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The participants in the Galway Rising of April 1916 anticipated their arrest and humiliation. During Easter Week, while the rebels were attacking police stations in parts of east Galway, and threatening an invasion of the town, the RIC was quick to round up all the usual suspects. They were easily recognised. Their public training, and their interruptions of recruitment meetings made them well known to the police. They were loaded into open-top vehicles and paraded ‘for the entertainment of the townsfolk’. Volunteer Frank Hardiman remembered being set upon and beaten by rowdies at a number of places, and pelted with mud by the town’s inhabitants.
Curves has announced the launch of its annual food drive, calling women across the country to donate a bag of non-perishable groceries to charities in need of a little extra help during these tougher economic times. This great community initiative is open to existing and non-Curves members, with an added bonus for those who have not yet joined. Curves will waive its joining fee for any new member who donates a bag of groceries at her local club during the first two weeks of April.
A UK male breast cancer survivor will begin a 130 mile walk across Ireland tomorrow (Thursday) to raise funds for a British breast cancer prevention charity.
The Irish dance group Mystic Force, semi-finalists in the Sky One show Got to Dance, will make a special appearance at the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) St Valentine’s Ball on Saturday night at The Ardilaun Hotel.
While most of us will be readying ourselves for the tried and tested turkey/ham/spuds Christmas Day combination, there are now more alternatives available in Galway than ever before. Our markets – both the St Nicholas' weekly market and the 'Christkindlmarkt' in Eyre Square – our restaurants and food emporiums now offer a broad array of options for those of us not brimming over with joie de vivre at the prospect of a week of heavy duty turkey consumption.
An American deep-ocean shipwreck exploration company is set to begin a massive salvage operation to recover £70 million of silver which went down aboard a British cargo steamer during World War II 300 miles off the coast of Galway.
Big feeds of colcannon and sausages, a profound self-belief, and a rigorous training routine that would have put the old East German Athletic Association to shame!
Used cars are the biggest issue in motoring right now. The country is awash with used cars with stocks having built up to worrying proportions over the past 12 months or so.
Llyods TSB last week agreed a $22.2 billion deal for HBOS after the company lost half its market value.