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Shane Mitchell[edit]

Who is Shane Mitchell and what is he doing? Reads like some hoax if you look at other things this IP# address contributed: and further comments on the talk page: User_talk: -- Fin 21:55, 1 Oct 2004 (UTC)

kinvara vs kinvarra[edit]

It is generally accepted that the proper name for the village is kinvara and not kinvarra, AFAIK the only place where the name appears spelled with two r's is on the road sign visible on the road from galway. Everyone in the village spells it kinvara. Cavetroll 18:53, 22 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Use of Irish or Anglicised forms[edit]

There is an edit war under way: can the protagonists please use this talk page to debate and aim for consensus - the repeated reverts are getting nowhere. --Red King 29 June 2005 17:57 (UTC)

  • My tuppence worth: Kinvara is not in the Gaeltacht, so both forms are equally valid. However, this is en.wikipedia and so the anglicised forms are to be preferred in that context. Adding the Irish version is useful if it explains how the Anglicised versiion came to be, but not otherwise. So Cinn Mhara is useful, Loch Lurgain is not. Conversely, in ga.wikipedia, the Irish forms should have precedence and the anglicised forms mentioned incidentally, if at all. --Red King 29 June 2005 17:57 (UTC)
Actually, we've kind of gotten to a consensus. Read Mac Duach's talk page. This is already Wikipedia policy. I wouldn't call it an edit war. We're encouraging him to contribute interesting articles here and on ga: wikipedia rather than change everything into Irish names on established articles. astiquetalk 29 June 2005 18:07 (UTC)

Cuckoo Fleadh celebrates the old Irish festival of Bealtaine?[edit]

Far be it from me to question those with a greater knowledge but being in Kinvara at the time of the first cuckoo fleadh i seem to remember the timing was to do with the introduction of the new European "labour day" bank holiday and nothing to do with the timing of any ancient festival. Had labour day been on the 1st of June so the festival would be too. I think this comment is inaccurate and an attempt to spin the history backwards on what really is nothing more than a happy coincidence.Njg (talk) 23:35, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

It would be great to get a citation for who founded this. Does the Tribune have a searchable database of past articles? --Red King (talk) 21:10, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Good article[edit]

This article could be classed as a WP:Good article if the requested citations were provided. These must be available from a good local history book. If these are not provided, the whole History section risks being deleted. --Red King (talk) 14:03, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Lewis's Topographical dictionary[edit]

The article claims that Dún Guaire was built by Éamonn Ó hEidhin and not by Ruaidhrí Mór Dearg Ó Seachnasaigh as given by Lewis's Topographical dictionary. So we have a good citation for Ruaidhrí Mór Dearg Ó Seachnasaigh and no citation for Éamonn Ó hEidhin. If this is to stand, it needs a very good citation. Otherwise the existing text will have to be deleted in favour of Lewis's version. --Red King (talk) 14:03, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

and 'common knowlege' is not good enough. Find a reliable source and cite it. --Red King (talk) 20:14, 17 November 2009 (UTC)


Wikipedia depends critically on citations to demonstrate verifiability. "Common knowledge", "Everybody knows" is not good enough. All the material in the History section of this article can surely be supported by citations from a good local history book. All we need is the name of the book, its ISBN, and the relevant page. If you don't know how to format it nicely, don't worry, just put it in and someone will come along and prettify it. After each sentence for which have a citaton you just begin with <ref> then your reference, then a </ref> to finish, then start the next sentence of the body text. That will make your citations pop up automatically in the References section.

I can see that the person who has been editing this article does so from a terminal at NUIG. Well there is not much excuse then, all the books you need are in the college library. --Red King (talk) 21:08, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

An anon editor deletes all the citation requests but does at least add one point that should be citable. What is this archaeological survey? Why can't it be given as a citation? --Red King (talk) 12:15, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

New section on Seamount College?[edit]

Would it be a good idea to have a section on Seamount College? I do not have the necessary knowledge to do it myself. MarkHarper1 (talk) 00:02, 16 June 2017 (UTC)