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Plaque honouring those who fought with Éamonn Ceannt in 1916, unveiled at city museum

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A bronze plaque, dedicated to those who served under Galwayman and 1916 Proclamation signatory Éamonn Ceannt, in Dublin during the Easter Rising, was recently unveiled at the Galway City Museum.

People of The Tribes: Meet Sharon.

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My name is Sharon Nolan, I’m originally from Roscommon but I’ve been living in Galway city for almost 10 years by now.

Westmeath senior football championship throws in

Holders St Loman’s, aiming for a four in a row of titles, proved too strong for The Downs on Sunday evening emerging 3-17 to 0-17 victors. TJ Cox, Ken Casey, and Paddy Dowdall all blasted goals for Luke Dempsey’s charges, who made an assured opening. The Downs, trailing by 0-12 to 0-6 at the interval, showed some improvement in the third quarter with Luke Loughlin a threat, but Loman’s responded with three goals.

Beyond the castle walls — it’s Galway Garden Festival time

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The charming surrounds of Claregalway Castle will once again provide the stunning backdrop to the ninth annual Galway Garden Festival, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday week July 7 and July 8.

Dealing with whatever the ocean sends

It is not surprising that any child with imagination, and an interest in the sea, would spend time at the city’s harbour watching the ships come and go, and the men who worked there as they talked and unloaded fish or cargo. As a child Kathleen Curran, once the home chores were done, would run down the back paths from her home on College Road and along Lough Atalia to the docks. ‘There she would stand and gaze in wonder at the ships, boats and trawlers, hookers and gleoteóigs tied up or coming and going about their business.’

The poet and his legend returns home

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Kathleen B Curran, who began working for the Galway Harbour Board after she left school, would rise spectacularly through the ranks to become the combined Harbour Master and secretary to the Port Authority (an unheard of position for a woman in Ireland). She was intimately involved in all of the major events which the harbour witnessed during the latter part of the last century. But I am sure she took particular pleasure, as an Irish language enthusiast and a great admirer of the poet WB Yeats, when Galway was picked out to play a role in the great poet’s funeral.

Tributes paid to 'gentleman' Sean Calleary

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Tributes were paid earlier this week to the late TD for Mayo East and former minister, Ballina based Sean Calleary, who died last weekend.

The woman at the end of the table

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Shortly before midnight on February 18 1946, the cargo ship The Moyalla steamed into Galway Bay. It was a foggy night. The Galway pilot, Coleman Flaherty was watching the approach of the ship from the bothareen at Barna waiting for the ship to signal for a pilot. Unusually she steamed along without requesting any.

Report reveals growing demand for wine and spirits

Ireland’s consumers have a growing taste for wine and spirits, according to a new report published today by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI).

Athlone receives two AIMS nominations

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Athlone Musical Society has been recognised by the Association of Musical Societies with two AIMS nominations.

 

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