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Reflections on the past: The Good Friday Agreement

I am writing this column in the week of the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, signed in Belfast on April 10, 1998.

Martin Sheridan day to mark the centenary of the death of an Olympic legend

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This year marks the the centenary of the death of one of Ireland's greatest Olympians and Bohola native Martin Sheridan.

Christobel Pankhurst tells Galway audience: ‘Now is the time’

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Week II

What's going on in your community?

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Talk on pension reform for women in Claremorris

Sr Maureen Lally is the winner of Mayo Person of the Year

Islandeady native Sr Maureen Lally has been named the Virginia Gallagher Mayo Person of the Year for 2018 by Mayo Association Dublin. She will receive the Virginia Gallagher Award at a gala presentation ceremony, The Yew Tree Ball, in Dublin's Ballsbridge Hotel on Saturday night, February 10. The adjudicators said Sr Maureen Lally through her quiet influence, relentless positivity, and loyalty has contributed much to our native county. In the words of one prominent academic with whom she has worked: "In a world where the loud and boisterous seem to reign supreme, we acknowledge and hail the work of a humble and reserved enabler, a true champion of the people."

Druid announces two new appointments to board

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The Board of Druid recently announced two exciting additions to the Board, recently retired Irish senior diplomat and trailblazer Anne Anderson and business doyenne and innovator Helen Ryan.

Ballinasloe's Burke wins national walking title

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Veronica Burke, of Ballinasloe and District Athletic Club, secured a famous victory at the Irish Life Health National 20k Race Walking Championships,

New coaching teams for U17 and U20 footballers

Galway Football Board will be interviewing for new management teams for both U20 and U17 in the coming weeks.

TG4 boss hails ‘long and influencing service’ of retiring colleague

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It was announced this week that TG4 Leascheannasaí (Deputy Chief Executive) Pádhraic Ó Ciardha will leave the service on early retirement in February 2018 after over 23 years’ service.

The Galway City Challenge Hurling Cup 1920

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As nationalist sentiment was rising in the early years of the last century, a new generation of GAA officials emerged who were zealous in their belief in the transformative power of the GAA and they saw themselves as engaged in a project of national liberation. Some GAA tournaments were staged as part of a pro-Boer campaign. Police reports noted: “The ambition it seems to get hold of the youth of the country and educate them in rebellious and seditious ideas,” a somewhat hysterical interpretation of the GAA ban on foreign games.

 

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