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The sinking of the Lusitania on May 7 1915, off the Cork coast, by a German submarine electrified Ireland, Britain and America. In Ireland, the fact that German submarines were lurking so close to the Irish shore, added fuel to the propaganda that Germany was planning to invade the country. It spurred recruitment into the armed forces. In Britain, the shameful practice of using passenger liners to carry munitions across the Atlantic without telling the passengers they were in effect travelling on a British war ship, was to come to an end.
The Galway International Arts Festival will present a special edition of its popular First Thought talks programme in Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, on Sunday April 12.
This Friday November 21 at 6pm the gallery of Roscommon Arts Centre sees the opening of The Kingcat of Keshcorran. This is the final exhibition in the 2014 visual arts programme and with plenty of Roscommon links, this is an exhibition that will interest many.
A new €15 limited edition silver proof collector coin honouring John Philip Holland, the Irish born inventor of the modern submarine, was launched on Monday in Oranmore by the Central Bank of Ireland.
The Central Bank of Ireland will launch today (1 September 2014) a €15 limited edition Silver Proof collector coin to commemorate John Philip Holland [1841 - 1914], the Irish born inventor of the modern submarine.
An extraordinary row on the Late Late Show, 17 years ago, had a positive impact on a small Galway business struggling for survival. ‘A very attractive lady,’ Siubhan Maloney, called into Kenny’s Book Bindery, located in Salthill at the time, and told Gerry Kenny that she was a contestant in the Late Late’s Antique Show. She was re-upholstering an old chair, which included a small shelf. She wanted to see how to re-cover an old book in highly decorated leather, which would sit into the shelf. Jerry was happy to show her how it was done. First of all the pages are handsewn together, then clamped and trimmed ready for gold foil, which is applied with heat. This prevents the pages becoming dusty.
A WOMAN who talks to the walls, a girl who must face the sea, and a young man who collects footprints. These are the characters we encounter in a trio of new monologues presented by Fregoli Theatre Company.
Two brothers charged with not having authorisation to collect money for a city soup kitchen got their chance to do something for charity when ordered to pay €100 each at Galway District Court this week.
A small group of Anglo debt protestors voiced their concerns and opinions to the governer of the Central Bank Patrick Honahan when he arrived at NUI Galway yesterday for the officiating of a coin launch.
The Achill Community Alert CCTV committee wishes to thank the community and friends of Achill for their generous response to the recent collection.