A Year of Liberty: Or, Salmon Angling in Ireland, from February 1 to November 1

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H. Cox, 1867 - Salmon-fishing - 300 pages
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Page 94 - The weight of salmon produced by the Spey is equal to the weight of mutton annually yielded to the butcher by each of several of the smaller counties.
Page 186 - Hat tract, not equal in fertility to any of the other portions. The whole district west of Lochs Corrib and Mask is known by the general name of Connamara, and has latterly attracted much attention by its capabilities of improvement, as well as by the uncommon wildness and beauty of its scenery. The bay of Galway bounds it on the south, the Atlantic on the west, and a deep inlet of the sea, called the Killery harbour, separates it on the north from the mountainous district of Murrick, in Mayo. From...
Page 178 - Twister, in AD 1333. [BELFAST.] About this time Mayo was a county, as appears by a roll of the 49th Edward III., preserved in the chancery of Ireland. It fell away however from all subjection to the English law immediately after the murder of the earl ; for some of the younger branches of the Burke family, seeing that the entire province of Connaught would be inherited by his infant daughter (who afterwards married Lionel, duke of Clarence, and so gave the crown its title to the inheritance in the...
Page 188 - Prior to 1813, the only roads west of Galway were a narrow coast-road to Costello bay and a central road by Oughterard to Ballinahinch. These were led over rocks and bogs in so unskilful a manner as to be scarcely passable for any sort of carriage, and the only other means of communication through the district were narrow bridle-roads scarcely passable for horsemen in summer, and quite impracticable in winter. On the coast, in particular, there was nothing beyond the Costello better than a footpath....
Page 13 - Blackwater, and up to the year 1822 contained no road passable for horsemen in wet weather. The entire district must have remained neglected by the hand of civilisation from the period at which its ancient proprietors, the later earls of Desmond, had been dispossessed of it in the reign of Elizabeth.
Page 230 - ... towns of Westport and Newport, the former situated on a small stream running into the south-eastern angle of the bay, and the latter on the river which discharges the waters of Loch Beltra into its north-eastern angle. Westport is a well built and handsome town ; two of the principal streets run parallel to the river, the borders of which are laid out as a public walk, with rows of trees. Westport House, the residence of the marquis of Sligo, by much the finest mansion in the county, stands in...
Page 230 - ... streets run parallel to the river, the borders of which are laid out as a public walk, with rows of trees. Westport House, the residence of the marquis of Sligo, by much the finest mansion in the county, stands in the immediate vicinity of the town, between it and the sea. From Westport to Newport the head of Clew Bay is studded over with green pasturable islands, varying in size from a few acres to half a mile in length, and in number amounting to 170. The shore along the head of the bay is...
Page 178 - Fitz-Adelm de Burgho about the year 1180. It would appear that the new possessor had very soon made a permanent settlement, as in the 24th year of the reign of King Henry III., the then king of Connaught made a journey to England to complain of the invasion of his territory by the family of the Burkes. The lord-justice of Ireland was on that occasion commanded to ' root out that unjust plantation, which Hubert, earl of.
Page 100 - If you do, I will scratch you out of the pedigree!" " Huzza, then, for Australasia ! " " Well, well, well," said my uncle, " With a smile on his lip, and a tear in his eye...

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