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St. Coman’s, Kinvara – 1866

The Irish Times 8th December, 1866 (abridged) The Privy Council met yesterday in the Council Chamber at 3.30. Present: Excellency the Lord Lieutenant,  the Lord Chancellor,  the Recorder,  Right Hon. J.Napier,  Mr. Justice O’Hagan, the Chief Secretary, Mr. Justice George, and the Lord Bishop of Meath. The Attorney-General and Solicitor-General attended. In re the Churchyard … Continue reading

Green Island Swim – 1983

Connacht Tribune 30th September, 1983 p.3K Kinvara Swimming Club’s Green Island Swim was held later than usual this year. Nineteen keen competitors lined up for the start at Kinvara Pier on an overcast September afternoon. However, if bright sunshine was lacking there was no want of excitement as the men’ s race provided the most … Continue reading

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Cloonasee – 1938

From Margaret Kavanagh aged 10 There was a man in our village Cloonasee once and he was blind. One day a woman came in and said that she would cure him if he gave her a bundle of straw: he said he would. She took a cup off the dresser and went out and began … Continue reading

O for the gift…

Limerick Leader 5th May, 1956 Oh for the gift of a fairy brush And magic to guide my hand. I’d paint, in the peace of a spell-bound hush, This strange and lovely land. Cloud shadows on a barren hill, On the rocky coast of Clare. A watered sky, that goes drifting by, And salt in … Continue reading

Killina Story

Paddy Forde, Killinny East, age 11 Long ago about eighty years ago there was a great battle fought in our village. There was a Queen from the North also at the battle. She was fighting among the people and the Queen got killed in the middle of the battle. She had a great lot of … Continue reading

Local place names – Killina N.S.

From Margaret Cavanagh (c.1937) When the women of our village “Clúin-a-see” would be leaving a cake out to cool on the window-sill they would first take a bite of it. The fairies would take it only for that. There is a field near my house it is called poll-a-Feóla. It is called that name because … Continue reading

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