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
Sangamo Journal/Illinois State Journal 22nd April, 1853 EMIGRATION FROM IRELAND The last American mail brought the sum of £500 pounds to the little village of Ballyvaughan, which is situated in the County Clare on the opposite side of the bay of Galway. We have heard that this large sum has been sent home for the … Continue reading
Nenagh Guardian 6th July, 1853 p4 Arrangements are far advanced towards completion for laying down a submarine telegraph between the United Kingdom and America. It is intended to connect the two countries, or rather, the Old and New Worlds by means of Galway and Halifax, those being the two nearest points of communication. The distance … Continue reading
Adelaide Observer 5th March, 1853 p5 A summary of the census in the counties of Clare, Cork and Kerry exhibits some startling results. The progress of depopulation in these Irish counties during the last ten years is without a parallel in history.
FREEMAN’S JOURNAL 3RD MARCH 1853 (abridged) It is a curious historical fact that the Irish troops, who principally contributed to save the town of Louvain, in 1635, from the tremendous assault of the great French army under Marshals Chatillon and De Breze, were in that bloody contest marshalled and commanded in Irish. A Latin writer … Continue reading
The Brooklyn Daily 12th March 1853 (abridged) It’s curious how one snuff-taker will pick out another. Place two snuff takers in the most crowded room, and before ten minutes are over they will have found out each other and be in earnest conversation together. A snuff-box is an opening for conversation between two persons, … Continue reading
https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE BELMONT CHRONICLE, AND FARMERS, MECHANICS AND MANUFACTURERS ADVOCATE. 2ND SEPTEMBER, 1853 P1 IRELAND There is a religious movement in progress in Ireland that promises important results. Through the influence of emigration and proselytism the relative numerical strength of the Protestants and Roman Catholics is undergoing a rapid change, and the former are gradually … Continue reading