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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

Enjoying the sun

Young foxes are beginning to wander from their dens. Please watch out for them on the roads.

Kinvara – 1905

The Intermountain Catholic (Salt Lake City Utah) 26th August, 1905, p2. Mr Justice Meredith delivered judgment on Thursday in reference to the Kinvarra estate formerly owned by Mr. Blake Foster. He held that the Estates commissioners were entitled in the exercise of their discretion to declare the estate not ‘fit to be regarded as an … Continue reading

Lydican Castle – 1922

Newmarket Era 3rd November, 1922 p2. Lydican Castle, built in Cromwellian days in County Galway was destroyed by fire set by armed men on Saturday. The men kept the family occupying the castle under armed guard in an outhouse during the fire. The Republican forces who came on the scene helped to save some of … Continue reading

The Headless Coach – Kinvara

The Headless Coach The Headless Coach is a sort of a topic of a story that is talked of in the country inns. But it is not entirely a fairy tale. When a person sees the Headless Coach they are supposed to die soon afterwards. I went up for a holiday in Kinvara, and I … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1889

The Irish Standard, April, 13, 1889 p7. On Friday the 15th ult., a large force of police, accompanied by Redington’s representative, Malone, and a brace of emergencyment, with a battering ram, invaded the town of Kinvara, for the purpose of carrying out evictions on the property of Major John Wilson Lynch, chairman of the Galway … Continue reading

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Snippets – 1920/21

Freemans Journal 19th July, 1920 p5 Kinvara police barrack, which was evacuated last week, was demolished shortly afterwards. The courthouse was also demolished and the records burned. The empty barrack at Moy has been burned. Connacht Tribune 18th September, P8 Compensation claims; 20,000 for the burning of Tyrone House, Kilcolgan 5,000 for the wounding of … Continue reading

Land Law Bill – Ireland – 1895

LAND LAW (IRELAND) BILL. https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1895/apr/02/land-law-ireland-bill HC Deb 02 April 1895 vol 32 cc735-817 735 THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)(abridged) The late Sir William Gregory. In his autobiography I find this passage. He is speaking of the sale of some portions of his ancestral estates in the county of Galway:— I may … Continue reading

Biddy Early 1902

Freemans Journal 4th June 1900 Lord O’Brien of Kilfenora was, as everybody knows, more than once a candidate for Parliamentary honours in his native county of Clare. It was, we believe, on the occasion of the death of Lord Francis Conyngham, one of the earliest and staunchest supporters of Isaac Butt in the early agitation … Continue reading

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