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Gregory grandson reads ‘An Irish Airman’ at RAF centenary celebration

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A great grandson of Galway's World War I fighter ace Major Robert Gregory, Robin Murray Brown, read WB Yeats' famous poem An Irish Airman Foresees His Death in Belfast last Sunday. St Anne's Cathedral was filled to capacity for a service to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF), which succeeded the Royal Flying Corps in which Major Gregory flew. Major Gregory joined the war effort in 1916 and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. He was also awarded the Legion d’Honneur — France’s highest honour.

Stop! This is The Bal

This pub was one of Salthill’s landmarks for over a century. It was a post office originally until Joe Crehan from Ballinasloe bought it at the end of the 19th century and converted it into a pub, grocery, and guest house. The name Ballinasloe House was quickly shortened in Salthill to ‘The Bal’. At the time Salthill village ran from here to Seapoint with a few houses further west.

An Irish Airman

Week VI

Robert Gregory’s ‘happiest days of his life’

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Week IV

Robert Gregory and Nora Summers fall in love

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Week II

Why did Robert Gregory reach for the sky?

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On February 2 1918, a day after she heard that her only son had died while flying with his squadron on the Italian front, Lady Gregory wrote briefly to WB Yeats: ‘The long dreaded telegram has come - Robert has been killed in action ….it is very hard to bear.’

The ring on her finger told a different story

When Sheron Boyle was researching her family’s history she often wondered why her grandmother Margaret (nee Martin), who had emigrated to America at 20 years of age, and who seemed to be happy and settled, living close to her relatives who had gone before her, suddenly returned to her farmstead near Rockfort in Irishtown, Co Mayo.

Moate Community School graduate receives scholarship

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On Saturday November 25, former Moate Community School graduate Alan Henson was awarded The All-Ireland Scholarship at a special ceremony held at the University of Limerick.

'The west end is a lovely area, like a village in the middle of the city'

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One of Galway’s best loved businesses is Ernie’s Fruit and Veg in Sea Road, which has been a central fixture in the west end community for more than 40 years. The shop was founded and is still run by Ernie Deacy, ably assisted by his son Ernest jr and daughter Annemarie, while his other son, Paul, owns Bell, Book and Candle just around the corner.

Beautiful mid-terrace home steeped in history

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Sherry FitzGerald welcomes No 2 Ruttledge Terrace to the market for sale by private treaty. No 2 Ruttledge Terrace, Salthill, is a four bed mid-terrace home built in the early 1900s and steeped in history. Ruttledge Terrace was acquired by Michael F Joyce in 1913, and the row of five terrace houses was built between 1913 and 1924. Michael Joyce sold No 2 to the Doyle family, and the property has remained in the family for generations.

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