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The Sisters of Bon Secours who ran the Tuam Mother and Baby's Home for almost 40 years said last evening that they did not live up to their Christianity when doing so, adding that they also acknowledge that the manner in which infants were buried at the home was deeply disrespectful.
‘Well what do you have to say to Jim now after all our little squabbles he could not live without me for a month can you imagine my joy when I received a telegram from London a week after Jim and georgie on their way’…….wrote Nora in her unpunctuated flow of words, to her partner’s sister Eileen from her mother’s home in Bowling Green, in July 1912.
HE WAS Ireland’s first literary celebrity; he moved in exciting political and artistic circles; he was a best selling writer; a political satirist; a biographer, and above all a celebrated lyricist, admired by Hector Berlioz.
Baker’s Hotel and Billiard Rooms on Eyre Street was run by Captain Baker who had served with the British army during the war. It was much frequented by the Black and Tans, some of whom (including Edward Crumm) stayed there. Baker’s daughter Eileen, who had recently saved a little boy named Hennessy from drowning in the canal, gave evidence at the military enquiry into the death of Constable Crumm. The local volunteers suspected her of being too friendly with the Tans, and because of that she had a startling experience on the morning of September 18, 1920.
A Mayo woman won prizes totalling €37,000 when she appeared on the National Lottery TV game show Winning Streak last Saturday.
ONE OF the landmark events of 1980s Irish politics is brought to vivid theatrical life in Haughey/Gregory, by Colin Murphy, which plays the Town Hall Theatre next week.
“On Thursday night a crowd numbering several thousand assembled inside the Square, and two men set to work sawing at the base of life-size bronze monument of Lord Dunkellin, a brother of the notorious landlord, Lord Clanricarde of Portumna. In a scene reminiscent of the downfall of Saddam Hussain’s statue in Baghdad, shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a rope was fastened around Dunkellin’s neck, and with a mighty pull, down it fell amidst great applause.”
Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh has been nominated by Fine Gael to contest the Midlands North-West constituency for the European Elections alongside the party's sitting MEP Mairead McGuinness.
Well I’m only coming together now after a very packed weekend. On Saturday, I had been invited to speak at the 30th Colmcille Winter School. The man in charge of it, Martin Egan, had emailed me in early December asking would I speak, and I agreed long before I knew the date of the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which was also last Saturday. Anyway, I had given my confirmation that I would be there, so of course I couldn’t break that.
Former Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh has been nominated by Fine Gael to contest the Midlands North-West constituency for the European Elections alongside the parties sitting MEP Mariead McGuinness.