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Many west of Ireland members of the army will spend Christmas overseas and were delighted to get a visit from An Taoiseach Brian Cowen yesterday (Monday).
When Christy Moore sings his well known song, “Viva la Quinta Brigada”, in honour of those who fought against Franco in the Spanish Civil War one of his sardonic verses includes the lines:
Normally in the business of incarcerating others, Sergeant Gary Gordon is to incarcerate himself for a change by spending 30 hours in a display window in MacDonagh Junction today.
The licensee of the Beaten Path, Brize, Claremorris, was before Castlebar District Court on Wednesday after 36 people were detected on the premises at 1.55am in February this year.
Members of the new Kilkenny Joint Policing Committee were delighted to hear that the post of garda sergeant is to be filled at Callan and Johnstown.
DESPITE IT’S somewhat dramatic opening, “On 18 August 1588 a barque of Southampton was fishing about 36 miles southeast of Sumburgh Head, Shetland, when the crew sighted the Spanish Armada approaching from over the horizon to the south,” The Downfall of the Spanish Armada in Ireland by Ken Douglas, published by Gill & Macmillan, begins where the romance and the glory of that most colourful of invasions ended and the inevitably tragic and sordid debacle began.
Pictured in advance of the upcoming gala concert on Thursday November 5 in aid of the North Westmeath Hospice, Society of Saint Vincent De Paul and the Defence Forces Benevolent Fund, are (L-R): Sgt Lorraine Bracken, Cristy Neary, Arts Centre; Comdt John Prendergast 2 I/C 4 FAR; Enda Breslin, regional president Society of St Vincent de Paul; Capt Declan Witson, Band of 4 Western Brigade; BS Noel Gibney; RQMS Liam Rushe 54 Regt Res; BQMS Willy Reilly; Simon Tormey, Mullingar Choral Society; and BS Eugene O’Reilly.