Gort

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Senchan, Guaire and the mice of Gort -1853

J. H. Todd and Eugene Curry Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836 – 1869), Vol.5 (1850-1853), pp. 355-366; (abridged excerpt from On Rhyming Rats to Death ) On the death of Dallan Forgaill, the chief ollave, or poet of Erinn, about A.D. 600, Senchan Torpest, a distinguished poet of Connacht, was selected to pronounce … Continue reading

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

Gort – 1913

Connacht Tribune 4th January, 1913 p.4 The old police station, George’s street, Gort, was broken up on Monday, all the police changing into the military barracks. The latter place has undergone a complete restoration within the last few months, and is in future to be occupied by all the police stationed in the district, married … Continue reading

Gort – 1913

Connacht Tribune, 4th January, 1913  p.4 (abridged) On Friday last week upwards of eighty tenants of the Gough estate held a meeting at Mr. Lally’s hotel, the Square, Gort. Dr. Comyn, solr.,  addressing the tenants said; Our purpose in assembling here today is to arrive at some conclusion by which we may be enabled to … Continue reading

Kinvara, Gort and south Galway – 1922

Freeman’s Journal 27th July, 1922 p.5 (abridged) The National Forces operating from Galway under Commandant-General Austin Brennan have now begun to clear the country of Irregulars in real earnest, writes our Galway correspondent. As a result of an operation just under the valley of Tullira Castle, on the Kinvara road at Coolfin, sixteen prisoners were … Continue reading

A trip through Clare – 1869

Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1836-1869), Vol. 10 (1866 – 1869), pp. 440-443 M. Brogan – 8th February, 1869 (abridged) When travelling through the country on official duty, I frequently meet with antiquarian remains, some of which may not have as yet been brought under the notice of the Academy. Being recently employed on … Continue reading

Gort silver mines – 1850

Irish Examiner 1st April, 1850 p.4 (abridged) As we spare no pains to collect the fullest and most authentic information connected with the social progress of the country and the development of her industrial resources, we are now enabled to lay before our readers a detailed account of the Gort Silver Mines – collected by … Continue reading

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The playoff – 1919

Connacht Tribune 30th August, 1919 p.8 The Co. Clare Board G.A.A., were obliged to play off a tie between Tubber and Killinana on the Galway side on Sunday. Rumour had it that the hurling was to be prohibited, and for that reason an invitation to Gort to meet a selection from Clare was readily accepted, … Continue reading

Kinvara Convent – 1876

Freemans Journal 10th April, 1876 p.8 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS This Sisters of Mercy at Gort will receive tenders on or before 29th April, for the Erection of Convent, Chapel, and School Buildings at Kinvarra, county Galway, in accordance with plans and specifications prepared by M.A. Hennessy, Esq. Architect, M. Inst., C.E.I., A.R.I.A.I. Copies of plans … Continue reading

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