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The Irish ‘Dockwallopers’ win famous victory for the Confederates

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By the late summer of 1861, the city of Houston had become a hive of activity, and excitement. Texas and a further 11 southern states had withdrawn, or seceded, from the United States. Now groups of volunteers crowded into Houston to answer the call to arms. As well as recruitment queues and military bands, there were concerts and parties. Ballrooms were packed. Apparently, southern girls never looked prettier, nor young men handsomer in their new uniforms. There was an air of intense animation, and pride. An officer class quickly emerged, many of them adding personal flourishes to their uniform. The new Confederate ‘Bonnie Blue’ flag was unfurled to cheers and impassioned speeches.

Swimming clubs fear Leisureland to stay closed until 2015

Leisureland swimming pool will remain closed to the public until October or November, meaning Galway’s summing clubs are set for another nine months of having to suspend classes.

Burke warns of ‘financial gridlock’ for Galway SMEs

“Financial gridlock” awaits small and medium business across Galway if the local banks do not start “providing proper support for business”.

Burke calls for overhaul of Knocknacarra bus services

Fianna Fáil candidate for the Galway City West Ward, David Burke, has called for a complete overhaul of bus services provided by Bus Eireann in the Knocknacarra area and has criticised the delay in installing bus shelters at popular collection points at Cotters Shop on the Shangort Road and also at Joyce’s Supermarket.

Galway hurlers prepare for rematch with Kilkenny

Following their 1-20 to 1-12 win over Limerick last Sunday in the league quarter-finals, Anthony Cunningham's charges will face Kilkenny at the same venue in a semi-final double-header on Easter Sunday (April 20).

Connolly threatens non-co-operation with city manager over community centres

An outspoken city councillor is threatening to “refuse to cooperate with the city manager” if he proceeds to privatise the Knocknacarra and Ballinfoile community centres.

Calls for CCTV cameras for Salthill and Knocknacarra

CCTV cameras should be installed in “trouble spots” in Salthill and Knocknacarra as a way of both tackling and discouraging anti-social behaviour.

Will FF and SF benefit most on polling day?

With the Galway City Council being expanded from 15 seats to 18, all parties look set to increase their representation in City Hall, with Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin possibly benefiting most.

Burke demands City Hall deal with derelict tennis courts

City Hall officials must start paying heed to the solutions Monalee Heights residents are putting forward on dealing with the local tennis courts which have lain derelict for the past 15 years.

Ballyhaunis gig on pedal-powered Irish tour

A young singer/songwriter from Kildare is stopping off in Ballyhaunis on a novel music tour of Ireland to pedal-up some publicity for his debut album.

 

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