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Despite the crucial role many women played in the 1916 Rising, very few were given the credit they deserved. In fact some were refused a pension for many years because they were not ‘men’. In at least one case, the valiant role played by Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was simply airbrushed out of history.
Galway was, along with Tyrone, Louth, and Wexford, one of the few counties to actually take part in the 1916 Rising, and outside of Dublin, County Galway saw the most significant level of activity.
Galway County Council has major plans to mark the anniversary of the Easter Rising next year. A large crowd gathered at County Hall earlier this week for the launch of the local authority’s 1916 centenary programme. The commemorations encompass a number of themes including remembering, reconciling, presenting, imagining, and celebrating.
O'Donnellan & Joyce is offering to market this wonderful two bedroom semidetached house located on the Ballyloughane Road, Renmore. The area is extremely well positioned for all seeking ease of access to Galway city centre and its surrounding areas. The development is also within moments of GMIT, Merlin Park, Bon Secours, and the Galway Clinic hospitals.
There is a genuine air of anticipation and excitement ahead of Sunday’s novel county final clash between Craughwell and Sarsfields at Kenny Park, Athenry (2.30pm).
Thomas Duggan was popularly known as “Baby” because of the contrast to his considerable proportions. He was born in 1899. Although only a boy, he was one of the first to take up arms with Liam Mellows in the lead up to the Rising. When the Rising was quelled, he was arrested with many others and interned at Frongoch. He was kept there until Christmas, when he was released under a general amnesty.
The two county senior hurling semi-finals take place this Sunday at Kenny Park in an attractive double header.
Following their controversial 2-15 to 0-21 draw last weekend, St Thomas and Loughrea will renew acquaintances this Sunday in Kenny Park at 3.30pm in the county quarter-final replay. The referee is the experienced Alan Kelly.
Amid the hurling action taking place off the field over the past five days, the real action continues on the field of play this weekend in the county senior quarter-finals.