Claddagh

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An unfortunate rencontre – New Quay – 1844

Irish Examiner 22nd July, 1844 p.1 A paragraph, extracted from the Clare Journal, has been making the round of Metropolitan papers, with reference to an alleged unprovoked assault of some Claddaghmen on a trawling party from New Quay. Upon the most unquestionable authority we have it that the Claddagh boats were quietly proceeding to their … Continue reading

The Wild Atlantic Way – 1899

Supplement to the Cork Examiner, 18th November, 1899 The finest scenery in Ireland is on the northwest coasts of Connemara, Mayo and Donegal. There are no grander headlands in Europe than these broken, precipitous highland masses towering above the Atlantic. Galway is the gateway leading into this picturesque region with its invigorating climate. A magnificent … Continue reading

The Claddagh – 1848

Irish Examiner 17th July, 1848 p3 That singular body of men, the Claddagh fishermen, have signified their approval of the Royal Irish Fishery Company, and are ready to work for them, thus increasing the number of men who will be employed by the company from the Killeries to the Kenmare River to upwards of 8,100. … Continue reading

Galway whale – 1877

Kerry Evening Post 31st January, 1877 p.2 (abridged) The Galway Express reports that a whale was got dead out at the sea on Friday night by a Claddagh man named John Donohoe; he gaffed and strung it to his boat, with the aid of another small boat’s crew. The night was extremely stormy and they … Continue reading

The Liberator – Galway – 1843

The Cork Examiner 30th June, 1843 p.1 Daniel O’Connell in Galway (abridged) From an early hour the streets were densely thronged by the country people, who continued to pour into the town in countless thousands, exhibiting in their persons all the wild and picturesque costumes of the west. The women’s short dark-red flannel petticoats were … Continue reading

Storm – 1861

Freeman’s Journal 8th August, 1861 p4 Monday evening the poor Claddagh fishermen went out in great numbers, hoping to profit by the myriads of herrings that swarm our bay. It was blowing moderately at the time from the N.W., but a few hours later it blew a regular gale from the westward, scattering the hookers … Continue reading

Claddagh -v- Kinvara 1864

Freeman’s Journal 13th September, 1864 p2(abridged) Everyone in Galway is aware of the immense quantities of herrings that are at present in the bay but the Claddagh men will only go out every second night to capture them. On Tuesday night Captain Oliver, one of the pilots, went out in his boat. This being a … Continue reading

Memories of Galway 1907

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE INTERMOUNTAIN CATHOLIC 15TH JUNE, 1907 P6 GALWAY MEMORIES Well worth seeing and well worth remembering, dear old Galway; Galway of the stalwart gray houses that have stood for centuries the storms and buffets and driving rains of the Atlantic; Galway of the narrow, winding quiet streets; Galway of the beautiful bay, where of … Continue reading

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