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John Hosty, 1916 veteran

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For John Hosty from Shantalla, the ‘physical force’ movement originated some time before 1910 with the publication of The United Irishman, a newspaper which kept a lot of young people from following ‘the constitutional movement’. When the 1913 Oireachtas was held in Galway, Seán McDermott used the occasion to swear in a number of young Galwegians to the IRB, and from then on they did all they could against the Irish Party, including distributing anti-enlisting literature at all hours of the night.

Weather plays its part as Galway Food Festival gets bigger and better

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More than chocolate was on offer for the estimated 78,000 visitors who satisfied their culinary appetite at the fourth Galway Food Festival over the Easter weekend.

Some Easter motivation from the weight loss experts

Easter, and the inevitable abundance of chocolate eggs and hot cross buns, does not necessarily mean all of your weight loss plans have to go ‘on hold’ during the holiday.

Beats & Pieces launches @ The Loft

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BEATS & PIECES, the new clubnight with DJs Anthony Collins and Ferg, has its opening night on Easter Sunday in The Loft, formerly Kelly’s, Bridge Street, at 11pm.

Foxhall to host weekend of activities to raise funds for Hospice

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A local committee, based at Tierney’s Foxhall, will host a major fund-raising effort in aid of Galway and Mayo Hospice Services culminating in an Easter weekend packed with events. Over the last few weeks the dedicated volunteers of the committee have been selling tickets and raising sponsorship.

Athlone Castle invites you to explore the castle this Easter

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre has an egg-citing event coming up on Easter Sunday April 5. From 12.30-2.30pm all Easter bunnies are invited to take part in the Athlone Castle Easter Treasure Hunt.

Community Skratch Games 2015

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BATTLE HARDENED world champions in vinyl manipulation and ‘skratching’, experimental turntable musicians, and new names on the scene will converge on Galway next week for the ninth annual Community Skratch Games.

Ballina battle bravely but come up short

Despite a very brave effort in Monastery Field, Ballina came up just short on a scoreline of 12-11 against Connemara on Tuesday afternoon when they lost out to an injury time drop goal from the boot of Shane Sweeney which sealed the league title for the Gaeltacht All Blacks, but confirmed that Ballina will now have to battle for survival in Division 1A of the Connacht Junior League in the promotion/relegation play-off.

Westport land final spot as Castlebar and Ballina bow out

An all Mayo final in this year’s Connacht Junior Cup was the prospect on Sunday morning, but by the time the late afternoon sun started to descend over Clew Bay, only the side from the shores of the bay were left standing in the competition.

Eamonn Corbett and 1916

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Eamonn Corbett came from Kileeneenbeg near Clarinbridge. He was associated with the Volunteer movement in County Galway from 1914 onwards. After the Redmondite split he gave valuable assistance in organising the Volunteers throughout the county, and in 1915 he was assisting Liam Mellows while training the various companies in the Brigade area.


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