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Two new recruits for the Connaught Rangers

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This very fine painting ‘Listed for the Connaught Rangers, recruiting in Ireland 1878’, was painted by Elizabeth S Thompson, but following her marriage to Lieutenant General Sir William Butler of Bansha Castle, Co Tipperary, is best known as Lady Butler. It is not only extremely unusual for a woman artist to have so successfully worked in the highly masculine field of military art, but Lady Butler was an exception in many ways. She was an innovator, particularly in her sensitive and humane depiction of the ordinary soldier. Detail was all important. She was a regular visitor to Chelsea Hospital, and other retirement homes for soldiers, to question survivors, sometimes getting them to re-enact a particular scene.

Matthews Auctioneers to sell important Arthur Quinlan Collection

More than 170 lots from the important Arthur Quinlan collection will be auctioned by Matthews auctioneers of Oldcastle, Co Meath, next week.

Historic collection of former Irish Times journalist to be auctioned next week

More than 170 lots from the important Arthur Quinlan collection will be auctioned by Matthews auctioneers of Oldcastle, Co Meath, next week.

Ballinrobe completes Pride of Place ‘cross-examination’

The town of Ballinrobe was put through its paces on Wednesday last, August 6, when judges in the prestigious Pride of Place awards scheme came to visit – and the local organisers declared themselves ‘very happy’ with how the adjudication went.

Historic D-Day weather forecast from Blacksod remembered

This week marked the quiet passing of the 70th anniversary of the historic role played by a lighthouse keeper in Blacksod, who unwittingly changed the course of World War II when he delivered a weather forecast all the way to General Dwight D Eisenhower on June 3, 1944.

Irish French exhibition launched in National Museum of Ireland

The National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, Turlough in association the French Embassy in Ireland is delighted to present 1689 - 2012, The Irish and France: Three Centuries of Military Relations, an exhibition originally produced by Musée de l’Armée, Paris (the Army Museum, Paris).

Washington job for Castlebar man

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Castlebar native Jack O'Donnell has been appointed programme director to the New Story Leadership (NSL) in Washington DC for summer 2013.

Lend Me a Tenor ask KATS

LEND ME A Tenor, the award winning Broadway and West End hit by Ken Ludwig, is to be staged in Galway by the Knocknacarra Amateur Theatre Society.

The Galwegians who fought against Hitler

Some 42,000 Irishmen fought for the Allies and against the Nazis in WWII - including a number of Galwaymen - and their stories are contained in a new book.

Guerilla Days in Ireland brings Tom Barry’s story to the Town Hall

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FOLLOWING ITS world premiere production last year, the smash hit sell-out show Guerilla Days in Ireland is now coming to the Town Hall Theatre. It tells the gripping story of Tom Barry, legendary commander of the IRA’s West Cork Flying Column in the War of Independence. The play is adapted by Neil Pearson from Barry’s classic memoir, Guerilla Days in Ireland, published in 1949 and one of the finest first-hand accounts of this momentous period in Irish history.

 

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