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A soldier's tribute to Elvis

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ELVIS PRESLEY served in the US army from 1958 to 1960, earning the rank of sergeant in a tank battalion of the 32nd Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Division. Now another soldier is stepping into the King's shoes for a tribute show to the boy from Tupelo.

Remembering the explosion at Lochán Beag

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Next week a commemoration will be held to remember the tragic explosion of a sea mine, 100 years ago on June 15 1917, at Lochán Beag about three miles west of An Spidéal.

Senator McFadden reflects on an eventful year

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This week marks the first anniversary of the election of the 25th Seanad. Recently, the Advertiser spoke with Athlone-based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, about her experience of the election and of life in the Upper House.

Glenamaddy resident found guilty of murder after three-week trial

A Latvian man has been found guilty of murder after he strangled a fellow Latvian who had filed a complaint against him to the gardai. It was the prosecution’s case that 31-year-old Andresj Krauze murdered Juris Buls (30) after he refused to withdraw his complaint.

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Claregalway heroes

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In the years following the establishment of the Defence Forces, various classes of Army Reserves were experimented with between 1927 and 1939. In May 1927, a Class A Reserve was formed consisting of NCOs and men transferred to the Reserve. In January 1928, a Class B Reserve was set up with the object of building up the infantry arm of the Defence Forces. One joined voluntarily, but in doing so, committed to three months initial training and one month’s annual training thereafter. This group had practically ceased to exist by 1934.

Road safety focuses on devastation caused by drink-drivers

“My body was completely broken, but I didn’t realise I would never see him again." These are the words of Gillian Treacy, mother of four-year-old Ciarán who was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver in April 2014.

GCC students visit Dáil Éireann as part of campaign to recognise veterans of Jadotville

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A group of fifth year Galway Community College students visiting Dáil Éireann today plan to meet local TDs in a bid to garner support for their petition asking that medals be awarded to the the officers and NCOs of A Company, 35th Battalion, for their acts of bravery during the 1961 Siege of Jadotville.

Road safety campaign focuses on devastation caused by drink-drivers

“My body was completely broken, but I didn’t realise I would never see him again.” These are the words of Gillian Treacy, mother of four-year-old Ciarán who was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver in April, 2014.

Be blown away by the Clew Bay Pipe Band at Pipe Versity XVI

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The Clew Bay Pipe Band will present Pipe Versity XVI at the Town Hall Theatre Westport later this month, with a variety of special guests including Mundy, Dan Delaney, Drama Code, Joanne Keegan, Sacred Heart School Choir, and the Cresham Dancers.

 

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