Galway

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Ballinderreen 1913

Collected by Kitty Moran, Ballinderreen N.S from Mrs Thomas Moran BACKGROUND On Mr De Valeras first visit to Galway in the year 1913 the Sinn Féiners engaged all the sidecars in the parishes to go to the meeting. The meeting was held on New Year Day and the Sinn Féiners painted Pat Smyth’s horse because … Continue reading

Galway – 1874

Galway – 1846

Indiana State Sentinel 19th march, 1846 The government has again learned the necessity to increase the military force in Galway. A troop of the 13th Light Dragoons from Gort, arrived here on Tuesday, under the command of Captain Hamilton, for the purpose of repressing any outbreak among the people which may arise owing to the … Continue reading

An average harvest – 1835

The Sydney Gazette 7th May, 1835 p.4 (abridged) The harvest promises to be an average one, and all the misgivings that were felt during the course of the summer, as to the prospects of the potato crop, have, we are much gratified in stating, altogether given way. That crop will, perhaps, be more abundant this … Continue reading

The Ranger – Galway – 1914

Tuam Herald 7th February, 1914 p.4 (abridged) The soldiers in Galway have a journal to themselves. “The Ranger” has just been published and contains a large quantity of matter which must prove of great interest to the members of the famous Connaught Rangers.  The Editor states that for a long time a consensus of opinion … Continue reading

Frongoch – 1916

The Connacht Tribune, 1st July, 1916 (abridged) The censor of Frongoch internment camp informs us that Tuesdays and Thursdays are visiting days from 2 to 3 p.m. Prisoners can receive only one visit a month, and applications for permits must be made in writing to the Commandant, allowing sufficient time for reply by post. No … Continue reading

The Bridge of Sighs – Galway – 1828

Freeman’s Journal, 10th September, 1828 p.2 (abridged) The boats of Lough Corrib, not too well constructed in the first instance, are greatly injured by the yearly practice of dragging them through the town from the lake to the bog at the time of the herring fishery. This extraordinary and most dangerous exertion of these poor … Continue reading

Kilbeacanty – 1912

Connacht Tribune 17th August, 1912 p.2 A meeting was held on Sunday, Mr. M. Tannian presiding. Present: Messrs J.J. Daly Thos. Higgins F. Kilcooly P. Casey J. Harte P. Callanan J. Doyle P. Lambert. The following were appointed to attend the Home Rule meeting in Galway; Messrs P. Lambert; P. Casey; P. Callinan; J. Daly. … Continue reading

Dublin – Galway – Oranmore – 1927

Connacht Tribune 21st May, 1927 p.14 Three Bristol fighter aeroplanes left Dublin at 5.20 p.m. yesterday and flew to Galway, landing at Oranmore aerodrome exactly one hour and ten minutes after their start, having, in addition, encircled Galway Bay and the City. They were in charge of Col. Fitzmaurice and carried a staff photographer. A … Continue reading

Galway to Halifax – 1853

Nenagh Guardian 6th July, 1853 p4 Arrangements are far advanced towards completion for laying down a submarine telegraph between the United Kingdom and America. It is intended to connect the two countries, or rather, the Old and New Worlds by means of Galway and Halifax, those being the two nearest points of communication. The distance … Continue reading

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