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Twelve Mayo projects in Built Heritage Investment Scheme

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Twelve Mayo projects have been included in the Built Heritage Scheme for 2021, announced by Minister of State Malcolm Noonan, as part of a €3m funding scheme for 477 built heritage projects provided by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in association with the 31 Local Authorities

‘I could not think of marrying such a barbarian.’

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In 1839 Catherine Cohalan, from Aughrim Co Galway, was abducted from her home by a man named James Cohalan probably a cousin. Here her seizure had been agreed by the couple beforehand because Catherine did not want to marry Michael Campbell, a man whom her father had arranged for her to marry the following week.

Heritage video launched on Holy Trinity Graveyard in Mount Temple

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The Mount Temple Holy Trinity Graveyard Group launched its second series of videos last weekend which further celebrates the heritage in the townlands of Mount Temple, Baylin and Moydrum areas.

Was Bodkin’s severed hand a call to Rome?

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Not only was the saintly Warden Bodkin’s hand in perfect shape and colour despite being lying in a vault for more than 140 years, when it was returned it was crudely ‘cut into pieces, the fingers off from the palm, split into pieces up to the wrist. The skin had been cut off at the breast’. Who could have done this sacrilegious deed? was it a fanatic Catholic seeking a return of St Nicholas’ Collegiate church to the Roman rite; or was it just an act of outrageous vandalism?

Seven wonders

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I was asked a question some time ago that stopped me in my tracks, “What, for you, would be the seven wonders of Galway?” It made me think long and hard and I decided to draw up a list. It might be the sunrise on the bay on December mornings, the sunset on the bay on November evenings, the atmosphere on the streets, hearing Irish spoken on the streets, the Druid, An Taidhbhearc, the Pádraic Ó Conaire statue, the tower at Blackrock, the Saturday market, the River Walk, Lynch’s Castle, the Arts Festival, Galway oysters, the Garden of Remembrance, Cúirt, and so on. All of these are important to me, a source of joy to me, parts of the fabric that make up this city I am proud to live in.

Plaudits for Schmidt despite rugby loss as Brexit charade continues to play out

Last Saturday, like many of our readers, I put aside to watch two main items on television : 1) the rugby quarter-final, Ireland versus the All Blacks, and 2) the proceedings in Westminster when Boris Johnson would endeavour to bring in his settlement with Europe.

Galway University Hospitals to hold annual ecumenical memorial service tonight

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Galway University Hospital’s [UHG and Merlin Park ] End of Life Care Committee will hold its annual ecumenical memorial service on Thursday September 12 at 7pm at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.

Galway University Hospitals to hold annual ecumenical memorial service

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Galway University Hospital’s [UHG and Merlin Park ] End of Life Care Committee will hold its annual ecumenical memorial service on Thursday September 12 at 7pm at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.

The Parochial School

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This is the time of the year when children are preparing to go back to school, a time when many of us would think back to our own schooldays, the happiest days of our lives.

Funeral of Valerie French-Kilroy takes place

The funeral of Valerie French-Kilroy took place yesterday in her native Cork.

 

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