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A young girl carried the scars of war

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In an attempt to bring some normality into their lives following the traumatic years of the War of Independence, and the Civil War, Professor Tom Dillon, and his wife Geraldine (nee Plunkett), moved their five children to Dangan House, about three miles north of Galway town, close to the River Corrib. It is now a flourishing garden nursery, run by the busy Cunningham family and staff, but in the late 1920s it was a rambling two-storeyed manor house with shallow steps leading to a wide front door. Their father bought a cow, and chickens ran wild in the yard. In many ways it was an ideal home to bring up a lively young family, but understandably the terrors and the residue of those early years still bore heavily on the children. Politics was still a dominant player in their lives.

Des Keogh - exploring G B Shaw’s many amours in My Fair Ladies

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THE INIMITABLE Des Keogh comes to the Town Hall next week with My Fair Ladies, a new play which he has written and performs about the many women in the extraordinary life of George Bernard Shaw.

Four Buccaneers players in Ireland squads

Four Buccaneers players have been named in Ireland squads for the forthcoming RBS Six Nations championships. Robbie Henshaw is, of course, already a key component of Joe Schimdt’s senior squad, while a trio of even younger Buccs - Rory Moloney, Stephen McVeigh, and Cian Romaine - have been included in the Ireland u20 squad by coach Nigel Carolan. Their first outing is an away game against Italy on February 6, and they tackle champions France in an Electric Ireland fixture at Dubarry Park, Athlone on Friday February 13.

Thirty nine stories from south Galway

Before the cattle marts took over the selling of livestock and farm produce, that important aspect  of farming took place on fair days. The main street or the square of the town would become a heaving mass of people, animals, carts and stalls. The marts offered a point for disease control, and traceability that eventually became the norm. But before that, to pass through a town on a fair day was to witness  rural Ireland in full flow. Fairs were busy, messy, and lively occasions, and  very much looked forward to by both the shop keeping  and farming communities. There was a May Fair, an August Fair and another around December 8. Not only were animals bought and sold, but friends met, couples exchanged glances; clothes and boots were bought, and glasses of porter sealed a deal.

BBQ to kick off Buccs season

A start-of-season club BBQ for Buccaneers Rugby Club takes place at The Bounty this Saturday September 6. This is an ideal opportunity for all members and their spouses, partners, and families to renew acquaintance or make new friends pre-season.

Win tickets to Friday’s u20 Six Nations game

Ireland kick off a trio of Electric Ireland u20 Six Nations Championship home matches in Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Friday week, January 31 when they face Scotland. Wales arrive the following weekend, Friday February 7 with Italy the visitors for the final fixture on Friday March 7.

Buccs meet Dungannon at home this weekend

Top of the bill this weekend for Buccaneers supporters is the Saturday night Ulster Bank League division 1B clash at home to Dungannon. This floodlit game kicks off in Dubarry Park, Athlone at 7pm.

Ireland play Italy in Athlone tonight!

Ireland bid to make it three wins out of three in this season’s u20 Six Nations Championship when they take on Italy at Dubarry Park, Athlone, tonight, Friday, at 7pm.

Funeral held following farm death

The funeral has taken place of Stephen Gannon, the Roscommon farmer whose life was claimed in a farming accident earlier this week.

Family affair at the Linenhall

Top Irish violinist Geraldine O’Grady and her daughter and fellow-violinist Oonagh Keogh join forces for a very special concert the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm. Geraldine O’Grady has been in the forefront of Irish music since she graduated from the Paris Conservatoire with the coveted Premier Prix and First Place, and has had a distinguished international career as recitalist and soloist with major symphony orchestras. Geraldine’s daughter, Oonagh Keogh, is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and has an honours MA from the University of Limerick. She has performed extensively as a soloist and is a member of the much-acclaimed Irish Chamber Orchestra.

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