Ireland

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Ireland – 1644

THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1840 The Irish in 1644 as described by a Frenchman of that period (from the Irish Penny Journal) translated by Crofton Croker. the French traveller was M. De la Boulfaye Le Gouz “Ireland, or Hibernia, has always been called the Island of Saints, owing to the number of great … Continue reading

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh

Ghost Castle – 1862

Belfast Newsletter 8th September, 1862 p.4 An islander of the British Isles, and possibly a Highlander, purchased some time ago in the Landed Estates Court, a property in a maritime Irish County, upon which stood what might be described in the words of one of your illustrious bards; “An old, old monastery once, and now … Continue reading

The tide of emigration – 1897

New Zealand Tablet 6th August, 1897 (abridged) The correspondent of an Irish-American exchange writing from New York says: From Ireland the tide of emigration has again set toward our shores. At Ellis Island the other day there passed through the Gate of Freedom, as the exit of the little picketed lane is called, 723 Irish … Continue reading

A shrinking land – 1903

Southland Times, Issue 19179 17th October, 1903 p8 Ireland is smaller than it was, only to an inappreciable extent, it is true, and apart from any action of the waves or weather which may have a tendency to affect its size by natural means. The truth is that some Ireland has been shipped to America … Continue reading

Tug of war – 1892

New Zealand Tablet Vol XX Issue 22, 18th March 1892 p27 THE IRISH WIN IN ADELAIDE. (Sydney Freeman’s Journal.) The Irish team, under Captain M. Ryan, have in the International Tug-of-War at Adelaide, South Australia, followed the example of their countrymen in Melbourne. In Melbourne Captain Flannagan carried the boys through without defeat, and secured … 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

Sell or return – 1766

April 24, 1766 The Pennsylvania Gazette Lancaster, April 15, 1766. (abridged) WAS committed to my Custody, on suspicion of being a runaway servant, a Girl, who calls herself Isabel Beard. She was born in Ireland, and came in the Snow Pitt above two Years ago.  She is about 4 Feet 8 Inches high, had on … Continue reading

Collecting the Rates – Kinvarra, Doorus – 1848

The British Colonist 12th December, 1848 p2   ENFORCEMENT OF THE POOR RATES The Limerick Chronicle of yesterday contains the following extract of a letter from Kinvarra. “On Tuesday morning, at eight o’clock a large military force, about 300 strong, of cavalry and infantry, including 4th Light Dragoons, 69th and 89th detachments, under Colonel Sir … Continue reading

Go to Ireland – 1849

The Sydney Morning Herald 25th October, 1849 page 3 GO TO IRELAND. (From the Times, June 15. – abridged) A SEASON comes in every year when English- men are converted into a nation of tourists. The high-pressure Parliamentary, professional, and commercial occupation is taken off, and the enjoyment of the holiday-making is in proportion to … Continue reading

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