Search Results for 'New Cemetery'

10 results found.

Billy Quinn RIP - a great Galwegian clubman

image preview

The rugby community in Galway is mourning the death this week of former Galwegians captain and coach and Connacht player, Billy Quinn, after a long and brave battle against illness.

File to DPP as man dies after election party assault

A man has been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to an incident which resulted in the death of another man during election celebrations at a city pub.

Coláiste Iognáid - ‘Was it Eton or Stowe?’

image preview

In any war propaganda is a useful weapon. In World War II both the Allies, and the combined Axis powers used broadcasting, leaflet dropping, false information contained in dead men’s briefcases, diaries, fake military manoeuvres, or through clever counter espionage, to discourage and demoralise the enemy. There were many spectacular successes; but the one that really annoyed the British was the voice of William Joyce, broadcasting almost nightly from Reichssender Hamburg radio. He became known as Lord Haw Haw, a much hated figure.

The Coole door knocker will rat-a-tat-tat once again

image preview

How many famous people lifted that heavy brass knocker on the door of Lady Augusta Gregory’s home at Coole, Co Galway, and gave it a resounding rat- a -tat -tat? It resounded again last weekend with all the authority of a grumpy judge’s gavel. The writer and broadcaster John Quinn, chairman of the 19th Autumn Gathering, used it to great effect to keep speakers to their time, and to summon people to the next event.

Stories you would not find in Ireland’s Own

image preview

NAZISM IS something of a theme for Galway born, New York based writer Seamus Scanlon in his new short story collection, As Close As You’ll Ever Be, published by Cairn Press.

Stories you would not find in Ireland’s Own

image preview

NAZISM IS something of a theme for Galway born, New York based writer Seamus Scanlon in his new short story collection, As Close As You’ll Ever Be, published by Cairn Press.

Sinn Féin to hold Easter 1916 commemorations

Commemorations of Galway’s part in the 1916 Easter Rising and of IRA volunteers who fought in the War of Independence and the Border Campaign, will take place this weekend.

Dates announced for Cemetery Sundays

Cemetery Sunday at the New Cemetery, Bohermore, Galway will take place on Sunday August 21. Mass will begin at 11am and will be celebrated by Fr Patrick Whelan.

Galway Council to commemorate Anniversary of KLM crash

Galway City Council is to host a commemoration ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the KLM air crash on August 12.

Lady Gregory’s ‘missing’ grandson

image preview

Following the success of the publication Me and Nu - Childhood at Coole published in 1970,* it is sometimes forgotten that Lady Augusta Gregory had three grandchildren, and not two as is often assumed. Written by Lady Gregory’s granddaughter Anne, Me and Nu is a charming account of life at Coole, as the children watched with amusement (and disillusionment at their human foibles), many of the great figures of the Irish literary movement of the 20th century as they came and went.

 

Page generated in 0.0391 seconds.