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The last conventional battle in Irish history was fought on Sunday July 12 1691 at Aughrim, Co Galway. It was by far the bloodiest. In less than 8 hours approximately 8,000 men were killed. Six thousand of them were Irish Jacobites.
The olive is a small Mediterranean evergreen tree, its characteristic green to blue-black fruit producing olive oil. The olive tree has been held in high esteem throughout history.
O'Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers is offering for sale a spacious detached residence in the popular residential area of Renmore on the east side of Galway city. Location, location, location, are the three key things you are always advised to look for, and none is more desirable than Renmore Road.
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A Galway woman has set up a website which collates all the must know information on the coronavirus and Covid-19 disease.
"They will say when things were at our worst, we were at our best," says Taoiseach in St Patrick's Day speech
Lá Fhéile Pádraig shona daoibh!
During the afternoon and evening of Sunday July 12 1691 the people of Galway could hear the distant thud of cannons as two armies in the Cogadh na Dá Rí (war of the two kings) was nearing its climax. The Irish army, led by the inept French general, Charles Chalmont, Marquis de Saint-Ruhe, known as Saint Ruth, and the heroic Earl of Lucan, Patrick Sarsfield, had taken a stand on Kilcommodon Hill, below which lay the village of Aughrim, some 5km from Ballinasloe, Co Galway.
Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has welcomed Fianna Fail’s continued commitment to the Defence Forces cause detailed within the political party’s General Election manifesto.
In 1852, the British war department bought lands at Renmore with the idea of building a new military barracks to replace the existing ones in the city, the Shambles and the Castle Barracks. These two building complexes were getting old and deteriorating and needed to be replaced. In 1880, the new barracks were built at Renmore. They were occupied by the Royal Irish Fusiliers and later by the Connaught Rangers.