1891

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Doorus Potatoes – 1891

The Irish Times 31st August, 1891 Sir, I think it right that I should make public what I know on the all-important subject of the threatened potato blight. On the 19th instant I inspected a field of potatoes on the estate of Comte de Basterot, in the County of Galway, at Duras, in the locality … Continue reading

A Galway ghost – 1891

Queenslander 14th February, 1891 (abridged) It would seem that Galway is not going to be behindhand in the matter of belief in the supernatural, judging from the state of excitement created a few nights ago by the rumour that a ghost had made its appearance at one of the windows of a house in Abbeygate … Continue reading

Stormy weather – 1891

Tuam Herald 2nd September, 1891 p.3 A thunder-storm of very peculiar character broke over this town yesterday morning about half past ten o’clock. The sky all round the horizon was clear, and there were no clouds anywhere to indicate what was about to take place, when we were startled by a loud peal, almost directly … Continue reading

The Pooka – 1891

Nation 4th April, 1891 p.4    (abridged) There are few villages throughout Ireland near which there is not a hill, cliff, glen or cave which takes its name from the Pooka, but  very few indeed know what sort of spectre the Pooka is. A poet once said that he is in existence “since the time … Continue reading

Galway fracas – 1891

Pontypridd Chronicle and Workman’s News 2nd January 1891 The Dublin Express says that on Christmas night a disturbance took place between about 20 navy stokers, who are home in Galway on furlough from Plymouth, and about 20 men of the Connaught Rangers. A police patrol (three in number) interposed, and succeeded in inducing the military … Continue reading

Conflict at Kilbeacanty – 1891

New Zealand Tablet 24th April, 1891 p9 A conflict took place between two armed police and a number of people at Kilbeacanty. The police, who were protecting an emergency man, entered a public house on their way to Loughgraney, when the party inside, it is alleged, took their rifles and injured them. Assistance having come … Continue reading

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