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Finding a bungalow in Galway city is difficult, finding a bungalow in turnkey condition in one of Galway's most sought after areas is rarer still. The queue outside No 6 St Dominick's Road, The Claddagh, on Saturday gave some indication of the interest Colleran auctioneers has in this stunning bungalow.
On March 8, 1848, work was started on the Eglinton Canal. The Harbour Commissioners had been anxious to develop the New Dock. There were about 300 boats in the Claddagh and the amount of seaweed landed for manure in the spring of 1845 was 5,000 boat loads, averaging three tons each. The seaweed factory had been moved up to ‘The Iodine’, so the work on the canal was vital. It would allow boats to go from the Claddagh Basin up to the lake, boats from Cong and Maam to get to the sea, and improve the mill-power on the Galway River.
The oldest known Claddagh Ring, dating from the 1700s and created by Richard Joyce, a member of the Joyce family - one of the Twelve Tribes of Galway - is coming home to the city.
John Quinn is currently offering No 9 St Dominick’s Road, The Claddagh, a terraced three bed bungalow which has double glazed windows, off street parking to the front, private garden to the rear, excellent sitting room, kitchen fully fitted, and bathroom with shower, wc, and whb.
An exhibition of paintings, sketches and photographs of the Claddagh and the Fishmarket at the Spanish Arch opens at the Galway City Museum today (Thursday).
This photograph of ‘The Green Grass’, also known as ‘The Big Grass’, in The Claddagh was taken on July 29, 1914. It was taken from roughly where the Claddagh Hall is today. There was a wide expanse of grass off to the left towards where South Park is today. In the early days parts of it were tidal, the tide would come in here in the form of a series of streams. In Peadar O’Dowd’s wonderful book Down By The Claddagh, there is an image of this area with a very large stream in the foreground. These streams were gradually filled in, thus creating the kind of surface we see in the photograph. There were occasional sandy patches visible on the grass.
In 1812, there were 468 cabins or houses, all thatched, in The Claddagh. These were occupied by 50 families, totalling 1,050 males and 1,286 females. That was a lot of people and houses in a relatively small geographical area and could be described as a “clachan”, a large irregular group of houses clustered closely together. All of these houses were single storey buildings, only the two-storeyed Aran View House and the early 19th century coastguard houses were higher.
A queue outside 6 St Dominick's Road, the Claddagh on Saturday gave some indication of the interest Colleran Auctioneers have in this beautiful bungalow. Described by many as a real gem, this three bedroom, end of terrace bungalow was totally reconstructed and extended only 12 years ago to a very high standard, which is immediately obvious on viewing.
“The only occupation is fishing; they never trouble themselves with tillage; a milch cow and a potatoe garden are rare among them ------, then on shore they are principally employed in attending to, and repairing their boats, sails, rigging, cordage etc .., and in making, drying or repairing their nets and spillets, in which latter employment they are generally assisted by the women who spin hemp and yarn for the nets ....
On Christmas Day, at 2.30p.m. a traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, the Claddagh, Galway.