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The Flaggy Shore

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 245 Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD Ballyvaughan N.S THE FLAGGY SHORE There is a special spot in New Quay. It has derived its name from the vast number of enormous rocks which are still to be seen near the shore. The following story is told about … Continue reading

The Long Black Hand

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0036, Page 0210 National Folklore Collection, UCD. From Ardrahan, Co. Galway Teacher: Tomas S. O Meadhra Collector: Cahal Kelly from Michael Kelly, Ardrahan. There was a certain old witch in Kinvara and she lived under a big tree with five branches out of it. Every night at ten o’clock she used … Continue reading

Galway Election Petition – 1872

GALWAY ELECTION PETITION Nenagh Guardian 24th April, 1872 p.4 At the hearing of the Galway election petition on Saturday, evidence was given as to altar addresses by the Rev.Mr. Forde in Kinvara Chapel. He said those who voted for Trench would be regarded as soupers and renegades. Mr Constantine Sloper, and Mr Tully, Solicitor, deposed … Continue reading

Three Galway Playwrights

Three Galway Playwrights. Irish Travel, Official organ of the Irish Tourist Association Vol. XII. No. 4 January, 1937 p. 85 Galway has given three great figures to the Irish literary revival – Lady Gregory, Seamus O’Kelly and Edward Martyn. Seamus O’Kelly was born in Loughrea in 1881 and educated at St. Brendan’s College there. Later … Continue reading

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