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Cloonasee – 1938

From Margaret Kavanagh aged 10

Cloonasee brambles
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There was a man in our village Cloonasee once and he was blind. One day a woman came in and said that she would cure him if he gave her a bundle of straw: he said he would. She took a cup off the dresser and went out and began to pluck the leaves off the daisies and came in and put two spoons of water in it. She told the man to rub it to his eyes and he got cured.
“If you refused me for the straw you would never get back your sight,” she said

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Kinvara – 1916

Connacht Tribune 1st July 1916 p.4

Burren
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Although there was no disturbance of any kind in Kinvara or district during the recent Rising, the entire population maintaining an attitude of perfect calm throughout, over a score of arrests were made by the local police. In spite of representations by Mr. W.J.Duffy M.P., and others, scarcely any of those interned have as yet been released. During the week Ml. Stanton of Cloonasee, was released and arrived home quite unexpectedly on Tuesday evening.