1920

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THE LOUGHNANE BROTHERS

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0050, Page 0147Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.Collector: Eileen Kelly, Keanspound, Gort This was composed by a local poet who’s name is unknown.It is about the Loughnane brothers, natives of Shanaglish beyond Gort. They were members of the I.R.A. and they were brutally burned by the English. They were … Continue reading

Snippets – 1920/21

Freemans Journal 19th July, 1920 p5 Kinvara police barrack, which was evacuated last week, was demolished shortly afterwards. The courthouse was also demolished and the records burned. The empty barrack at Moy has been burned. Connacht Tribune 18th September, P8 Compensation claims; 20,000 for the burning of Tyrone House, Kilcolgan 5,000 for the wounding of … Continue reading

William Hynes, Kinvara – 1920

Connacht Tribune – 1920 The Art of Making Rebels HOW THE GOVERNMENT PERSECUTED A KINVARA MAN AND HIS FRIENDS Mr. William Hynes, Kinvara, one of the hunger strikers recently released from Wormwood Scrubbs, was arrested at Abbey, Loughrea, early in Spring, and confined in Galway prison. He was remanded on a few occasions while “the … Continue reading

Kinvara Races – 1920

CONNACHT TRIBUNE 23TH SEPTEMBER 1920 Officials—Dr. T. J. Connolly, Judge. B. J. Winkle Starter. M. J. Leech Clerk of Scale and Course. P. Kilkelly, President. P. C. Feeney, Treasurer. J. B. Davenport, Hon. Sec. M. Valentine B,. Dunbar, Secretary of the Irish Racing _Association , Handicapper. Stewards—P. J. Flatley, F. J. Johnston, M. Staunton, J. … Continue reading

Ballyvaughan – 1920

Irish Independent 22nd September, 1920 p5. A report reached Ennis that the police barracks at Ballyvaughan was attacked.  Military went from Ennis to the assistance of the garrison.  All wires in the district were cut.  A Republican flag floating from the roof of the Town Hall was removed by military and another which was replaced … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1920

Connacht Tribune 19th June, 1920 Village invaded On Sunday night Kinvara was invaded by a crowd from Kiltartan and Ardrahan returning from the Belharbour sports who kicked up a noise that the people were in fear and terror of their lives all night. The crowd made a sweep on a Connemara hooker that was lying … Continue reading

Tyrone House – 1920

Tuam Herald 4th September, 1920 p.2 (abridged) A correspondent sends us some interesting  details of the malicious burning of Tyrone House, the ancestral home of the St. Georges – a family settled in Ireland for over three hundred years, and for over one hundred, the most prominent and influential in the county of Galway. This … Continue reading

Kinvara Sunset

The art of making rebels – 1920

Connacht Tribune 3rd July 1920 p4 (abridged) How the Government Persecuted a Kinvara man and his friends. Mr William Hynes, Kinvara, one of the hunger strikers recently released from Wormwood Scrubbs, was arrested at Abbey, Loughrea, early in spring and confined in Galway prison. He was remanded on a few occasions while “The minions of … Continue reading

Humour from Aughinish – 1907/1920

Sunday Independent 29th December 1907 p2 (abridged) Four prizes of half a crown each ar awarded every week for the four best jokes received for this column. Below are two prize-winning entries. Poet to Editor:    “What do you think of this little poem of mine – ‘She would not smile?’ Editor to Poet:   … Continue reading

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