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Six Furey brothers did not return to Loughrea

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When it comes to the story of Galway and World War I there is no better man than William Henry. He came upon ‘the secrets in the attic shoe box’ some years ago when writing in a parish magazine he mentioned a relation of his in that war, and surprisingly opened a Pandora’s Box. People met him on the streets and told him that their grandfather, great-uncle, or cousin, or family friend also fought in that war. They had a box of their medals and uniform, letters or diaries somewhere at home.

Billy Quinn RIP - a great Galwegian clubman

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The rugby community in Galway is mourning the death this week of former Galwegians captain and coach and Connacht player, Billy Quinn, after a long and brave battle against illness.

Over 10,000 people expected to view important house contents auction

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This Sunday sees Matthews Auctioneers of Oldcastle, Co Meath sell by public auction one of the most interesting house contents in Ireland.

More than ten thousand people expected to view important house contents auction

This Sunday sees Matthews auctioneers of Oldcastle sell by public auction the contents of one of the most interesting houses Ireland — The Elms, Portarlington's grandest Georgian house, the contents of which reflect its ownership by just three families over 220 years.

A Claddagh family, one hundred and fifty years ago

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The title of this photograph is “A Claddagh Family” and it dates from c1865. It is from an album discovered some time ago in Chetham Library in Manchester in which all of the photographs are of locations in Galway city or county. It is interesting to note that a photograph of this exact group in a different pose, almost certainly taken on the same day, is in a different album in the National Library of Ireland. This second  image is titled “The King of the Claddagh” but we do not know his name.

Galwegians remember relatives who fought in Great War

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Cllr Terry O’Flaherty’s relative Bernard Laffey was the uncle of the late Bridie O’Flaherty, the former mayor of Galway city. Bernard was born in Clooncah, Woodlawn, and at the age of 20 was serving in the first battalion of the Irish Guards.

Cavan civil servant dies during Connemara mountain climb

The funeral took place yesterday of a father of three who died in a tragic accident during a mountaineering climb in Connemara at the weekend.

Sean Duggan - hurler, swimmer, friend

The first time I heard the name Sean Duggan was when my grandmother would scoff at the crowds walking the Salthill prom on a Sunday afternoon.

The lady who sold Coole Park

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Week III

Woman seeking relatives in the Sammon family

Angelea Murphy is trying to trace her family roots — the Sammon family.

 

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