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Gort – 1913

Connacht Tribune 4th January, 1913 p.4 The old police station, George’s street, Gort, was broken up on Monday, all the police changing into the military barracks. The latter place has undergone a complete restoration within the last few months, and is in future to be occupied by all the police stationed in the district, married … Continue reading

A striking figure – 1916

The Ballarat Star 1st May 1916 p1 A striking figure in the rebellion was an elderly woman stated to be of high title, who carried a rifle with fixed bayonet. She is stated to be one of the leaders of the Sinn Feiners. It is reported that Professor John MacNeill, chief of staff of the … Continue reading

The quarter acre clause – 1850

Freeman’s Journal 27th May 1850  p.3 At the last meeting of the guardians of the Gort Union (J.A.Joyce Esq., in the chair) a letter was read from the Poor Law Commissioners, in consequence of a memorial which had been addressed to them by certain parties complaining that some families, who were actually starving, had been … Continue reading

John J. Daly – Dowras – 1901

Tuam Herald 6th July, 1901 At the international contest between Ireland and Scotland on last Saturday, a wonderful performance was witnessed in the four miles flat, when John J. Daly of Dowras, in this neighbourhood, finished second, minus a shoe. Daly had his man well in hand up to two and a half miles when … Continue reading

Gort – 1913

Connacht Tribune, 4th January, 1913  p.4 (abridged) On Friday last week upwards of eighty tenants of the Gough estate held a meeting at Mr. Lally’s hotel, the Square, Gort. Dr. Comyn, solr.,  addressing the tenants said; Our purpose in assembling here today is to arrive at some conclusion by which we may be enabled to … Continue reading

Mr Michael Hynes – 1843

Nation 1st April, 1843 p13 Sir, I have much pleasure in remitting you first halves of notes of £2.10s, the amount of the first Repeal subscriptions collected in this parish. Mr O’Connell’s never to be forgotten speech in the corporation has convinced us that there is no hope for Ireland unless from a domestic legislature. … Continue reading

Eileen a Riún – 1380

Western People 14th October, 1911 p.9 (abridged) Eileen-a-Riún (Eileen O secret) The song Eileen a Riún was written in 1380. Eileen Kavanagh of Polmonty Castle, County Wexford, was the loved one. The lover was Carrol O’Daly, the chief composer of Ireland at the time and Ollave of Corcomroe. Although so distinguished, O’Daly was not like … Continue reading

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