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Oranmore – 1830

The Hobart Town Courier 18th September 1830 p.3 (abridged)

Ardfry House, Oranmore Blake residence. Photo:
Ardfry House, Oranmore
Blake residence.

Two Hundred Pounds Reward
Thomas Smith, a child aged ten years, was sent to the school of the Rev. Humphry Price, near Lichfield in May 1811. In September 1812 he was conveyed from thence, and, it is believed sent on board an Indian vessel. Letters sent home state that he had died of water on the brain; but his sister accidentally met with a letter that has convinced her an interested person is going between her and her brother.
Thomas Smith was under the guardianship of a gentleman of rank and fortune in Ireland, whose brother in law at present possesses the property of the said Thomas Smith, and who became entitled to it by his reported death.
Description of Thomas Smith on quitting this kingdom is as follows; Fair hair, fair complexion, freckled, light eyes, a small round mark on one write, a small cut over one eye.
Letters addressed to his sister J.B. or to T.B. Esq., Oranmore, County of Galway, Ireland will be carefully attended to.

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Frongoch – 1916

The Connacht Tribune, 1st July, 1916 (abridged)

Frongoch postcard

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 admission is granted except on production of the permit. The following have been removed from Stafford to Frongoch;
James Fahy, Doughiska, Galway
Thomas Newell, Castlegar
John Murphy, Athenry
Michael Burke, Doughiska
William Cody, Claregalway
Thomas Silke, Castlegar
Michael Glynn, Lydican
Mr. Joseph O’Flaherty, Loughrea
William Harte, Oranmore
Richard Wilson, Loughrea
Dominic Corbett, Craughwell
Jeremiah Galvin, Slieverue
Christopher Caulfield, Athenry
Martin Walsh, Athenry
Peter McKeown, Athenry
Patrick Kennedy, Athenry
Joseph Cleary, Athenry
Pat Keane, Athenry
Ml Commons, Athenry
Ml Cunniff, Galway
Ml Costello, Galway
Martin Costello, Galway
Pat Costello, Galway
Martin McEvoy, Galway
John Cullinane, Galway
William Higgins, Galway
Michael J. Dunleavy, Galway
Richard Wilson, Galway.

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Dublin – Galway – Oranmore – 1927

Connacht Tribune 21st May, 1927 p.14

Bristol F.2B D-8096 (The Shuttleworth Trust) Kogo;Wikimedia Commons

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 detachment of men from Renmore guarded the ‘planes last night.

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Tuam Herald 1st January, 1848 p.2

Foy's hill Fever Hospital Kinvara, Photo: Norma Scheibe
Foy’s hill Fever Hospital
Photo: Norma Scheibe

It is today our melancholy duty to record the deaths of four of our medical friends, who, within a few days, have been sacrificed to fever, with which they were afflicted during the discharge of their professional duties:-
On the 23rd inst. Doctor George Seymour, Surgeon to the Kilconnell Dispensary;
On the 24th inst. Doctor Charles Donnellan, of Winterfield, Medical Attendant to the Annadown Dispensary;
On the 25th inst. Francis Bodkin Esq., for many years Apothecary to the Clifden Poor House;
On the 26th inst. Doctor Edward Lambert, of Oranmore, a gentleman much beloved, leaving a widow, with a young and interesting family, to deplore his loss.

Independent of the above, we are sorry to add that serious apprehensions are entertained for the recovery of Dr. Mulville of Gort, and Dr. Hynes, of Kinvarra.
Galway Vindicator

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The Progress of Temperance – Ballinderreen – 1840

Australasian Chronicle 17th November, 1840

"Theobald Mathew" by Thomas Kelly (fl. 1871-1874)  United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs  Wikimedia Commons
“Theobald Mathew” by Thomas Kelly (fl. 1871-1874) United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs
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The Very Rev. Fr. Mathew, being on a visit at Kilcornan, the hospirable mansion of N. Redington, Esq., M P., administered the total abstinence pledge on the 21st and 22nd ult., to upwards of eight hundred postulants.
Many from the neighbouring parishes of Oranmore, Ballinacourty, Ballinderreen, &c., who lost the opportunity of approaching him while in Galway and Loughrea, took advantage of his propitious visit to Kilcornan. The people of this locality have been extremely fortunate.

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N.U.I.G – 1845

N.U.I. Galway
N.U.I. Galway

The Spectator 24th May, 1845 P9

The Roman Catholic Bishops met in Dublin on Wednesday, and took into consideration the Government bill for academical education.

It is understood that they object to the bill, because it does not place the religion and conduct of the pupils under the control of their religions instructors.  The final decision, as well as the meeting, was adjourned till Friday.

A public meeting for the town and county of Galway was held last week, to petition the Queen in favour of placing in that town (rather than in Cork) the intended Western College for the province of Connaught. The measure was generally approved by those present, both lay and clerical; but some guarantee for the moral and religious charge of the teachers was desiderated. The petition, however, was adopted by a large majority. Belfast and Derry are also con- tending, for the Northern College.

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News in brief – 1912

Northern Star = 11th May 1912 p9
Boycotting and Police (abridged)
There has been no cattle driving in the county since July 1911 but in other reports generally the county in the direction of Athenry, Craughwell, Oranmore, Gort and Kinvara, and bordering on the County Clare, was in a deplorable state. In the great majority of cases no one was to be made amenable notwithstanding all the efforts of the police, and it would seem as if the Executive was completely paralysed in these districts.
In one of the attempted murder cases a labourer working for the Estates Commissioners was fired at and wounded at Woodberry; in another case three shots were fired from behind a wall and a man was hit; in a third a shot was fired through the window of a cottage and the greater part of the charge entered the jaw of an unfortunate man who was sitting inside; in a further a sergeant and a constable were fired at from a wood and the sergeant was wounded; and in a fifth, which occurred near Oranmore, four shots were fired at six men who were passing along the road in a car, and all but one of them were wounded.