Ballinderreen

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Ballinderreen 1913

Collected by Kitty Moran, Ballinderreen N.S from Mrs Thomas Moran BACKGROUND On Mr De Valeras first visit to Galway in the year 1913 the Sinn Féiners engaged all the sidecars in the parishes to go to the meeting. The meeting was held on New Year Day and the Sinn Féiners painted Pat Smyth’s horse because … Continue reading

The Long Black Hand

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0036, Page 0210 National Folklore Collection, UCD. From Ardrahan, Co. Galway Teacher: Tomas S. O Meadhra Collector: Cahal Kelly from Michael Kelly, Ardrahan. There was a certain old witch in Kinvara and she lived under a big tree with five branches out of it. Every night at ten o’clock she used … Continue reading

The Horseman – Ballinderreen 1938

From Duchas.ie Collected 1937/1938 Ballinderreen, Co. Galway. Teacher: Treasa Bean Uí Bheirn Collected by Rose Niland from Martin Kelly, Tyrone, Co. Galway About fifty years ago a horse-man used to pass the Ballinderreen road towards Kilcolgan every night. A certain woman used to look out after it so she lost the sight of one of … Continue reading

Temperate times – 1849

Australian Chronicle 17th November, 1840 p.2 (abridged) To the Editor of the “Freeman’s Journal.” The Very Rev. Mr. Mathew, being on a visit at Kilcornan, the hospitable mansion of N. Redington., Esq., M.P., administered the total abstinence pledge, on the 21st and 22nd ult. to upwards of eight hundred postulants. Many from the neighbouring parishes … Continue reading

Ballinderreen – 1905

The W.A. Record 13th May, 1905 p.6 (abridged) Great excitement prevailed at Ballinderreen on Wednesday (says the “Freeman” April 1), connected with service of processes for non-payment of rent upon tenants of the St. George estate. A fortnight ago the process-server, under the protection of a number of police, attempted to serve the processes, but … Continue reading

Ballinderreen, Kinvara – 1909

Connacht Tribune 4th December, 1909 p.8 To the Editor, Connacht Tribune Sir, I would suggest to the police doing protection duty on the Tyrone estate to watch the sky; they may catch Jack Dunne’s air-ship, the “Hope of Europe,” and they might find the hope of the tenants on the Tyrone estate. The R.I.C. are … 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 – 1951

Connacht Tribune 3rd March, 1951 p.3 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 … Continue reading

The Long Black Hand – Richard Cronnolly, Ballinderreen – 1864

Connacht Tribune – 25th February, 1972 Richard Cronnolly was born in Ballinderreen Co Galway in 1828. He joined the Dublin Metropolitan Police and spent his spare time in the Record Office where he studied old documents. Without any assistance, financial or otherwise, he found a publisher willing to give the result of his researches to … Continue reading

The brave men of Ballinderreen – 1910

Connacht Tribune 16th April, 1910 p4 If the people emulate the example of the brave men of Ballinderreen, by keeping their counsels to themselves, and giving no quarter to traitors, the days of landlord rule and rent office truculence are numbered in the district. The descendants of the men of Kinvara and Duras who, in … Continue reading

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