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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

Ballinderreen 1915

Connacht Tribune 20th November, 1915 page 4 DASTARDLY OUTRAGE AT BALLINDERREEN On Wednesday night, 10th inst. a startling explosion was heard in the vicinity of Ballinderreen village. At about 9.15 p.m. a loud report rang out in the direction of the schools, and at once the cry was raised that a German bomb had been … Continue reading

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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

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