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Passing out parade at Dun Ui Mhaoiliosa

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Officer Commanding 1st Infantry Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Kevin McCarthy, will conduct a Passing Out Parade on Friday January 31 for members of the 131st Recruit Platoon who will soon complete their basic training in Dun Ui Mhaoiliosa. .

A innocent man and the fate of Clifton

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The murderous and vengeful events that followed 'Bloody Sunday' 1920 impacted on the town of Clifden in an unexpected way. There was shooting and murder on its streets; and, following a rampage by the Black and Tans, practically half the town was burnt down.

Defence Minister confirms there are ‘no plans to shut any military barracks’

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The Minister for Defence, Tony Killeen has said that there are no plans in the pipeline to close James Stephens Barracks in Kilkenny or any other barracks in the country.

Prayers said for Air Corps pilots after Cornamona crash

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As an Air Corps plane’s wreckage was being removed from a Connemara mountainside last night heartfelt prayers were being said for the two pilots who tragically lost their lives in a crash which has shocked a local community, family members, and the Defence Forces.

Lady Gregory’s ‘missing’ grandson

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Following the success of the publication Me and Nu - Childhood at Coole published in 1970,* it is sometimes forgotten that Lady Augusta Gregory had three grandchildren, and not two as is often assumed. Written by Lady Gregory’s granddaughter Anne, Me and Nu is a charming account of life at Coole, as the children watched with amusement (and disillusionment at their human foibles), many of the great figures of the Irish literary movement of the 20th century as they came and went.

 

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