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Moy River Trust hoping to start conversation about raising river profile

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A new group formed in the Moy Valley is hoping to enhance the River Moy as a tourist attraction in Mayo.

Mayo's experience could be key says former Rossie

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Former Roscommon goalkeeper Shane Curran believes that Mayo’s experience of playing in Croke Park over the past six years could be enough to see them over the line against his native county.

Calleary calls for co-ordinated approach to develop full potential of the Moy

Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary is calling for enhanced co-ordination of organisations like Inland Fisheries Ireland, Tourism and Fáilte Ireland, the OPW, and angling and fishing groups in Northern Ireland to support, educate, and enhance fishing communities across the country. Deputy Calleary wants to see the fish stocks in our rivers and seas replenished to levels which would have been commonplace in previous decades and wants Minister Michael Creed to engage with the IFI to find out what resources it needs to function more proactively.

Galway was ready to receive SS Athenia survivors

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In the early afternoon of Monday September 4 1939, Galway’s harbour master, Captain Tom Tierney, was amazed to be contacted by radio from a Norwegian freighter Knute Nelson. It was steaming south towards Galway with 430 survivors from the passenger liner SS Athenia, which had been torpedoed 250 miles north-west of Inishtrahull Island, off the Donegal coast. Many of the survivors needed medical attention. Was Galway in a position to offer aid and safety?

Mayo Lusitania victims remembered

A memorial to the Mayo people who perished when the RMS Lusitania was sunk was unveiled yesterday at the Mayo Memorial Peace Park in Castlebar on the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.

Guinness Amplify gigs @ Monroe’s Live

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FOLK-ROCK/indie-folk bands Kicking Bird and Cornerboy play Monroe’s Live as part of the Guinness Amplify weekender.

Cornerboy @ Monroe’s Live

COMBINING APPALACHIAN folk, sea shanties, arena rock choruses, vocal harmonies, and an indie sensibility, Wexford’s Cornerboy epitomise nu-folk.

North Cape’s songs of the sea

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THIS SUNDAY afternoon, the Town Hall Theatre will play host to the acclaimed Polish a cappella group North Cape, who are making their first visit to Ireland.

The man who sank the SS Athenia

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While Galway was caring for some of the survivors of the SS Athenia, torpedoed off the Donegal coast on September 3 1939, America, Britain and Canada unleashed a vitriolic attack on Germany for sinking a passenger ship. Included among her 1,418 passengers and crew were more than 300 Americans. A total of 117 people were killed, some unfortunately as they were being lifted from the sea by the rescue boats including the Knute Nelson (which had brought 430 survivors into Galway), and three British warships, the HMS Electra, HMS Fame and the HMS Escort, which had rushed to the scene. Among the dead were 28 American citizens.

Galway was ready to serve...

On the evening that France and Britain declared war on Germany, September 3 1939, the 13,500-ton liner SS Athenia, chartered by the Cunard Line, and bound for Montreal with 1,418 passengers and crew was torpedoed, without warning, 250 miles northwest of Malin Head in the North Atlantic*. The following day the Norwegian vessel, Knute Nelson, was steaming towards Galway with 367 shocked and injured survivors, and asked that the city be prepared to receive them. Other survivors were picked up by British naval vessels and brought elsewhere for treatment, but in total 112 passengers and crew were killed in the attack, 28 of them Americans sailing for home as war was declared in Europe.

 

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