1935

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Granuaile

The Recorder 22nd November, 1935 Ireland long bore the name of Granuaile, which is Gaelic for Grace O’Malley a chieftainess whose headquarters were on Clare Island, off the west coast of Ireland. There stood the Tower of Carrigahooley, which she called “the rock of her fleet.” She was a wild and successful warrior. Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

Kinvara Water Sports – 1935

Connacht Tribune 22nd June, 1935 p.27 Kinvara sports were held on Sunday, in summery weather. A most enjoyable day’s sport was witnessed by a very large crowd of spectators who were assembled all around the quays, taking a keen interest in the events. Results: Juvenile swimming race – 1. P.Pigott, Gort; 2. R. Ford, Kinvara; … Continue reading

Galway treasures – 1935

Irish Examiner 8th June, 1935 p.13 (abridged) Time flows on and in its swift passing links with a storied past drift and sometimes disappear. Galway, a city with an unusual blend of ancient and modern, in its tall-housed winding streets – reminders of the day when it was a port for the gallant ships of … Continue reading

Traught Strand Regatta and Aquatic Sports – 1935

Connacht Tribune 27th July, 1935  p.27 On Sunday next, July 28th what promises to be an ideal day’s sport will be held at Traught Strand. This strand, situated about three miles west of Kinvara, is rapidly growing in popularity as a bathing resort and is one of the best and safest in the West of … Continue reading

An Piast – Loughrea – 1935

Southern Star 4th May, 1935 p11 Lough Ness has not all the honours to itself. Loughrea is now plagued by some strange animal (in olden times it would be called a Piast), which is very fastidious in its choice of food. Its menu consists of eggs, fish, poultry and lamb. It does not recognise any … Continue reading

Kinvarra Waterworks – 1935

Irish Independent 21st February, 1935 p7 Kinvarra Waterworks. A waterworks scheme has just been completed at Kinvarra, Co. Galway at a cost of £2,000. The well at Cartron has been enlarged and a windmill has been erected to drive the water a distance of about 250 yards to the reservoir on a hill overlooking the … Continue reading

A most extraordinary monster – 1876

Colonist Vol XVII issue 2039 22nd February 1876 p4 The Northern Whig states that a most extraordinary monster was seen a few days ago at Fodera, near Loophead Lighthouse, which is situated on the most western point of the County Clare.  It is thus described:— lts head and neck resemble a horse, and are of … Continue reading

Dance Halls – 1935

Freeman’s Journal 9th July, 1931 p35 (By N.C.W.C. News Service.) Dublin, May 25.— The modern evils of the dance halls and the laxity of parental control formed the theme of the addresses of the Irish Hierarchy during the present season of visitation for administering Confirmatiion. Speaking in Tuam, the Most Rev. Thomas P. Gilmartin, Archbishop … Continue reading

1935 – A Toast – 2014

The Courier Mail – 21st December, 1935 In Galway, a Gaelic toast used to go round embodying all the ingredients of human felicity – “May you have health and a long life with the good wife of your own choice; your land without rent and death in Ireland.”

Sea monster in Galway Bay – 1935

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ SUNDAY TIMES (PERTH) 23RD JUNE, 1935 SEA MONSTER SHOT – MYSTERY CREATURE WITH TWO TAILS A strange marine creature, twin brother of the Loch Ness monster – 48 feet long, 26 feet in circumference and weighing about four tons, has been shot by a lighthouse keeper in Galway Bay, Ireland. The sea monster had … Continue reading

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