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Mayo 1916 Centenary to put spotlight on inspirational Kathleen Lynn

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A special committee set up to organise the 1916 centenary events in Mayo plans to tell the incredible story of a Killala woman, who is perhaps one of the county's greatest unsung heroes.

Pomp and circumstance, and one unmarked grave

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On June 12 1922 a very special ceremony took place at Windsor Castle, near London. Following the establishment of the Irish Free State the previous December, five Irish regiments, including the Connaught Rangers, the Royal Irish, the Leinsters, the Munsters, and the Dublin Fusiliers, which had served the British army with exceptional valour at times, were disbanded. It was a day of special significance for both the participants and onlookers.

‘ When I drop this handkerchief, fire and spare no man’

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Perhaps fearing that the refusal by Irish soldiers to carry out army duties in Wellington Barracks at Jullundur, northeast India, on June 27 1920; and that the mutiny would spread to an already sympathetic native population, leading to a general protest such as at Amritsar the previous year, the army authorities quickly took decisive action. The commanding officer, Lt Col Leeds, strode into the crowd of excited and rebellious soldiers, demanding to speak to its two leaders John Flannery and Joe Hawes. He warned the men that they could be shot for this; that such behaviour only excited the natives to rebellion. Hawes, smoking a cigarette, replied that he would rather be killed by an Indian bullet than by a British one (His disrespectful attitude to his commanding officer was noted).

Six Furey brothers did not return to Loughrea

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When it comes to the story of Galway and World War I there is no better man than William Henry. He came upon ‘the secrets in the attic shoe box’ some years ago when writing in a parish magazine he mentioned a relation of his in that war, and surprisingly opened a Pandora’s Box. People met him on the streets and told him that their grandfather, great-uncle, or cousin, or family friend also fought in that war. They had a box of their medals and uniform, letters or diaries somewhere at home.

A Few Good Men from Keegan Theatre

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WASHINGTON’S KEEGAN Theatre touch down in the Town Hall next week with its much acclaimed staging of Aaron Sorkin’s military courtroom drama A Few Good Men.

‘Outstanding courage, skill and determination’ defined romantic Oranmore Commander

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The first winter of the war was unusually cold. Commander Bill King’s submarine Snapper served in the North Sea from April 1939 for 12 months. During that time it had numerous contact with enemy ships, mainly in the Skagerrat Strait, between the southeast coast of Norway and the southwest coast of Sweden.

Barracks’ future still unclear as troops depart

As the 105th Battalion prepare to depart for peacekeeping duties in Lebanon, the future of Kilkenny’s James Stephens Barracks remains hanging in the balance.

Coolbawn Ambush Commemoration

The annual Coolbawn Ambush Commemoration took place in Castlecomer on Saturday June 18, exactly 90 years since that fateful day. The event was organised by North Kilkenny Sinn Féin and drew a large, enthusiastic, crowd to the town despite the inclement weather.

We can be proud of our military heritage

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On June 12 1922 a very special ceremony took place at Windsor Castle, near London. Following the establishment of the Irish Free State the previous December, five Irish regiments, including the Connaught Rangers, the Royal Irish, the Leinsters, the Munsters, and the Dublin Fusiliers, which had served the British army with exceptional valour at times, were disbanded. It was a day of special significance for both the participants and onlookers. It was reported in the London Times.

Cinema Review The A-Team

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When I first walked through the hallowed cinema doors I thought this flick was going to be pure cheese. I never thought I’d say this but The A-Team absolutely kicks ass, and an extra plus for the girls is that Bradley Cooper is a pure hottie.

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