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Joe Togher, a Galway volunteer

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Joe Togher was born in Headford on September 8, 1898. His father was a shopkeeper and his mother was from Carlow, and they had three more sons and a daughter. His father died when he was very young, so in 1910 his mother moved the family into Francis Street in Galway where she opened a small hotel (see photograph) to support them. She was very busy with the business so it was Joe’s sister Nell who looked after him. He went to ‘The Mon’ where a nationalistic Brother Leo was a major influence. Joe was a good oarsman, a champion sculler.

Mullingar citizens’ group launches a campaign for yes vote on Lisbon

Mullingar for Europe, a new independent group of Mullingar people committed to promoting a yes vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, has been launched in Mullingar. The launch event heard strong endorsements for ratification of the Treaty from former Leinster and Ireland rugby international Denis Hickie, businessman Pat Davitt, and professor Ciarán Ó Catháin.

 

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