1864

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An Interesting Discovery – 1864

Irish Examiner 19th July, 1864 p.4 To the editor of the Nation Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, 13th July, 1864 Dear Sir, Within the last ten days, in the vicinity of this far-famed watering-place, near the ancient town of Kilfenora, a statue of the Virgin and Child was discovered by a poor man who had been employed … Continue reading

Claddagh -v- Kinvara 1864

Freeman’s Journal 13th September, 1864 p2(abridged) Everyone in Galway is aware of the immense quantities of herrings that are at present in the bay but the Claddagh men will only go out every second night to capture them. On Tuesday night Captain Oliver, one of the pilots, went out in his boat. This being a … Continue reading

An interesting find – Dromelihy – 1864

Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser 28th January, 1864 p 15  At Dromelihy, County Clare, some men, in digging for potatoes, came on a massive boulder, which required their united exertions to remove. It had been artificially set over four other and formed an enclosure of about two feet square. But well repaid were … Continue reading

Wreck of the Magpie – Cliffs of Moher – 1864

Freeman’s Journal 22nd June, 1864 p3 WRECK OF H.M. GUNBOAT MAGPIE. Galway, April 5. Yesterday morning I telegraphed to you the intelligence of an unfortunate accident to the screw gunboat Magpie (2) ; and since then, the additional particulars I have gained are of little importance, expect that she did not float last night, as … Continue reading

Lynch – 1864

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ QUEENSLAND TIMES, IPSWICH HERALD AND GENERAL ADVERTISER 28TH MAY, 1864 P4 ORIGIN OF LYNCH LAW The office of Warden of Galway has become memorable in the literary world since Maturin dramatised the story of the rigid justice administered by Warden Lynch in ordering the execution of his son, in the year 1500. Hardiman, in … Continue reading

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