Galway Bay

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A curious thing – 1896

Chronicle 3rd October, 1896 During Lord Mulgrave’s, or a preceding Lord Lieutenant’s rule in Ireland, there was a curious thing never traced to its source and never explained. In the east of Kildare, at Kill, a strange woman gave a piece of kindled peat to a man, with the injunction to pass it along to … Continue reading

Galway to Kinvara 1924

Freemans Journal 19th January, 1924 p8 Lieut Commander O’Donnell, of the Free State Coastal Patrol, a native of the Aran Islands, has initiated a scheme of coastal traffic in Galway Bay and proposes to run a direct service from Galway to Kinvara with the motor boat, St. Nicholas, and later to trade along the Northern … Continue reading

Leaving Ireland – 1907

The Catholic Press 13th June, 1907 p6 Father Fitzgerald OFM (abridged) At the very period of the year when travellers from other lands are trooping to the beauty spots, of Ireland, her own sons and daughters are bidding farewell for ever to her shores. The column of the morning papers devoted to fashionable intelligence relates … Continue reading

Seizure of Steam Trawlers – Galway Bay – 1896

New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXIV, Issue 4, 22 May 1896, Page 4 Special court was held in Galway for the purpose of trying the charges of illegal fishing preferred against the masters of two steam trawlers seized by a gunboat in Galway Bayfor illegal fishing etc. The presiding magistrates were Messrs J O. Gardiner, P. … Continue reading

Martello towers – deconstructed – 1863

QUEENSLAND TIMES 28TH NOVEMBER, 1863 abridged Owing to the great revolution which has taken place in war material, both for naval and military purposes, it has been decided to reconstruct (sic.) a great many of the martello towers around the Irish coast, it having been found from experiments with the Armstrong guns against similarly constructed … Continue reading

Sea monster in Galway Bay – 1935

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ SUNDAY TIMES (PERTH) 23RD JUNE, 1935 SEA MONSTER SHOT – MYSTERY CREATURE WITH TWO TAILS A strange marine creature, twin brother of the Loch Ness monster – 48 feet long, 26 feet in circumference and weighing about four tons, has been shot by a lighthouse keeper in Galway Bay, Ireland. The sea monster had … Continue reading

And far away…1910

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE WEST AUSTRALIAN 25TH JUNE, 1910 EXCERPT FROM ‘THE LAND OF THE WESTERN GLEAM’ BY E. LONGWORTH DAMES (VI – Galway of the Tribes) …And far away, far out across Galway Bay, there is a faint vision of the mysterious Aran Islands, some of the fairy isles of the west, the last retreat, it … Continue reading

Burren memories – 1890

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE ADELAIDE ADVERTISER 18TH MARCH, 1890 ST. PATRICK’S DAY – CELTIC DEMONSTRATION Excerpt from Mr Patrick MacMahon Glynn M.P (President Irish National Federation) address; …”Some of you may have, like myself, been born in the West. There by a road which winds along the side of the Burren Mountains is a spring of clear … Continue reading

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