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A motion proposing a memorial arch, first put forward in the 1930s and supported by Hollywood stars like John Wayne in the 1950s, commemorating the men and women who took part in the struggle for Irish independence between 1916 and 1923, has once again come before the Galway City Council.
Love Lannagh, the county’s newest adventure festival, has been deemed a huge success by organisers, after more than 2,000 people attended the event on Saturday April 24, at Lough Lannagh in Castlebar.
Ballyheane v Westport United
The size of the €7.9 million budget for the Ballina Municipal District for the year was a issue of contention for all the elected members at the February meeting of the municipal district this week. The budget was adopted by the members, but with a number of them stating their reservations about the size of the budget.
Love Castlebar, a group now made-up of more than 200 volunteers dedicated to promoting the county town as an attractive place in which to live and visit, has launched a new project to beautify vacant or derelict spaces.
Mayo’s little Argentina on the Moy has decked the town in blue and white and cheers of ‘Vamos, vamos Argentina’ are ringing out in the streets ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday.
Tom Grealy, the well known Galway accountant and music aficionado, remembers as a schoolboy the day John Wayne rode into the town. In 1951 Wayne, probably the best known cowboy actor of his day, was in Cong filming The Quiet Man. The film, somewhat surprisingly, remains a world -wide favourite. More than half a century later, it is still regarded by many film makers as the ‘perfect told story’. The involvement of local people among its star studded cast, which included Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Victor McLaglen, and Arthur Shields, all at the peak of their careers at the time, won their lasting affection. The occasion is still celebrated in Cong today.
The Galway Vindicator and Connaught Advertiser of December 24 1851 carried an advertisement which read “TO BE LET, for such terms as may be agreed upon, and immediate possession given. EARL’S ISLAND MILL AND BLEACH GREEN. These well-known concerns occupied for so many years by the late Mr Mitchell, Linen Manufacturer, Miller, Bleacher, have always been esteemed to point of situation; preferable to every other site in Galway, but the improvement made by the Board of Works under the inspection of their skilful engineer SU Roberts ... have rendered it superior to any in the Kingdom. The land will be secured against being flooded for any part of the year. The Mill Race has been changed ... the Mill Power amended and is now equal to 40 horse power. The canal between Lough Corrib and the sea leaves the lake at the very point on which the Mill stands. The layby for boats is within 20 yards of it, and the spacious quay with landing crane and every accommodation for shipping goods will adjoin.”
A new project has been launched to give Castlebar’s town centre a ‘facelift’ by tackling the eyesore that is derelict and vacant buildings.
The latest offering from Athlone Little Theatre is the wonderful Neil Simon play The Gingerbread Lady, which opens tonight, Friday February 21, in the Little Theatre and runs for eight nights until the following Friday February 28.