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Matters maternal as Des Bishop announces Radisson Blu Athlone live performance date

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The ever popular comedian, Des Bishop, has announced a live date for his stand up show, 'Mamma Mia' in the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone, on Friday, March 25.

The bells of St Nicholas

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There are 10 bells in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, cast at seven different dates from 1590 to 1898. They were hung for ringing by Mr HS Persse when he gave two new bells in 1891. After some time it was seen that the vibration was putting a great stress on the old tower and ‘chiming’ was substituted for ‘ringing’. Unfortunately the method of chiming was not satisfactory and one after another of the bells cracked, until, in 1930, only three of the bells could be used, the Clock Bell being only used for the hour’s strike and the Clifton bell being out of tune.

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The unveiling of a plaque to Fr Griffin

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On November 14, 1920, a young curate, Father Michael Griffin, was lured from his house at No 2 Montpellier Terrace by the Black and Tans. Whatever ruse they used to get him out of the house, it was not to go on a sick call, as he did not take the holy oils or the Eucharist with him, but went peacefully. He went missing and volunteers and search parties were organised and combed the city and surrounding countryside looking for him. A week later his body was found buried in a bog at Cloch Sgoilte in Barna. There was an international outcry. He had worked in the parish of Rahoon since June 1918 and was hugely popular. He spoke in Irish to young and old, organised feiseanna, currach races, and donkey races on Silver Strand. He was very republican and was suspected by the Tans of having heard the last confession of the informer Patrick Joyce, which was probably the reason why they abducted him and tried to extract the identity of Joyce's killers from him.

Coláiste Éinde - supporting students to reach their potential

Coláiste Éinde is a co-educational, voluntary, secondary school situated in Salthill, catering for boys and girls from first year to Leaving Certificate. For nearly a century, the school has helped students mature into young adults with a balance of knowledge, experience, and values that enables them to enjoy fulfilling lives and rewarding careers. Operating under the patronage of the Bishop of Galway, today’s vibrant school community continues in this proud tradition of excellence in education.

Salthill two way cycle track forced through 'without debate' claims Lyons

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Cllr Donal Lyons has calimed the motion to introduce a temporary cycle track in Salthill was ‘forced through without debate’ in September.

Should the Irish diaspora have remained at home to fight the good fight?

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Although assisted emigration was frowned upon by some bishops and by the Land League leaders Michael Davitt and Charles S Parnell, there were some assisted schemes that were carefully planned, and in many cases worked well. The schemes that worked best were those which helped Irish families to avoid settlement in the great eastern cities of America where large numbers were caught in huge, stinking slums where it could take a generation or two to escape from.

Augustus John’s cartoon of Galway

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Augustus John was one of the great painters of the last century. He knew and painted many of the most famous people of his time, including prominent figures of the Irish Literary Revival such as Yeats, Seán O’Casey, and George Bernard Shaw.

O’Donnellan & Joyce record a summer of sizzling sales in Salthill

O’Donnellan & Joyce recorded an incredible summer of sales in the Salthill area. Many properties have been sold at record levels exceeding many of its clients’ expectations. According to Colm O’Donnellan of O’Donnellan & Joyce during lockdown people realised that Salthill has everything that a family could require with the magnificent Promenade and exceptional community facilities on its doorstep.

O’Donnellan & Joyce launches September property auction

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O’Donnellan & Joyce is gearing up for its next live stream auction, set to take place on Friday September 17 at 12 noon. The auction catalogue promises to have something for everyone. September’s mix of auction properties for sale include farmlands, commercial premises, country homes, urban pads, and some great properties in Connemara. The full auction catalogue is available to view on


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