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1916 Rising memorial proposed for O'Brien's Bridge

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A motion proposing a memorial arch, first put forward in the 1930s and supported by Hollywood stars like John Wayne in the 1950s, commemorating the men and women who took part in the struggle for Irish independence between 1916 and 1923, has once again come before the Galway City Council.

A young girl carried the scars of war

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In an attempt to bring some normality into their lives following the traumatic years of the War of Independence, and the Civil War, Professor Tom Dillon, and his wife Geraldine (nee Plunkett), moved their five children to Dangan House, about three miles north of Galway town, close to the River Corrib. It is now a flourishing garden nursery, run by the busy Cunningham family and staff, but in the late 1920s it was a rambling two-storeyed manor house with shallow steps leading to a wide front door. Their father bought a cow, and chickens ran wild in the yard. In many ways it was an ideal home to bring up a lively young family, but understandably the terrors and the residue of those early years still bore heavily on the children. Politics was still a dominant player in their lives.

Ryan Institute project will see books penned by local children reach global audiences

An NUI Galway Ryan Institute project will see 20 children’s books, written and illustrated by this year’s sixth class students of Galway Educate Together National School, reach global audiences through the EcoScience Writers in Schools project. 

President Higgins celebrates the career of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh

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President of Ireland Michael D Higgins was the special guest at an event in NUI Galway on Monday celebrating the prodigious career of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Professor Emeritus in History.

John Banville to open Lady Gregory/Yeats Autumn Gathering

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Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,” John Banville will open The Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering in September.

Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering

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LOUIS DE PAOR, Eamonn Wall, and Alan McMonagle are among the writers reading at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering at the Galway City Library on Thursday June 25 at 6.30pm.

Has Jack Taylor met his match?

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JACK TAYLOR was always a man with few close friends. These days he has none. Stewart is dead and Ban Garda Ridge has had enough of him, but the whiff of sulphur around this former guard turned vigilante for hire, is always enough to lure people to him.

John Hosty, 1916 veteran

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For John Hosty from Shantalla, the ‘physical force’ movement originated some time before 1910 with the publication of The United Irishman, a newspaper which kept a lot of young people from following ‘the constitutional movement’. When the 1913 Oireachtas was held in Galway, Seán McDermott used the occasion to swear in a number of young Galwegians to the IRB, and from then on they did all they could against the Irish Party, including distributing anti-enlisting literature at all hours of the night.

Young Environmentalist final

Three transition year groups represented St Joseph’s College, Summerhill at the Eco Unesco Young Environmentalist final at the Mansion House in Dublin.

Mayo on the world stage as Taoiseach welcomes Chinese Premier

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On Sunday evening the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala visited Cathal and Mary Garvey's farm in county Mayo and welcomed Premier Li of China and his wife Professor Chang to Ireland.

 

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