County Clare

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A walk in the Burren – 2016

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The West’s awake – 1848

The Daily Crescent, 7th September, 1848 p1 The west of County Clare, including Kilrush, Kilkee, Carrigaholt and Baltard was instantaneously lighted up on Thursday night with signal fires, which flashed from every eminence and illuminated the horizon as far as the brightest eye could discern an object. The exact cause of this telegraphic manifestation, which … Continue reading

At Aughinish Point – 1857

Nation 21st November, 1857 p.9 (abridged) At Aughnish Point, a little fishing village in the wilds of Clare, on Monday last, two or three fishermen, with sorrowful faces, might be seen lifting off the strand, where it had been left by the receding tide, the lifeless corpse of a woman. From her long hair and … Continue reading

Kinvara to Bunratty – 1939

Connacht Tribune 21st January, 1939 p.5 Arising out of a letter from Mr. J.J. Linnane, Bellharbour, that the potato crop in North Clare had been severely damaged by weather conditions this season, the Clare Farmers’ Party requested Dr. Ryan, Minister for Agriculture, to take steps to ensure that an adequate supply of seed potatoes would … Continue reading

New Quay – 1933

Connacht Tribune 27th May, 1933 p.6 (abridged) No progressive or prideful village, however small it may seem to those who do not live in it, likes to be isolated from the main stream of traffic. Yet this is what will happen to the village of New Quay if the present scheme of steamrolling the road … Continue reading

The Burren – 1829

Freemans Journal 26th February, 1829 p.3 The Burren (county Clare) mountains blazed from one extremity to the other a few nights ago, in consequence of a rumour having reached the people’s ears that Mr. O’Connell M.P. had taken his seat. On the bonfires being discerned by the county of Galway peasantry, they immediately followed the … Continue reading

The Clare mountains – 1781

Freemans Journal 30th January, 1781 p.3 On Monday night, in consequence of intelligence received by Col. Bourke, the Castle Connel Rangers, notwithstanding the severity of the weather, made an incursion into the county of Clare mountains, which were covered with snow, took two of the houghers against whom there are informations, and lodged them safely … Continue reading

A Gallant Rescue – 1872

Freeman’s Journal 11th March, 1872 p.3 On the 2nd inst a boat from the County Clare, with a cargo of seaweed on board, struck on a sunken rock about a quarter of a mile from the lighthouse on the Beeves Rock, and six men and a girl, its occupants, were in a moment struggling in … Continue reading

Bridge of Boats – 1859

Nation 26th February, 1859 p.11 22nd; Early this morning, the General, the Duke of Wirtemburgh and Lieutenant-General Scravenmore, with all our horse and dragoons, ten regiments of foot, taking with them seven day’s provisions and fourteen guns; ten three pounders and four twelve pounders, marched over our bridge of boats into the county of Clare.

Pass required – 1821

Freeman’s Journal 11th November, 1821 In order to prevent disorderly persons from crossing the River Shannon from Limerick County into the County of Clare there are boats stationed on the river with peace officers on boat, who are directed to search all boats crossing the river, and to apprehend suspected persons in order that they … Continue reading

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