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Rowdy Dancers – 1951


Connacht Tribune 10th March, 1951 p5
“When the Kinvara dancers make up their minds to conduct themselves, it will be all right, but while they are rowdy as they have been, I must oppose any extension in the hours of dancing there,” remarked Supt. J. Dunning at Gort court on Saturday, when Mr. C. I. Foley, solicitor, applied for dance licences for two dates for Johnston’s Hall, Kinvara from the hours of 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Mr. Foley said that Mr. Johnston conducted his hall in a very correct manner. Supt. Dunning agreed, saying that it was Mr. Johnston’s patrons who created the disturbances.
the Justice granted the licences from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and promised Mr. Foley that the position would be reviewed periodically. If there were no further complaints the hours could be extended.

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Kinvara – 1951

Connacht tribune 28th April, 1951 p.7

MAin Street Kinvara
Kinvara – Cresswell archives

In the Dáil last week Mr. R. Lahiffe asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce what were the reasons for the delay in bringing rural electrification to Kinvara. The Minister stated that a canvass of the area had not met with sufficient response to make the scheme financially sound. He understood, he stated, that a local committee was endeavouring the increase the number of potential consumers and he could give no assurance as to when electricity would be brought to that area.

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Loughrea – 1951

Mr Mattic Connolly, Kinvara (third from right) submitted five exhibits at Loughrea Show and won five prizes - three firsts and two seconds.  With him in the photograph are, left to right; E. Tarpey, Kilrickle, Martin Hallinan, Ardrahan, C. Whoriskey, Ardrahan, Michael Brennan, Craughwell and, on Mr Connolly's right, Michael Bermingham, Kinvara with Mr Stan Hynes, Loughrea.
Mr Mattie Connolly, Kinvara (third from right) submitted five exhibits at Loughrea Show and won five prizes – three firsts and two seconds. With him in the photograph are, left to right;
E. Tarpey, Kilrickle, Martin Hallinan, Ardrahan, C. Whoriskey, Ardrahan, Michael Brennan, Craughwell and, on Mr Connolly’s right, Michael Bermingham, Kinvara with Mr Stan Hynes, Loughrea.
Connacht Tribune 6th October, 1951; Page: 15

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Kinvara – 1951

Connacht Tribune 3rd March, 1951 p.3BADHE

Kinvara was the scene of feverish activity on Sunday when the Ballinderreen Platoon, under Lieut. E. Quinn; Dooras Platoon, under Cpl. M. Fahy, and Kinvara Platoon under Vol. M. Quinn, held a Field Day for the purpose of holding star grading tests. Forty volunteers were tested and although the standard of examination was high, 32 were successful in gaining the coveted “stars”.

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Kinvara Platoon – 1951

Connacht Tribune 20th January, 1951 p.13

Johnstons c.1920
Johnstons c.1920

Kinvara Platoon breaks the ice for Gort Battalion by holding a dance at Johnston’s Hall on Sunday, 21st inst. This is the first dance held by any unit of the Battalion since 1915 and the platoon is endeavouring by careful preparation to ensure that it will set a headline for all units. With an excellent floor, a fine band, and the co-operation of all concerned, an excellent night seems assured.