Lisdoonvarna

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A Fortnight in Lisdoonvarna – 1887

Supplement to the Cork Examiner 8th October, 1887 This beautiful and favourite health resort, which deserves to be better known than it really is, has, since the opening of the West Clare Railway, become much more easy of access, as the station at Ennistymon is only seven miles from the Spa. In the old days … Continue reading

The Reverend Peter Flannery

The Reverend Peter Flannery (abridged) by Frank Mathew (1865 – 1924) My friend the Reverend Peter Flannery is the sternest-looking and the gentlest of men. To look at him you would fancy he had spent a fierce life; but the truth is that he has lived in a wilderness and that in his broad parish … Continue reading

An Interesting Discovery – 1864

Irish Examiner 19th July, 1864 p.4 To the editor of the Nation Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, 13th July, 1864 Dear Sir, Within the last ten days, in the vicinity of this far-famed watering-place, near the ancient town of Kilfenora, a statue of the Virgin and Child was discovered by a poor man who had been employed … Continue reading

Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare – 1900’s

A fair point – 1907

Nenagh News 17th August, 1907 p3 (abridged) About one hundred thousand pounds of the estimated two and a half millions annual over-taxation of Ireland would build a small link of railway between Ardrahan and Ennistymon by Kinvara, New Quay, Ballyvaughan and Lisdoonvarna and throw open to the public the enjoyment of the open sea and … Continue reading

The escape of J.B. Dillon – via Kinvara – 1848

The Armagh Guardian 11th December, 1848  CMSIED 9311447 (abridged) A correspondent sends the following particulars relative to the escape of Mr. J. B. Dillon from the western shores of Clare. – “It will be in the recollection of your readers, that when six of the most prominent leaders in the late insurrection held a ‘council … Continue reading

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