Connemara

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Dangerous waters – 1942

Connacht Tribune 6th June, 1942 p.5 (abridged) Numerous reports of mines having been seen in Galway Bay and along the west coast have been made during the last week by fisherman, including one proceeding from Connemara to Kinvara with a boat load of turf on Wednesday.  It is worth recalling that, during the last war, … 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

A close call – Kinvara Quay – 1896

Tuam Herald 30th May 1896  p.2(abridged) On Friday last while Sergeant Feeney of the Kinvarra station was on patrol duty with a party of his men, he noticed an unusual volume of smoke in the direction of Kinvarra Quay, and at once went in that way.  He found that a large boat belonging to a … Continue reading

Kinvara – turf tax – 1912

Tuam Herald 14th September, 1912 p.2  (abridged) The harbour authorities of Kinvara exact three pence for every load of turf coming in from Connemara. During the turf season over 20 boats come and go every day and this season the cost for a boat load of turf was from 45s to 60s. The men who … Continue reading

Wreck at Roundstone – 1833

COLONIAL TIMES 11TH JUNE, 1833 Dreadful Wreck of the Oporto Transport.(abridged) At Clifden, in Galway, in December, a portion of a ship was seen floating near the entrance of Roundstone Bay. By the active exertions of the coast-guard, under the command of Lieutenant Hunter, R. N., it was secured. The following day, the remainder of … Continue reading

A Mermaid in Connemara 1820

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 16th September, 1820 MERMAID We extract the following article from The Galway Advertiser:- Naturalists have hitherto doubted of the existence of mermaids and mermen:  We have it now in our (sic.) to set at rest the doubts of sceptics upon this duplex order of animals, one … Continue reading

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