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Galwegian who got award from Franco not giving up the ghost on WorldSkills championship

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Ireland’s first WorldSkills champion, who received his medal from General Franco almost 60 years ago, has declared that he had no intention of retiring at the age of 77.

Rates rise in Ballina and Westport

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Just under six and half hours into the second day of deliberations over the Mayo County Council's budget for next year, the whip of the controlling Fianna Fáil and Independent axis, Cllr Damien Ryan, got to his feet to get the real business under way. After around 15 hours of presentations and questions, over the previous Monday and then again last Friday, Cllr Ryan was ready to propose a budget for adoption with a few amendments to what had been proposed by the council executive.

The end of the Galway Line?

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General Robert E Lee’s surrender to the the Union army at Appomattox court house on the morning of April 9 1865, brought the four year Civil War to a close.

Blueshirts march on Cooneal

At the January 1933 general election Éamon de Valera’s Fianna Fáil retained power by increasing its seat count to 77. Since its first general election in 1927, the party had increased its Dáil representation at every subsequent contest. In order to halt Fianna Fáil’s march, opponents of de Valera formed a new party in September 1933 by merging the bulk of the membership of the pro-Treaty Cumann na nGaedheal with two smaller conservative groupings, the National Centre Party and the National Guard (a fascist group known as the Blueshirts). Fine Gael — The United Ireland Party was formed and immediately began the process of holding Cumann na nGaedheal’s core support and growing its membership base.

Flood-related measures in new Housing Bill a positive development - Moran

The inclusion of flood-related measures in the new legislation that the Government has agreed to prioritise for enactment before year end has been welcomed by Longford-Westmeath Independent TD, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.

Rua loves France

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The Battle of Castlebar occurred on August 27 1798 during the Irish Rebellion of that year when the combined force of 2,000 French and Irish routed a force of 6,000 British militia in what would later became known as the ‘Races of Castlebar.’ Rua Café and delicatessen are marking the date by running their third annual French food festival on the last weekend of August.

Call for competitors in Athlone raft and soap box race events

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Two hotly contested events taking place during the Athlone River Festival and Food Village will be the raft and soap box races. Both events involve competitors designing, building, and racing their own raft or kart and promise to entice many competitive and ambitious entries. Both races will take place on Sunday, September 11, at 3pm and 6pm respectively.

Second half fight back sees Mayo through

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Was it a penalty? Probably not looking at the replays, but Aidan O’Shea has been fouled and dragged down enough times in his inter-county career and not gotten a free he deserved, some day a break was going to have to go his way.

Farrell describes as ‘concerning’ letters from Revenue to Galway families

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Galwegians who have not paid the Local Property Tax are being threatened with a visit from the sheriff, the withholding of tax clearance certificates, and that money will be taken money from payments such as social welfare.

The Collegiate Church

The Collegiate Church of St Nicholas of Myra is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland and its history is a kind of microcosm of the history of Galway. The earliest part of the present church dates from the beginning of the 14th century and includes the chancel with its three windows in the south wall. However it is possible that there was an earlier structure on the site. There is a legend that a man from the Aran Islands who died in 1580 aged 220 years could remember a time when the church did not exist but that just sounds a likely story. The records that exist suggest that the church was founded in or about the year 1320.

 

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