1848

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The West’s awake – 1848

The Daily Crescent, 7th September, 1848 p1 The west of County Clare, including Kilrush, Kilkee, Carrigaholt and Baltard was instantaneously lighted up on Thursday night with signal fires, which flashed from every eminence and illuminated the horizon as far as the brightest eye could discern an object. The exact cause of this telegraphic manifestation, which … Continue reading

Ireland to Montreal – 1859

Freeman’s Journal 30th December, 1859 p.3 It will be in the recollection of many of our readers that during the famine years of 1847 and 1848 there was an unusual emigration from Ireland to Canada and the United States. Numbers of those who thus left their native land expired from ship fever, caused by utter … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1848

Papers relating to proceedings for relief of distress, and state of unions and workhouses in Ireland, 1848 Sessional Papers 1847-1848 HMSO Dippam.ac.uk (abridged) P.928 Along the shores of the bay of Kinvarra and bay of Galway, which form a portion of the boundary of the electoral divisions of Kinvarra and Killeenavarra, reside a considerable number … Continue reading

The Claddagh – 1848

Irish Examiner 17th July, 1848 p3 That singular body of men, the Claddagh fishermen, have signified their approval of the Royal Irish Fishery Company, and are ready to work for them, thus increasing the number of men who will be employed by the company from the Killeries to the Kenmare River to upwards of 8,100. … Continue reading

1848

Tuam Herald 1st January, 1848 p.2 It is today our melancholy duty to record the deaths of four of our medical friends, who, within a few days, have been sacrificed to fever, with which they were afflicted during the discharge of their professional duties:- On the 23rd inst. Doctor George Seymour, Surgeon to the Kilconnell … Continue reading

Greene’s Hotel, Kinvara

Connacht Tribune 6th June 1975 p.29 (abridged) After speaking at “The Crane”, Kinvara Maud Gonne McBride and Mary McSwiney came to the Greene’s hotel for refreshments. Apart from Dun Guaire, it is said to be both the oldest house and the oldest hostelry in Kinvara. Sean McBride stayed there for two weeks when trying to … Continue reading

The Cuckoo – 1848

Tuam Herald 13th May, 1848 p.4 A Cuckoo shoots across my path, Well pleased I mark its arrowy flight, And see it reach the neighbouring rath, And on an aged thorn alight. In haste I turn my dexter car, To catch the luck-portending sound; And fancy, as those notes I hear, ‘Tis fairy music from … Continue reading

Collecting the Rates – Kinvarra, Doorus – 1848

The British Colonist 12th December, 1848 p2   ENFORCEMENT OF THE POOR RATES The Limerick Chronicle of yesterday contains the following extract of a letter from Kinvarra. “On Tuesday morning, at eight o’clock a large military force, about 300 strong, of cavalry and infantry, including 4th Light Dragoons, 69th and 89th detachments, under Colonel Sir … Continue reading

Gort – 1848

THE POTATO ROT THE Argus 26th December 1848 p4 From Gort, in Galway, about July 29, the reports were favourable, but recent returns show that on the 6th August a general failure of the crop was anticipated, the fields were black, but at that time it had not generally destroyed the Potato; on the 10th, … Continue reading

The escape of J.B. Dillon – via Kinvara – 1848

The Armagh Guardian 11th December, 1848  CMSIED 9311447 (abridged) A correspondent sends the following particulars relative to the escape of Mr. J. B. Dillon from the western shores of Clare. – “It will be in the recollection of your readers, that when six of the most prominent leaders in the late insurrection held a ‘council … Continue reading

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