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Folklore, song, and verse dedicated to the rebellion of 1798 usually relay the romantic image of an heroic, clandestine, French army joining forces with a willing and equally heroic band of Irish rebels. Bound by a thirst for liberté, égalité and fraternité, the Franco-Irish forces grew in strength as they progressed through the county, bravely securing victories over the might of the British Crown. But one rebel's contemporary account of the Franco-Irish campaign challenges the notion of international solidarity among equals that has dominated the narrative of the events of 1798.
By planes, trains and automobiles they came. Places like Belfast airport and Larne ferry port have probably never had it so good as thousands availed of the northern transport services as well known travel paths had been booked out earlier in the week. By hook and by crook Connacht's clan made it to Edinburgh and by God, the journey was worth it.
THE FUREYS, one of the great families and bands of Irish folk music, are coming back to Galway to play the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday October 10 at 8pm, for what will be their 13th concert in the venue.
AHEAD OF the release of their highly anticipaited debut album, Irish indie-rock band Walking On Cars, have announced they will play the Seapoint Ballroom, Salthill, on Wednesday December 16.