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Castlebar native Rear Admiral Mark Mellett was announced this week as the new Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
There was much celebration in Castlebar Boxing Club recently as Dillon Maher brought home a national title to the club. Dillon won the Boy 1, 54kg division crown in style with a 3-0 win in the final, having stopped his opponent in the second round of his semi-final with a technical knock-out. It was the culmination of a long round through both the Mayo and Connacht championships for Dillon.
THREE HOSTAGES, an Irishman, an Englishman, and an American, imprisoned in a cell in the Middle East ,is the setting for Frank McGuinness’s Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me.
The finest amateur drama talent in the country will head to Claregalway from tonight (Thursday) March 12 when the Claregalway Drama Festival gets under way at the local leisure centre. And with nine nights of drama available for amazing value, this is an one event that theatre fans cannot afford to miss.
Rarely a week goes by when the strife in Israel/Palestine does not make headlines in the media. In recent years the conflict has seemed ever more intractable, the people increasingly polarised and entrenched. Yet in spite of all, there are still those on both sides of the divide working for mutual understanding and a peaceful resolution of the conflict.
Retired Irish army officer, Commandant Edward Horgan, will give an insiders view of the Irish Defence Forces, at a public talk next week.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced the appointment of Bangor Erris native Commandant Kieran Carey as his aide-de-camp.
The National Museum of Ireland, Museum of Country Life in association with the French Embassy in Ireland is delighted to present this exhibition which was originally produced by Musée de l’Armée, Paris (the Army Museum, Paris). The exhibition was first seen in the National Museum, Dublin as part of Ireland’s EU Cultural Programme 2013. It has been enhanced by additional material not previously seen in the Dublin exhibition. A highlight of the exhibition is the display of the Ramillies flag which is on loan from Kylemore Abbey. This flag was captured at the Battle of Ramillies (in Belgium) in 1709 by Lord Clare’s Irish Brigade.
The Connaught Rangers, the legendary British Army regiment whose members were drawn from the west of Ireland and who were stationed in Galway, will be subject of a new exhibition.
The National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, Turlough in association the French Embassy in Ireland is delighted to present 1689 - 2012, The Irish and France: Three Centuries of Military Relations, an exhibition originally produced by Musée de l’Armée, Paris (the Army Museum, Paris).