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Bridget Kilkelly – 1888

The Irish Standard, 17th March, 1888. p4

Crushna, (sic.)
Co. Galway,
February, 18th, 1888.

Dear Mr. Editor,

I was very much surprised at not seeing my name among all my fellow prisoners under “Bloody Balfours” Crimes act. I enclose you my summons, and hope you will give my name at your earliest convenience as I suffered one month’s imprisonment in Galway Jail, although I offered bail and my parish priest was willing to go security for me. I would not trouble you only I am about going out to Australia to my brothers, and I wish that they would know through the medium of your widely circulated paper that I was as willing to fight for poor old Ireland as any other girl in it.

Yours very truly,
Bridget Kilkelly.

The Freeman apologises to Miss Kilkelly for the omission, but is pleased that the unintentional error should have brought forth a phase of the struggle which may have been hitherto somewhat overlooked.

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St. Coman – 1912

Tuam Herald 26th October, 1912, p4 (abridged).
Another branch of the Magraths had some possessions in the vicinity of Kinvara, in the district of Hy-Fiachra-Aidhne, County of Galway, but a few only of their descendants are to be met with in that county at the present day. Of this branch the church of Kinvara was the burial place, and until late years this sacred edifice, the foundation of St. Coman, of whom mention is made in the ancient tale known as the Imramh, or Expedition of the sons of Ua Corra, was exclusively the place of interment of the Magrather O’Hynes. The possessions of the Hy-Fiachrain Magraths lay around the Bally magrath, near Ardrahan; but the proprietors thereof, having taken an active part in the disturbances of 1641-9, the lands of Balymagrath and Kilteenan were granted by Cromwell to the family of Taylour, or Taylor.