Kinvara

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Lore of olden days – 1937/38

Collected by Kathleen Fallon,Clochar na Trocaire, Kinvara from Patrick Fallon, Carpenter, aged 57 There is not a district in Ireland that has not certain days and dates for different things. On Friday people who wash clothes are supposed to be unlucky for the rest of the day. Friday is cross day round the district of … Continue reading

The Long Black Hand

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0036, Page 0210 National Folklore Collection, UCD. From Ardrahan, Co. Galway Teacher: Tomas S. O Meadhra Collector: Cahal Kelly from Michael Kelly, Ardrahan. There was a certain old witch in Kinvara and she lived under a big tree with five branches out of it. Every night at ten o’clock she used … Continue reading

The Headless Coach – Kinvara

The Headless Coach The Headless Coach is a sort of a topic of a story that is talked of in the country inns. But it is not entirely a fairy tale. When a person sees the Headless Coach they are supposed to die soon afterwards. I went up for a holiday in Kinvara, and I … Continue reading

Kinvara – 1889

The Irish Standard, April, 13, 1889 p7. On Friday the 15th ult., a large force of police, accompanied by Redington’s representative, Malone, and a brace of emergencyment, with a battering ram, invaded the town of Kinvara, for the purpose of carrying out evictions on the property of Major John Wilson Lynch, chairman of the Galway … Continue reading

Land Law Bill – Ireland – 1895

LAND LAW (IRELAND) BILL. https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1895/apr/02/land-law-ireland-bill HC Deb 02 April 1895 vol 32 cc735-817 735 THE CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND (Mr. J. MORLEY, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)(abridged) The late Sir William Gregory. In his autobiography I find this passage. He is speaking of the sale of some portions of his ancestral estates in the county of Galway:— I may … Continue reading

St Caimin/Coman -1931

Tuam Herald January 17th, 1931 p4. St. Caimin of Inis-Cealtra, was half brother to King Guaire, and he is also called Coman of the Third Order of the Saints. Dr. Lanigan things the two identical and, if so, Coman was the founder of the Church of Kinvara. He was a great scholar, versed in Hebrew … Continue reading

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

Church of Ireland, Kinvara – 1939

Tom May, Churches of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora, Galway 2000 In 1939 Bishop Browne purchased a Church of Ireland building in Kinvara for 25 pounds and transferred it to Noughaval, roofing the new structure with timbers from Galway gaol!

Kinvara and Ardrahan- 1949

Connacht Tribune 10th December, 1949 p7 (abridged) South Galway, which has already succeeded in having most of its parishes entirely or almost entirely electrified, is now moving steadily towards the completion of the scheme. Kinvara Guild, Muintir na Tire, has already completed the preliminary spade work necessary for the launching of the scheme. The area … Continue reading

St. Coman’s, Kinvara – 1866

The Irish Times 8th December, 1866 (abridged) The Privy Council met yesterday in the Council Chamber at 3.30. Present: Excellency the Lord Lieutenant,  the Lord Chancellor,  the Recorder,  Right Hon. J.Napier,  Mr. Justice O’Hagan, the Chief Secretary, Mr. Justice George, and the Lord Bishop of Meath. The Attorney-General and Solicitor-General attended. In re the Churchyard … Continue reading

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