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Pete Lane, now in his 80s, who went to Ballindereen national school, spent most of his busy working life ‘on his knees thinning beet’. He had a friend Tommy Staunton from Lough Cutra, who had fought in World War I. Before Tommy went ‘over the top’ he was delighted when each soldier was handed a ‘little glass of brandy’. After which, Tommy claimed, you had no fear in the world. One day they were fighting the Germans, and managed to drive them out of their trenches. There they found a boiler of tea. It was still warm. The men settled down for a good cuppa but the officer warned them that the tea might be poisoned. Nobody cared if it was poisoned or not. ‘We were so exhausted an killed out’ that they enjoyed the break while the fighting continued.
Irish economic and trade interests must be protected during Brexit negotiations says Galway Chamber boss
Following on from the UK’s decision to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty last week, Galway Chamber has called on the Irish Government to continue a concerted, sustained campaign to highlight the unique Brexit issues for Ireland with both our European partners and the UK and to underline its commitment to protecting Irish trade, our border economy and ensuring that Ireland remains competitive.
February is drawing to a close and out of the blue Claudio Ranieri has been given the boot. The Italian who led Leicester City to their first title in the club's history last May was sacked last night with the Foxes hovering one point above the drop zone.
The fool on the hill
Well, Christmas has come with full swing hasn’t it? Shops, streets, decorations, TV, radio, everything is shouting out the same message - “Happy Christmas”.
One of the stand-out performances in Roscommon Arts Centre of 2014 is returning this March! Swing is back on Wednesday, March 30. It’s one of those ‘feel-good’ kind of shows. This comedy follows the blossoming relationship between May and Joe as they fumble through romantic dilemmas, career problems, life choices, and dance steps!
Irish traditional music is one of the great survivors of history. Maybe it was because we are an island, way off on our own in the western Atlantic, and until the latter decades of the last century, out of hearing from the mass cultural movements of popular cinema, radio and TV, especially the modern music from Europe and the US, that something distinctive has survived. As a boy I would only hear traditional music sessions in a few Gaelteacht areas, or from the welcoming Standún family in Spiddal, or at the Féiseanna at An Taibhdhearc, which was more memorable for the day off from school than it was for the music.