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Tomás Bán Concannon was born on Inis Meáin 150 years ago on November 16, 1870, the son of Páidin Concannon and Annie Faherty. He was called ‘bán’ because of his blond hair and to differentiate him from other neighbours of the same name. He was educated on the island and, unusually for an islander, in the Monastery School in Galway. When he was 15 his brother brought him to America where he went to a number of colleges and attended Eastman College in New York where he graduated with an MA in accountancy. He spent some time working in a business selling rubber stamps, then in his brother’s vineyard in California, and he later set up a business in Mexico. It was there he came across a journal called Gaodhal published by Conradh na Gaeilge in the US. So he learned to read and write in Irish in Mexico.
As further businesses within the community prepare to reopen next week, Athlone Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling upon members of the public to support local at this time.
ST PETERS 3 MAREE/ORANMORE 2
Galway senior hurlers require two positive results from their remaining home fixtures, starting on Sunday against Cork in Pearse Stadium (2pm).
Eight Mayo sides made their way into the last 32 of the Connacht Junior Cup last weekend, with at least one more to join them and potentially another to make it ten, when two games which didn't go ahead last weekend take place over the next few days.