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DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard to hold major November auction

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With winter just around the corner, the auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard are busy putting together the finishing touches to the last of the company's 2017 autumn auction series. The November 23 auction sees more than 20 lots come to the market with the usual mix of properties, with something to suit all types of buyer. The Galway city based auction experts have already reported a very busy opening weekend with a large turnout at their open viewings.

‘The Irish Republic is to them, a dream no longer’

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Week II

Éamon de Valera enters the Irish political stage

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On June 7 1917 Major Willie Redmond, MP for East Clare, was killed in action leading the Royal Irish Brigade to victory at the Battle of Messines Ridge at Ypres. A member of the Irish Parliamentary Party (his brother John was party leader), he had represented East Clare at Westminster for 25 years. At 53 years of age Redmond was too old to be a soldier. But he was convinced that an Ireland loyal to the Crown would succeed in achieving Home Rule, and so he joined the Irish troops at Flanders.

Under the wild sky

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Week III

A letter sent to GA Hayes-McCoy

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One hundred years ago there were a series of truly terrible battles on the Western Front which were watched anxiously in Ireland as elsewhere. On June 7, near the Belgian village of Messines, the Allied army won a substantial victory. It gave hope, which turned out to be tragically false, that perhaps this was the beginning of the end of the war. With the capture of the Messines ridge, the Allies were confident they could clear a path all the way down to Passchendaele, and capture the Belgian coast up the Dutch border.

An auction of rare books, literature, manuscripts and sporting collectibles

Fonsie Mealy auctioneers will conduct an auction comprising more than 800 lots on May 30 at the Tara Towers Hotel, Dublin 4.

Gilbert O'Sullivan announces Galway show

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'NOTHING RHYMED', 'Alone Again (Naturally)', 'Matrimony', 'Clair', 'Get Down' - the signature songs of Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan are also timeless classics which boast of a outstanding sense of melody.

Four hands - one piano

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THEY WILL play the piano separately and then, side by side, they will play the piano together, just to show that, not only do 'many hands make light work', but can, if they are the right hands, play wonderful music.

TG4 to start streaming GAA matches online from this weekend

Galway-based TG4 has launched a new on-line streaming service that will provide live free to view coverage world-wide containing an attractive fixture list of GAA matches.

1916 belongs to every Mayo town and village

The nationalist Irish Volunteers were established in November 1913 as a response to the formation of the unionist Ulster Volunteers in 1912. Members of the Provisional Committee of the Irish Volunteers selected areas around the country which they would visit with the aim of setting up Volunteer companies. Committee member Colonel Maurice Moore of Moorehall in Carnacon outside Castlebar chose to return to his home county to organise and mentor the men of Mayo. Moore had military experience since the 1870s with the Connaught Rangers and was well respected by both traditions.

 

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