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A innocent man and the fate of Clifton

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The murderous and vengeful events that followed 'Bloody Sunday' 1920 impacted on the town of Clifden in an unexpected way. There was shooting and murder on its streets; and, following a rampage by the Black and Tans, practically half the town was burnt down.

Good luck, Mr President

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Despite the intense pressure on space and limitations on the numbers who can attend, there is expected to be a strong Galway presence at the various events that will see Michael D Higgins installed as the ninth president of Ireland.

Ruane hits out at Queen’s Mayo invitation

A vote by Castlebar Town Council in favour of inviting Queen Elizabeth II to the Mayo Peace Park for an official state visit to Ireland mooted for 2012 has been condemned by a local Sinn Fein councillor.

The Maamtrasna Murders, August 17 1882

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Early on Friday August 18 1882, John Collins, a tenant farmer, having heard disturbances during the night coming from his neighbours’ house, the Joyces, went to check if all was well. He must have feared the worst because he brought with him two neighbours, Mary and Margaret O’Brien. They discovered an appalling sight. Even today, when our senses have been hardened by so many atrocities, it was a scene of savage murder that cried to heaven. No mercy was shown to this unfortunate family.

 

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