Journals & Articles

Journals & Articles

The Galway to Clifden Railway

The Galway to Clifden Railway

The Galway to Clifden railway was in operation for forty years from 1895 to 1935, it was a single line of standard gauge, 5 feet 3 inches, with a total length of 48 miles 550 feet. The line ran through central Connemara and had seven stations, Moycullen, Ross, Oughterard, Maam […]

December 13, 2010 × 7 comments

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San Patricios: The Chiefains & Ry Cooder

San Patricios: The Chiefains & Ry Cooder

What makes a saga, formal history? How does lore become fact? When bits and pieces — recollections, traditions, memories — find themselves laid down on the page, or passed down in oral yarns or song. Those are the chronicles that ensure longevity, a place in collective consciousness, a position within […]

December 4, 2010 × 2 comments

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The Irish Heroes of Mexico

The Irish Heroes of Mexico

Batallón de San Patricio: the Irish Heroes of Mexico Paper appears courtesy of Martín Paredes – http://www.martinparedes.com/  Introduction On September 12, 1997, Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo held a ceremony in Mexico City in honor of the 150th anniversary of the San Patricio Battalion. Representing Ireland, Ambassador Sean O’Huighinn was also […]

December 4, 2010 × 2 comments

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Clifden’s Deep Past

Clifden’s Deep Past

Image courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.  By Michael Gibbons The area of Clifden has been settled for at least 7,000 years, and possibly as far back as 10,000 years. This Age, known as the Mesolithic or middle Stone Age, was dominated by a hunter/gatherer lifestyle based on fishing, […]

December 4, 2010 × 0 comments