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Kinvara railway – 1879

Freemans Journal 13th December, 1879 p. 7 To the Editor of the Freeman Kinvara, December 11th Dear Sir, I regret very much that the distress in the west, on which you so seasonably commented in your leader in Wednesday’s Freeman, is not confined to Clifden nor to Connemara, but is to be met with as … Continue reading

Mr. J.B.Murray – 1911

Freeman’s Journal 11th May, 1911 p.33 By royal warrant, dated the 21st of March, 1911, Mr. James William Brady Murray, B.A., B.L., J.P., of Moyvore, Kinvara, Co. Galway, has been appointed a member of the first governing body of University College Galway, in the room of Mr. William Daly, J.P., D.L., deceased.

Kinvara – 1909

Southern Cross 19th November, 1909 p.3 The town of Kinvara was brilliantly illuminated in honor of the first visit of the Most Rev. Dr. O’Dea to his episcopal parish since his translation to Galway. His Lordship attended for the purpose of opening the mission conducted by the Capuchin Fathers in connection with the founding of … Continue reading

Tawnagh – 2016

Galway Harbour reef – 1938

Catholic Press,  13 January 1938, page 25 It is well-known that Galway Harbour would be one of the finest in the world but for a reef that prevented large ships from entering. Several catastrophes have been connected with this barrier. The historic rock is now being smashed to smithereens by an 18 ton torpedo-type battering … Continue reading

A startling development – 1932

Advocate, Melbourne 8 December 1932, page 6 A startling development of the Drumm battery is expected—it is to be put on ‘buses and lorries! This is the latest report. Early in the new year, the first Drumm battery driven vehicles are expected on the Dublin street’s. An expert mad.e the following statement:— “They will change … Continue reading

The Countess – 1918

The Argus, 30th December, 1918 p.5 Amongst the Sinn Feiners elected in Ireland is the Countess Markievitch, who took a leading part in the Dublin rebellion at Easter, 1916. In spite of her name, the Countess Markievitch is an Irishwoman, being the eldest daughter of the late Sir Henry Gore-Booth, Bart., of Sligo. A sister … Continue reading

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