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Gregory grandson reads ‘An Irish Airman’ at RAF centenary celebration

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A great grandson of Galway's World War I fighter ace Major Robert Gregory, Robin Murray Brown, read WB Yeats' famous poem An Irish Airman Foresees His Death in Belfast last Sunday. St Anne's Cathedral was filled to capacity for a service to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF), which succeeded the Royal Flying Corps in which Major Gregory flew. Major Gregory joined the war effort in 1916 and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. He was also awarded the Legion d’Honneur — France’s highest honour.

The dreary weather cannot dampen our spirits

Well, I had a lovely event last Saturday night. Ray D’Arcy had invited me on to his chat show and I really enjoyed the chat with him and with so many of the audience I met afterwards.

Sport and education - the recipe for success

I am always going on and on about rugby and, this week, I am going to begin with a nice spot of good GAA news for County Westmeath.

Letter from Behan among the interesting items as Conradh na Gaeilge deposit archives at NUI Galway

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NUI Galway is to become custodian of the extensive archives of Conradh na Gaeilge, Ireland’s oldest Irish language organisation which celebrates its 125th anniversary next year. Conradh na Gaeilge has agreed to permanently deposit archival material spanning over a century of its existence, providing an unparalleled insight into linguistic, cultural, social and political aspects of Ireland’s past.

Irish classes for adults and children on Inis Meáin

Coláiste Gaeilge Inis Meáin is enrolling Irish language students, both children and adults, this summer.

Learn Irish in Inis Meáin this summer

Coláiste Gaeilge Inis Meáin is enrolling Irish language students, both children and adults, this summer.

Jackie Clarke Library sees jump in numbers visiting

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The Jackie Clarke Collection and Library in Ballina has seen a steady increase in the numbers of visitors coming through its doors over the past number of years, but further investment and planning is needed to ensure the library is able to reach its full potential, it was said this week.

Take part in a re-enactment of historic Oireachtas 1913 photograph

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A total of 163 people are needed to take part in the re-enactment of the famous photograph taken on the steps of the Town Hall during the Gaelic League Oireachtas of 1913.

An Unusual connection between Breaking Bad and ‘Eva of the Nation’

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Most of us are mad jealous that we cannot claim some kind of connection with Caherlistrane. A new book by Mary J Murphy*  manages to link the north Galway parish with an extraordinary number of writers, artists, singers, poets, actors, and historical personalities, that leave all other parishes in Ireland bereft of personality and character. There can be no other competition. We are all characterless by comparison to Caherlistrane.

 

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