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The First Galway Brigade, 2nd Battalion

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During the War of Independence, the Volunteers, for organisational purposes, divided the country into divisions. Connacht and County Clare were split into four such sections. In each of these, the members were divided into brigades, battalions, companies, and flying columns. The First Galway Brigade was divided into three battalions, Castlegar, Claregalway, and Headford.

‘The Galway Resolution’ - An attempted coup by some county councillors

On December 3 1920, at the height of the War of Independence, quite an extraordinary event happened in Galway County Council. It passed a resolution, known as ‘The Galway Resolution’, repudiating the authority of the newly established Dáil; it rescinded the resolution for the collection of rates, (which were collected locally, and passed on to Dáil Éireann, and not to the British authorities), and incredibly, Galway County Council now offered its offices to negotiate peace, directly with the British prime minister, David Lloyd George.

New Spanish classes starting soon at the Spanish Institute

The new term at The Spanish Institute for adults and teenagers starts on February 1 and will offer a variety of Spanish classes for beginner, improver, intermediate, and advanced levels. The institute also has courses available for children that will start on January 16. You can check the new schedule by searching for The Spanish Institute Galway on Facebook.

New season of world cinema in Indreabhán

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INDREABHÁN FILM Club's new season of world cinema in Seanscoil Sailearna, starts this Thursday evening at 8.15 with the French thriller, The Connection.

Galway Food Festival to explore a century of Irish cuisine

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THE CHRISTMAS indulgence of food and drink may be over with the arrival of the lean and austere month of January, but Galwegians will have a chance to indulge in all manner of cuisine, indeed a century of it, when the Galway Food Festival returns.

Children’s 1916 theatre show to get Galway premiere

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MALONEY'S DREAM, a new theatre show and interactive website, to allow children discover and learn about the 1916 Rising, will receive its world premiere in Galway next year.

Galway County Council announces comprehensive 1916 centenary programme

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Galway County Council has major plans to mark the anniversary of the Easter Rising next year. A large crowd gathered at County Hall earlier this week for the launch of the local authority’s 1916 centenary programme. The commemorations encompass a number of themes including remembering, reconciling, presenting, imagining, and celebrating.

Portrait of a Galway writer

During the past few weeks I have tried to give some of the formative influences on the life of the writer Eilís Dillon as she grew up in Galway. The impact of her parents’ (Professor Tom Dillon and Geraldine Plunkett) commitment to the War of Independence, and her nightly fears of sudden raids on their home by the Black and Tans was a nightmare that stayed with her all her life. 

Wilde expert Michael Seeney among speakers at Oscar Wilde Festival

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Galway’s Oscar Wilde Festival takes place next weekend for its third year, from Friday, September 4, to Sunday, September 6. The festival boasts a packed programme and will see Wilde experts and enthusiasts gather to celebrate his life and work in a west of Ireland setting. 

Knock getting ready for massive influx of pilgrims for National Novena

Knock Shrine in Co Mayo is getting ready for a massive influx of up to 150,000 pilgrims for the annual National Novena, which starts today, August 14 and continues for nine days. This year’s Novena has an international flavour. The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, will be in Knock Shrine on Friday to perform the official opening of the nine day programme. His Eminence is leading a group of some 170 pilgrims from the Archdiocese of New York, who arrived to Mayo on Sunday morning as part of a historic first chartered pilgrimage flight by Aer Lingus between New York and Ireland West Airport Knock.

 

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