Search Results for 'Thomas McDonagh'

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The ghosts of 1916 get up and walk

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THERE HAS been much quiet paranoia among the political and arts establishments on the subject of how to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. The difficulty is the Rising was a revolutionary event to which most of our political class, and your average arts sector salary drawer, are spiritually opposed.

Post office communications

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This photograph of a group of postmen was taken on December 17 1928 outside the General Post Office in Eglinton Street. The sorting office was inside the double gate, as was the long narrow passage that brought one into the back of the post office. The car in the background was a Model T. Notice the cobbled footpath.

The Galway General Omnibus Company

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Our photograph today shows a Karrier double-decker bus which was operated by the Galway General Omnibus Company. It was taken at the Spring Show in the RDS in 1924, before it went into revenue earning service. The side panel carries the name of the company, but not the crest. The small lettering on the chassis below the word ‘Galway’ reads ’12 m.p.h.’ A major problem with this type of vehicle was its chain drive which frequently slipped off and caused breakdowns. The bus had solid-tyred wheels and was uncomfortable to ride in.

Three sent forward to the Circuit Court following pitchfork incident

Three men were sent forward for trial to Castlebar Circuit Court to face trial arising from an incident at An Sruthán, Castlebar, on July 6 2013 this week.

Man pushed garda out of the way

A 27-year-old man who pushed a garda out of his way before he absconded was before Ballina District Court on Tuesday for the obstruction of a garda.

Big weekend of action at St Anne’s and Castlebar tournaments

St Anne’s Boxing club held a very successful tournament in the Peter Callaghan Centre last Saturday night, January 12, winning 10 of the 16 contests on the bill. The female bout between Ellen McDonagh (St Anne’s) and Rosie Conway (Geesala) was awarded the best contest of the evening and Liam McStravick (St Anne’s) received the award for the best boxer of the night.

Book review by The Castle Bookshop

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Straight from the Heart, edited by Bridget Hourican, is both a beautiful book and a piece of fascinating social history. It comprises more that 60 love letters ranging in time from 1694 to 1998.

Four men to appear in court today in relation to slash-hook incident

Four men, who are all related to each other, are to appear before Harristown District Court today (Friday) in relation to a serious incident which occurred at a funeral in Claremorris on Monday.

Man charged with criminal damage to patrol car

A man from Balla appeared before a holiday sitting of Castlebar District Court on Wednesday after he was arrested and charged following an incident which occurred on the evening of August 21 at Woodlands, Balla.

Macnas parade promises a world of invention and imagination

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A 13-year-old girl dreams of being an inventor. She’s not satisfied with the way the world is and she wants to do something about it, so she looks to her hero Leonardo Da Vinci for inspiration.

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