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Kinvara 1992

Connacht Tribune July 7th July, 1992 p6 The people of Kinvara have asked Councillor Toddie Byrne to raise with Galway County Council the condition of the old Church of Ireland graveyard at New Road, Kinvara. This graveyard has an unknown number of graves with only two headstones still erect over the graves of Joseph Staunton … Continue reading

Bridget Kilkelly – 1888

The Irish Standard, 17th March, 1888. p4 Crushna, (sic.) Kinvara, 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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1909

St. Coman’s – Magrather O’Hynes – 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 … Continue reading

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

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