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The Galway City Challenge Hurling Cup 1920

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As nationalist sentiment was rising in the early years of the last century, a new generation of GAA officials emerged who were zealous in their belief in the transformative power of the GAA and they saw themselves as engaged in a project of national liberation. Some GAA tournaments were staged as part of a pro-Boer campaign. Police reports noted: “The ambition it seems to get hold of the youth of the country and educate them in rebellious and seditious ideas,” a somewhat hysterical interpretation of the GAA ban on foreign games.

Simon Armitage and ‘a good day’s work’ at poetry

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AMONG THE hot tickets at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature, one of the hottest is Simon Armitage. Since making his debut with Zoom, in 1989, the prolific and versatile Yorkshireman has produced brilliant, award-winning works in poetry, prose, television, theatre and opera.

Gerry Adams to speak in Galway on Wednesday

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One of the many unintended consequences of Brexit is the possible break-up of the United Kingdom, which has resulted in serious debate in this country on the likelihood of a united Ireland - previously a taboo subject.

An icon who didn’t need a second chance to make a first impression

When you look back at the recent history of Galway, and when I say recent, I mean the last forty or fifty years, you see that the progression of the city is built around a group of individuals in all spheres, political, cultural, musical and otherwise, who somehow contributed to this conviction of Galway as being a place apart.

Pádraic Ó Conaire and the Rising

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Pádraic Ó Conaire was born on February 28 1882 in a pub by the docks, to middle-class Catholic publicans. He briefly attended the Presentation National School, but when his parents both died young he went to live with some of his extended family in Rosmuc. He later went to school in Rockwell and from there to Blackrock College in Dublin. He emigrated to London and took a lowly job in the civil service. He joined the local branch of Conradh na Gaeilge and flourished as an Irish language teacher and writer. In 1901 he published his first short story, An t-Iascaire agus an File.

Galway says goodbye to Bobby

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Galway city centre came to a standstill yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon as the city paid its last respects to former minister Robert Molloy who died last weekend aged 80.

Castlebar comes to a standstill as Ben Garrett is laid to rest

Castlebar came to a standstill on Wednesday afternoon and the business community shut their doors as the funeral of Private Ben Garrett, Kilnock, Breaffy, Castlebar, passed through the streets of the town in a military cortege before his burial in the New Cemetery in Castlebar. Private Garrett's body was found last Sunday in Galway following an 18 day search that saw hundreds of people scour the city and its surrounds on a daily basis looking for him after he was reported missing.

Ben Garrett to be laid to rest tomorrow

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The funeral of Ben Garrett from Kilknock, Breaffy, Castlebar will take place this evening and tomorrow. Ben whose remains were found in Galway on Sunday after a search that had lasted over two weeks, was a Private in the Defence Forces.

Galway Racecourse stalwart Terry Cunningham passes away

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Tributes have been paid to Galway Racecourse chairman and former auctioneer Terry Cunningham who passed away suddenly on Monday evening. The 71-year-old was extremely well-known in the city due to his auctioneering business and work on the race committee, of which he had been a member since 1990.

Balancing the books — Council’s wage bill to increase by €500k next year following Haddington Road Agreement

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Monday evening’s budget meeting at City Hall is sure to be fraught with tension as city CEO Brendan McGrath attempts to pass what he has described as a ‘very, very difficult budget to balance’. 

 

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