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The Dismal of the Burren – 1934

Limerick Leader 20th October, 1934 p.10 (abridged) The clans are embattled at dark Corcomroe, And proudly their trumpets and warhorns blow; The blood, bone and strength of all Thomond are there, With lances in rest and broad-swords bare. The chivalrous powers of Clan Cullein march on, With the proud MacNamaras, like towers, in the van; … Continue reading

Doorus Potatoes – 1891

The Irish Times 31st August, 1891 Sir, I think it right that I should make public what I know on the all-important subject of the threatened potato blight. On the 19th instant I inspected a field of potatoes on the estate of Comte de Basterot, in the County of Galway, at Duras, in the locality … Continue reading

Church of Ireland, Kinvara – 1939

Tom May, Churches of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora, Galway 2000 In 1939 Bishop Browne purchased a Church of Ireland building in Kinvara for 25 pounds and transferred it to Noughaval, roofing the new structure with timbers from Galway gaol!

Kinvara and Ardrahan- 1949

Connacht Tribune 10th December, 1949 p7 (abridged) South Galway, which has already succeeded in having most of its parishes entirely or almost entirely electrified, is now moving steadily towards the completion of the scheme. Kinvara Guild, Muintir na Tire, has already completed the preliminary spade work necessary for the launching of the scheme. The area … Continue reading

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