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The Irishmen who fought for Mexico

In Mexico City there stands a monument to a group of Irish and German soldiers who fought and died in the brutal Mexican-American war of 1846-1848.

Galway soldier to be celebrated on new Chieftains album

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In Mexico in the 1840s, Clifden man John Reilly led a band of Irish soldiers called The San Patricios, in an effort to help Mexico repulse a military invasion by the USA.

A Film With Me In It is coming to Galway

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NEW IRISH movie, A Film With Me In It, starring Dylan Moran, Mark Doherty, David Doherty, Keith Allen and Amy Huberman, will open in the Omniplex and The Eye on Friday October 17.

Paddy Casey @ Róisín Dubh

A Connemara family reunion

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Richard Martin jr decided to leave Ireland for Canada in 1833. The younger son of Colonel Richard ‘Humanity Dick’ Martin, MP, of Ballinahinch, he had expected to inherit some of the family property. However his older brother Thomas — already deeply in debt —broke the entail on the family estates in Connemara, leaving Richard with few prospects. Together with his wife, Emily Kirwan, and their six young children (a seventh would be born in 1834), he emigrated, settling at Grand River, Ontario. Richard died aged 80 in 1878, having lived long enough to see his family grow and prosper far more than would have been likely had they remained in Ireland.

Calling all farm women who want to go to South America

For any women in agriculture wishing to head to South America this autumn, a tour is being organised from October 9 to 22. This exciting trip to Argentina and Brazil follows the success of previous Irish Women in Agriculture tours to Australia and the USA.

Irish bank staff are world's most worried, survey finds

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Irish finance professionals are the most concerned about the current economic crisis and the future of their own jobs in a survey of 14 countries, a new report shows.

Former president’s daughter launches Euro campaign in Kilkenny

Psychotherapist, former Green Party Councillor for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and former president’s daughter, Nessa Childers may seem like an unlikely character to be running on the Labour Party ticket for Europe, but she is adamant that she should be there.

1911 census records for Westmeath released online and free

The National Archives of Ireland (NAI) took family historians by surprise this week by completing the online release of the 1911 census one month earlier than anticipated. As a result, census returns for 32 counties, including the long-awaited County Westmeath records, are now available to view free of charge at www.census.nationalarchives.ie.

Guided tour of Jack B Yeats and the West of Ireland at Ballina Arts Centre

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Guided tour of Jack B Yeats and the West of Ireland at Ballina Arts Centre

 

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