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Pirates on the Shannon

On last night, near Tervoe, a sail-boat, on its way up the river, from Labbysheedy, was attacked by twelve armed men, who approached in two cots from the Tervoe side of the river. 181 more words

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Trolley canal boats

Fascinating page here; h/t TC/R&CHS. IIRC someone wrote to the Editor of the Irish Times in about 1906 suggesting an electric system for the canals in Dublin, but I cannot find the reference at the moment.

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Shifting the deckchairs on the Titanic

Fianna Fáil, an Irish political party, has published what it describes as a “new Bill to help tackle River Shannon flooding“.

In fact, of course, the bill, if enacted, would do nothing of the sort, as the party itself admits. 590 more words

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Scalded Pigs, 33s to 34s per cwt; Singed 35s to 36s; Pigs Heads, scalded, 25s; Singed, 26s; Offal, 20s; Pigs Feet, 12s to 00s per cwt. 11 more words

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Gunboats at Banagher

The gun boats — extraordinary affair

From our own correspondent, Dublin, Dec 11

You may remember a statement I sent last week, respecting the arrival of the…

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