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Sinn Féin to choose candidates for 2019 local elections this weekend

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Galway West Sinn Féin will hold a number of candidate selection conventions in Peacocke's Hotel, Maam Cross, Connemara, this weekend as the party steps up its preparations for the 2019 Local Election which take place in May.

Public lecture on the struggle for Home Rule for Ireland

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Home Rule was once the goal of Irish nationalism, but continual opposition from the House of Lords and the threat of violence from Ulster unionists dogged and delayed its achievement.

‘The keystone of fortune is the power of speaking English’

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Whatever about the discrimination against the Irish emigrants in both Britain and America as they fled the ravages of the Great Famine in the mid 19th century, the effect of gaining a foothold in the two major English speaking countries of the world, pretty much sounded the death knell for the Irish language. 

A time when the Irish were not welcome

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Between the years 1845 and 1855 more than 2.1 million people emigrated from Ireland. They streamed into Liverpool, Manchester, Boston and New York. Many were diseased, hungry, dirty, broken spirited, with barely any personal belongings. Some embarked actually naked.

O’Brien will not contest upcoming General Election

Local Independent Councillor Michael O’Brien has this week confirmed that he will not be contesting the forthcoming General Election.

What Irish political parties can learn from the UK election

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While last week's historic referendum on same sex marriage was undoubtedly the political event of the year in Ireland, earlier this month the eyes in Leinster House were very firmly fixed on events across the Irish Sea and the British general election.

Public lecture on the Irish Volunteers

Paramilitarism was introduced to Ireland when Edward Carson and James Craig formed the UVF in 1912. This act would inspire Irish nationalists to create a similar force year later.

Iconic Irish film for St Patrick’s Day with Athlone Film Club

Athlone Film Club is delighted to be taking part in the St Patrick’s Day celebrations by showing the classic Irish film Mise Eire, on Tuesday March 16 at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre.

 

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