Search Results for 'Christy Dooley'

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The Dohertys of Carrigan were not ‘land-grabbers’

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Galway Diary received the following statement from Adrian Martyn (great-great-great grandnephew of Peter Doherty, senior), who was shot dead at Carrigan, near Craughwell village on the night of November 2 1881. I am pleased to carry Adrian’s clarification:

Swimming in Salthill

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Competitive swimming really began in Galway with the formation of two swimming clubs, Blackrock SC and Galway SC. Both were formed in 1930.

City autism centre to extend its services

A local organisation is spearheading a project to refurbish an autism centre in the city in a bid to extend its range of services.

Classical concert in memory of Christy Dooley

A charity concert of classical music, in memory of the late Christy Dooley, will be held in NUI, Galway’s Aula Maxima on Saturday at 8pm.

The making of Alfred The Great

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In 1968 MGM came to Galway to make a ‘swords and sandals’ epic film called Alfred the Great. A lot of preparatory work had gone into selecting three main locations in Kilchreest, Ross Lake, and Knockma, each of which encompassed 90 acres. A vast amount of money was spent on the exact replication of every aspect of the ninth century it depicted, turning some corners of County Galway into Wessex, including etching a 200-feet long white horse into the hill at Knockma.

 

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