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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

Burren buddies

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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

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