#OTD in 1902 – Eight fishermen from the Claddagh fishing village lost their lives while sailing on Galway Bay, near the village of Killcolgan, Co Galway.

Eight fishermen from the Claddagh area lost their lives while sailing on Galway Bay, near Kilcolgan. These men (Patrick Folan, Patrick Burns, Patrick McDonagh, John Barrett, Michael Burke, Michael Dwyer and Stephen Hynes) when journeying home from a wedding across the bay tragically lost their lives when a squall capsized their boat within sight of […]

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#OTD in 1902 – Eight fishermen from the Claddagh fishing village lost their lives while sailing on Galway Bay, near the village of Killcolgan, Co Galway.

Eight fishermen from the Claddagh area lost their lives while sailing on Galway Bay, near Kilcolgan. These men (Patrick Folan, Patrick Burns, Patrick McDonagh, John Barrett, Michael Burke, Michael Dwyer and Stephen Hynes) when journeying home from a wedding across the bay tragically lost their lives when a squall capsized their boat within sight of […]

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1902 – Eight fishermen from the Claddagh area lost their lives while sailing on Galway Bay, near the village of Killcolgan, Co Galway.

Eight fishermen from the Claddagh area lost their lives while sailing on Galway Bay, near Kilcolgan. These men (Patrick Folan, Patrick Burns, Patrick McDonagh, John Barrett, Michael Burke, Michael Dwyer and Stephen Hynes) when journeying home from a wedding across the bay tragically lost their lives when a squall capsized their boat within sight of […]

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Today in Irish History – 7th May:

1689 – James II arrives from exile in France and addresses the Irish Parliament. Thanking them for support, applauding their courage and vowing to “venture my life…in defence of your liberties”. Thus begins the events leading up to the Battle of the Boyne. 1689 – James II’s predominantly Catholic Irish parliament which is in session […]

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