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Hunting rabbits was a favourite pasttime of boys and dogs on Omey, that sand-duned, tidal island, that ploughs into the sea at Claddaghduff, near Cleggan. It is possible to say that the over-used cliche ‘magical’ can apply to Omey.* It can hardly be seen from the mainland. But if the tide is out, a series of arrowed posts guide the driver across the strand to the only road on the island. And that too runs out.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of all was that one day, while Tom Kilroy was in Leaving Cert, an Adonis walked through St Kieran’s College. He inquired, in a very magisterial manner, where was one to find the headmaster.
Mayor Niall McNelis and Bishop of Galway Brendan Kelly helped Galway Lions Club launch its annual Radio Auction at the Galway Bay FM Studios this week.
Community organisation members, volunteers and supporters of St. Vincent de Paul attended the official opening of Vincent’s Living in Ballina on Friday night last.
The presentation of a representation of the wooden travel box in which circa 137 Mayo workhouse orphan girls’ carried their possessions to Australia in 1848-50, and the unveiling of a quilt bearing their names, will feature as part of four days of The Great Famine Remembrance, which take place in Ballina from Tuesday October 16 to Friday October 19.
Monivea native Monsignor James J. Loughnane Protonotary Apostolic, Vicar Forane & pastor of St. Denis in Diamond Bar, passed away at the age of 81 at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton on Monday evening the 17th of September following complications post emergency surgery.
Mullery Auctioneers is currently offering for sale a modern and exceptionally well-presented two bedroom apartment situated in Lisdonagh, just off Bishop O’Donnell Road.
Mullery auctioneers is currently offering for sale a modern and exceptionally well-presented two bedroom apartment situated in Lisdonagh, just off Bishop O’Donnell Road.
Coláiste Éinde was founded very shortly after the State itself was founded. The aim was to educate boys through the medium of Irish so that they would go on to St Patrick’s teacher training college, get secure employment for life, and in turn, teach a new generation of boys through Irish. It started life in Furbo House, an old house belonging to the Blake family. A domestic problem arose within the family who owned the house, so the school’s stay there was brief and they had to leave at Christmas 1930. The college was transferred to Talbot House in Talbot Street, Dublin, the following month.
It is at times like the past few days that I bemoan the decision to remove history as a core subject in the secondary Junior Cert cycle. A true understanding of what has happened in this country over the past 10 days, over the past six months, over the past three years in particular, is potentially lost on those who do not have a grasp of the backstory of this country. And how the lashin' of the rain and the lashing of the school leather shaped us into the people we became.