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On October 6 1928, writer, journalist, teacher, and raconteur Pádraic Ó Conaire died in tragic poverty in Richmond Hospital, Dublin, at the age of 46. Since the turn of the century he had established himself as one of the leading lights of the Gaelic Revival, an innovative writer who pioneered the short story in Irish.
Last week another truck overturned at Bawnmore Cross in Claregalway, spilling its load of huge logs across the road, onto the walls and into a field. This was the thirtieth time that an accident has happened here in the past few years, but the more remarkable fact is that nobody has yet been killed, given its proximity to a local national school. Last week, Cllr Malachy Noone said that it is only a matter of time before we see a school uniform trapped under those logs and now locals have said they have had enough.
The Galway Waterways Association has submitted what one local councillor has called “an ambitious plan”, to restore and enhance the city’s network of rivers and canals, to the Galway 2020 team, as part of the preparations for its 2020 Capital of Culture designation.
Tomorrow is the deadline for applications for the Government’s Fuel Allowance scheme, and a local councillor is urging eligible Galwegians to apply.
Popular local councillor, John Dolan (FG), is making “steady progress” in hospital, his party colleague Tom Farrell told a meeting of Westmeath County Council this week.
There will be plenty to entertain in Athlone this weekend, as the Food and Craft Fair takes place this Sunday, July 2, to coincide with the Athlone RNLI River Festival.
Local councillor Aengus O’Rourke (FF) has welcomed the potential offered by the newly installed river jetties in Athlone.
Local councillor Aengus O’Rourke (FF) has called for the Cathaoirleach Awards to be held in Athlone.
The Gardaí must be present each evening at Parkmore to deal with the area’s traffic chaos, a situation which one local councillor says is “becoming not only an inconvenience, but is becoming dangerous”.