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Families say goodbye to loved ones going to Lebanon

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“Daddy, daddy,” cried a little girl as the men and women of the 107th Infantry Battalion completed a walk-past at Custume Barracks on Wednesday afternoon.

Mahoney in awe at 'sacred' nature of Irish theatre

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Since its earliest days, one of the defining characteristics of the Galway Arts Festival is the way it has forged strong friendships with its featured performers and invited them back for repeat visits.

Fatal bypass crash claims soldier’s life

A Mullingar-based soldier who served two tours of duty abroad with the United Nations and was engaged to be married, was killed in a two-car collision on Saturday June 25 at the N52 junction outside of Belvedere House.

In his nineties Mick reflects on his life during WW2

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Two Bennettsbridge men who have just celebrated their 90th birthdays recalled for me their involvement in what many people refer to as Dad’s Army, but which to them was a highly motivated force that stood between Ireland’s freedom and occupation by a foreign power.

Political football

What is it about soccer and Galway politicians? Terryland is so full of them that Galway United’s home ground could nearly be regarded as the ‘second council chamber’!

Unexpected visitors during World War II

Shortly after dawn on Saturday, September 16 1944, Michael Conneely, a bachelor of 55 years was asleep in his cottage at Ailleabreach, Ballyconneely, when loud banging on his door woke him. He shouted ‘who’s there?’ The storm of the previous two days had abated but he couldn’t make out what the voice said. Grabbing a pitchfork, he slowly opened to door. Outside were two men, wet to the skin, in deep distress. Michael put the pitchfork to the throat of the first man: ‘Who are you?


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