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I’m thinking tonight of Kilcolgan

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0033B, Page 10_051National Folklore Collection, UCD.Greta St. George, Ballinderreen NS No 1I’m thinking tonight of KilcolganThat village far over the seaTo the cottage wherein I was bornMy memory it brings back to meIm thinking tonight of Kilcolgan No 2The stile that I often climbed overThe garden where many flowers grewAnd mother … Continue reading

Lydican Castle – 1922

Newmarket Era 3rd November, 1922 p2. Lydican Castle, built in Cromwellian days in County Galway was destroyed by fire set by armed men on Saturday. The men kept the family occupying the castle under armed guard in an outhouse during the fire. The Republican forces who came on the scene helped to save some of … Continue reading

Midsummer Night

Midsummer’s night was one of the most solemn festivals of the ancient pagan world. It’s also known as the eve of St. John the Baptist. In pre-Christian times the first fire was lighted on the hill of Howth, on the east coast of Ireland, near Dublin, and the moment the flame appeared through the darkness … Continue reading

Kilcornan – 1881

Irish Examiner 31st December, 1881 p.3 Yesterday the County Galway Hunt was to have its meet at Kilcornan Castle at ten o’clock. Long before that hour horns were sounded in all directions for miles around. As early as nine o’clock no less than five thousand persons had assembled at the entrance gate to the Castle. … Continue reading

Dunguaire Castle – barracks, bullets and battles

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ In 1842/1843 Tomas L Cooke rambled around Kinvara, Co. Galway and published accounts of his travels in the Galway Vindicator. Dunguaire Castle was one of the sites he visited, which he describes as… a square building in the fashion of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, and of several stories in height, standing some distance outside the … Continue reading

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