th October, 1916, p 19 (abridged) Here is Moira Regan’s story. It is more than the narrative of an eye-witness – it is the narrative of a friend of and fellow worker with Plunkett and Pearse and MacDonagh – of one who shared with them the hopes, ambitions, perils and pains of … Continue reading

These Irish Women – 1916

The Catholic Press 13th July, 1916 p.10 The Central News, London, has received from a lady who acted as a Red Cross nurse the following graphic story of the part played by women in the recent revolt in Dublin. The Irish rebellion is remarkable for one fact not so far recognised in England, namely the … Continue reading

Letter from Ireland – 1864

Freeman’s Journal 17th February, 1864 p5. (abridged) I have said at the beginning of this letter that Ireland is not much changed. I must correct that assertion. Emigration is making fearful changes in the country. One does not notice its effects in the large towns, but in country villages they are quite appreciable. I have … Continue reading

The Reverend Peter Flannery

The Reverend Peter Flannery (abridged) by Frank Mathew (1865 – 1924) My friend the Reverend Peter Flannery is the sternest-looking and the gentlest of men. To look at him you would fancy he had spent a fierce life; but the truth is that he has lived in a wilderness and that in his broad parish … Continue reading

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