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Galway – 1846

Indiana State Sentinel 19th march, 1846 The government has again learned the necessity to increase the military force in Galway. A troop of the 13th Light Dragoons from Gort, arrived here on Tuesday, under the command of Captain Hamilton, for the purpose of repressing any outbreak among the people which may arise owing to the … Continue reading

Thomas MacDonagh – 1916

Lament for Thomas McDonagh He shall not hear the bittern cry In the wild sky where he is lain Nor voices of the sweeter birds Above the wailing of the rain. Nor shall he know when loud March blows Thro’ slanting snows her fanfare shrill Blowing to flame the golden cup Of many an upset … Continue reading

Every comfort and convenience – 1887

Supplement to the Cork Examiner 8th October, 1887 (abridged) Cornelius and William K. Vanderbilt have decided to commence a rather curious business enterprise. They propose to build a large number of small houses in the suburbs of New York city, with every comfort and convenience, and sell them to working people at cost. The houses … Continue reading

Midnight Legislators – Galway – 1831

The Sydney Monitor 12th November, 1831 A combined movement of various detachments from different parts of the county of Clare, and the county of Galway, was executed on the 22nd instant, for the purpose of surprising and surrounding the midnight legislators of county Galway. The detachments from Clare consisted of those of the 74th Regiment. … Continue reading

A most extraordinary appearance – 1834

Trumpeter General 26th August, 1834 p.4 On Monday night last, the country in this neighbourhood presented a most extraordinary appearance. About 9 o’clock an immense light suddenly appeared at a great distance to the southwest of Cork. In a few seconds after, another appeared in an opposite direction. The signal was rapidly answered, and in … Continue reading

The insufferable James Joyce – 1924

Advocate Melbourne 2nd October, 1924 p.20 (abridged) In a letter from our London correspondent, which appears in this issue, reference is made to a couple of plays which pretend to treat certain phases of Irish character. These plays bring into being a new “stage Irishman.” This mythical “gentleman” is far worse than the old “stage … Continue reading

An average harvest – 1835

The Sydney Gazette 7th May, 1835 p.4 (abridged) The harvest promises to be an average one, and all the misgivings that were felt during the course of the summer, as to the prospects of the potato crop, have, we are much gratified in stating, altogether given way. That crop will, perhaps, be more abundant this … Continue reading

Oranmore – 1830

The Hobart Town Courier 18th September 1830 p.3 (abridged) Two Hundred Pounds Reward Thomas Smith, a child aged ten years, was sent to the school of the Rev. Humphry Price, near Lichfield in May 1811. In September 1812 he was conveyed from thence, and, it is believed sent on board an Indian vessel. Letters sent … Continue reading

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