Francis A Fahy

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Francis A. Fahy

Connacht Tribune, 13th October, 1967 The unveiling of the memorial to Francis A. Fahy at Kinvara on Sunday last led to a large turnout.  A son of the Kinvara-born poet, Mr. Dermot A. Fahy, from Cambridge, travelled from England to be present.  With him were cousins of the poet, Mr. James Quinn and Miss Bofey-Quinn … Continue reading

The Ould Plaid Shawl

Francis A. Fahy – Kinvara – 1924

Connacht Tribune 8th March, 1924 p.14 Francis A. Fahy on Kinvara; (abridged) I left Kinvara in ’73 (1873), a youth of 19.  Its scenes, its people, their customs, sports, recreations, their kindliness and affection, their good humour and lightheartedness, their abiding faith in God, are as fresh in my memory after 50 years of exile … Continue reading

A Lullaby – Francis A. Fahy – 1895

Irish Examiner 1st June, 1895 p.10 Oh, to and fro on my bosom of love, Like a bird on the bough of the brown hazel swinging; While a husho falls from the stars up above, And a lul-la-lo are the night-winds singing. Sleep sthoreen bawn, Sleep on till dawn; Peace to my heart your sweet … Continue reading

Francis A. Fahy – 1923

Irish Examiner 12th March, 1923 p4. Mr Frank Fahy’s paper on “ould Kinvarra” at the Irish literary Society last night was one of the most delightful things the Society has had for many a long day. It was an authentic picture of Irish life in a little country town in the sixties and seventies. It … Continue reading

Francis A. Fahy – Kinvara Amateur Theatricals – 1870

Nation 8th January, 1870 p9 KINVARA AMATEUR THEATRICALS—THE POLITICAL PRISONERS. (from a correspondent) On Monday evening the gentleman of the above amateur company gave a dramatic entertainment at the courthouse, Kinvara, for the benefit of the wives and families of the political prisoners, which brought together a large and respectable audience to witness tho production … Continue reading

The Burren and Beyond – 2015

Grey and bleak, by shore and creek, the rugged rocks abound, But sweet and green the grass between, as grows on Irish ground (excerpt from Galway Bay by Francis A. Fahy, (1854 – 1935) poet and songwriter born in Kinvara, Co. Galway )    

Mr Thomas Fahy

NEW ZEALAND TABLET VOL XXII IS 6 – 7th June, 1895 p21 Mr Thomas Fahy, one of the oldest, best known, and most esteemed of the Irish residents at Clapham, London, died at 33 Leppoc road, the residence of his son, Mr F. A. Fahy (the popular Irish poet and humourist), on Ash Wednesday. Mr … Continue reading

An Dreoilín – 1895

New Zealand Tablet 12th July, 1895 P11 (abridged) Francis A. Fahy is a writer who seems to have struck the popular vein in his productions. Like Mr Graves, he has written a number of songs to familiar airs, and as they are all of the “catching order,” they sink deep in the fancy of the … Continue reading

Kinvara 1902

EVENING STAR 3RD MAY 1902  KINVARA From E.P. STANTON  Donahoe’s Magazine (abridged) Kinvara was, and probably is yet, an Irish-speaking district, for, although the national school has been an institution there ever since the planting of that intellectual exotic in Irish soil, the old ways and the old ideals have, nevertheless, held their own.  The … Continue reading

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