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St Coman’s Church – 1975

Connacht Tribune 28th November, 1975. p6 Assistant County Manager, Mr. John Howlett, accompanied by Councillor Toddie Byrne, Rev. M. Brennan, C.C. and Mrs M. Monahan and Mr. Paddy Geraghty, Town Representatives on the Community Council, inspected the old church of St. Coman, Kinvara. They had in mind the possibility of doing up the church and … Continue reading

The Horseman – Ballinderreen 1938

From Duchas.ie Collected 1937/1938 Ballinderreen, Co. Galway. Teacher: Treasa Bean Uí Bheirn Collected by Rose Niland from Martin Kelly, Tyrone, Co. Galway About fifty years ago a horse-man used to pass the Ballinderreen road towards Kilcolgan every night. A certain woman used to look out after it so she lost the sight of one of … Continue reading

The Long Black Hand

Duchas.ie 1937/1938 – Duchas.ie Ballyglass West, Co. Galway – collected by Paddy Moylan Long ago there lived a woman in the parish of Ballindereen in a place a place called Cloughballymore This was a terrible witch who lived in the side of a tree in the night time and in an underground passage in the … Continue reading

Senchan, Guaire and the mice of Gort -1853

J. H. Todd and Eugene Curry Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836 – 1869), Vol.5 (1850-1853), pp. 355-366; (abridged excerpt from On Rhyming Rats to Death ) On the death of Dallan Forgaill, the chief ollave, or poet of Erinn, about A.D. 600, Senchan Torpest, a distinguished poet of Connacht, was selected to pronounce … Continue reading

St. Patrick – Baal’s Fire – 1852

Hymn of St. Patrick The Catholic Layman Vol. 1, No. 2 (Feb. 1852), pp. 16-18 (abridged) In the year 433 St. Patrick preached at Tara before Leogaire (or Laoghaire), then the supreme monarch of Ireland, on the celebrated hill of Tara, in the county of Meath, the chief residence of the Irish kings from the … Continue reading

Those olden days – 1875

Wexford People 18th September, 1875 p.8 (abridged) The youthful comrades whom we loved, can we forget then? Never! The heartfelt pressure of each hand remains with us forever. Though many a mile of sea and land since then our paths may sever. Can we forget those olden days? No, comrades, never! Never! Some east and … Continue reading

Kilmacduagh – 1876

Tuam Herald 11th November, 1876, p1 Kilmacduagh is a parish in the barony of Kiltartan, County Galway. The See of Kilmacduagh, now a part of that of Galway, was founded by St. Colman, who, being son of Duagh, was distinguished from other Colmans, his contemporaries, by the appellation of MacDuagh. He build a monastery and … Continue reading

St Caimin/Coman -1931

Tuam Herald January 17th, 1931 p4. St. Caimin of Inis-Cealtra, was half brother to King Guaire, and he is also called Coman of the Third Order of the Saints. Dr. Lanigan things the two identical and, if so, Coman was the founder of the Church of Kinvara. He was a great scholar, versed in Hebrew … Continue reading

A card – 1783

 THE VOLUNTEERS JOURNAL OR IRISH HERALD 22ND OCTOBER, 1783 P1 For the Volunteers’ Journal – A card (abridged) A certain libidinous gouty old gentleman, of the aldermanic tribe, not very far from Grafton Street, is desired to desist from his endeavours to seduce the innocent females of his neighbourhood, otherwise, besides having his name and … Continue reading

Loughrea – 1784

VOLUNTEERS JOURNAL OF THE IRISH HERALD 4TH JUNE, 1784 PAGE ONE (abridged) At a meeting of the Gentlemen, Clergy and other inhabitants of the county of Galway, at Loughrea, on Tuesday the 25th of May, 1784 pursuant to public notice Colonel PERSSE in the chair, the following resolutions were unanimously agreed to; 1. that to … Continue reading

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