1868

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Irish homes and Irish hearts p4 – 1868

Freemans Journal 28th March, 1868 p11 (abridged) It is a long dreary drive of nineteen miles to Ennis, through an open limestone country, with low craggy hills. In all this part of Ireland the eye wearies for the pretty villages and comfortable farm-houses which give life and variety to the flat counties of England. The … Continue reading

Irish homes and Irish hearts p3 – 1868

Freeman’s Journal 28th March, 1868 p11 (abridged) Lough Cooter is the largest lake in the south of county Galway, with many wooded islands lying in its bosom, and lovely views between them. The ‘Castle,’ belonging to the Gough family is a modern erection, in the castellated style, standing on the west bank of the lake, … Continue reading

Irish homes and Irish hearts p2 – 1868

Freeman’s Journal 28th March, 1868 p11 (abridged) The See of Kilmacduagh was founded by St Colman in the seventh century. Here the cathedral was built, close behind a round tower and surrounded by six other churches. We explored the ruins well and I was fortunate in having a cicerone who had often visited them before, … Continue reading

Irish Homes and Irish Hearts p1 – 1868

Freeman’s Journal 28th March, 1868 p11 IRISH. HOMES AND IRISH HEARTS. As the sun disappeared it became extremely cold, and I was very thankful when the car drew up at a large house in the main street at Gort, which, proved to be the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy, There I had such a … Continue reading

John Lennon – Ballinderreen – 1868

THE MORNING STAR AND CATHOLIC REGISTER 21ST JUNE, 1868 P3 With feelings of deep regret, says the Galway Vindicator, we record the demise of the Rev. John Lennon P.P., which sad event occurred on the 11th ult. at his residence, Ballinderreen. Father Lennon had been for a long period paster of the parish of Ballinderreen, … Continue reading

Marching in tune – 1868

THE MORNING STAR AND CATHOLIC MESSENGER 21ST JUNE 1868 P3 Two men, named Thomas Green and Michael Flynn, house painters, were recently arrested on a charge of illegal drilling, near Ennis. At petty sessions evidence was given by the police that on Sunday night May 10th, they met a party of men marching two deep, … Continue reading

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