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Galway to mark centenary of the First Dáil

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In the UK general election of December 1918, 73 out of 105 Irish seats were won by Sinn Féin, and in a move to assert Irish sovereignty and the right to self-determination, those 73 MPs refused to take their seats at Westminster.

Come back Nestor - All is forgiven

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Mayo meet Galway for the first time since the former’s shock defeat to the Tribesmen at this stage of the Connacht football championship last year. Galway's win put stop to Mayo's potential and unprecedented run of six provincial titles in a row. That defeat, Galway’s promotion to division one of the Allianz League, and the decision of some of Mayo’s senior players to give it one more crack, all point to a hotly contested semifinal this Sunday in Pearse Stadium. But sure what else would you expect from one of the oldest rivalries in GAA? It is a rivalry that kicked off in dramatic fashion in Connacht’s first contested championship in 1901. That year’s championship was actually not played in 1901, but was held throughout October and November of 1902. Galway had made their way to the Connacht final with a tight win over Roscommon. Mayo had received a bye into the final which was fortunate as Mayo GAA was in a period of reorganisation, its county committee had only been formed in April 1902.

Galway councils to get more than €800,000 to bring 46 houses back into use

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A total of €816,000 has been allocated to the Galway city and county council's to bring 46, currently vacant, local authority houses back into use for households on waiting lists or at risk of homelessness.".

Excitement building for 38th Cruinniú na mBád

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The 38th Cruinniú na mBád, "The Gathering of the Boats" will take place in Kinvara this weekend with the action kicking off tomorrow at 3pm and concluding on Sunday August 21.

New indoor tennis courts for Ballinasloe

by Tamara Cleary

New indoor tennis courts for Ballinasloe

Following lengthy discussions with Galway Council and having considered a number of possible sites, Ballinasloe Tennis Club is delighted to announce that they will be establishing their new home in a central location, above the running track at Brackernagh.

‘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.


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