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Liam Mellows - tragic hero of 1916

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‘Laughter and fun never deserted them’.

Early on Easter Monday morning, April 24 1916, the Galway Volunteers sprang into action. It was a chaotic beginning to the rebellion which hoped to see a nation-wide rising of fully armed and committed men and women seizing control of the country. We know, however, the capture of the ship Aud, with its weapons, explosives and ammunition, off the Kerry coast on Good Friday, prompted the Dublin leadership to cancel the Rising. The order was ignored by Padraic Pearse and others, who had the benefit of arms imported into Howth two years previously. They took over key positions throughout Dublin city, which they held for six days.

‘Laughter and fun never deserted them’.

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MEP candidate McHugh stalls campaign to fight wildfire

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When a wildfire broke out on Achill island on Easter Monday, Saoirse McHugh, Green Party MEP candidate for Midlands-North-West, felt she had no choice but to join the firefight.

An Easter weekend to remember as Paula is named fashion favourite

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Athlone native, Paula Gannon, had an Easter weekend to remember when she was awarded the ‘Most Stylish Lady’ at the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse Racecourse.

Easter treats in Athenry

Athenry has an Easter treat for Galwegians this weekend at the town's Heritage Centre.

KAVA artists explore why Earth Matters

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EARTH DAY, the annual event involving 193 countries demonstrating support for environmental protection, takes place on Monday April 22, and among the Galway events will be an exhibition in Kinvara.

Plaque honouring those who fought with Éamonn Ceannt in 1916, unveiled at city museum

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A bronze plaque, dedicated to those who served under Galwayman and 1916 Proclamation signatory Éamonn Ceannt, in Dublin during the Easter Rising, was recently unveiled at the Galway City Museum.

‘Much that I would like to say must go unsaid.’

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On December 7 1922, Pádraic Ó Máille TD and his friend Sean Hales TD of Cork, walked out of a hotel on Ormonde Quay, by Dublin’s river Liffy. They just had lunch, and were on their way back to the Dáil in Leinster House, a short drive away. Ó Máille, Galway city and Connemara’s first TD, had been appointed Leas Ceann Comhairle (deputy speaker ).

Road renamed in honour of Elliot sisters

 

 

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