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Four weddings and a mutiny – India 1920
On 28 June 1920, members of the Connaught Rangers Regiment stationed at Wellington Barracks, Jullundur in Punjab, mutinied in protest against the activities of the British Army in Ireland. The irony of their stance as members of a colonial occupying army was, it would seem, lost on them. Two men took the protest to the Connaught Rangers company at Solon Barracks the next day. On the evening of 1 July, a group armed with bayonets attempted to take weapons from the magazine fort at Solon. The guard opened fire, killing a mutineer and an innocent man. The protest started peacefully at both locations—orders were ignored, tricolours were flown, Sinn Féin rosettes were worn, and rebel songs were sung. Sixty-one men were convicted of mutiny. Fourteen were sentenced to death, but only one, James Joseph Daly, was executed. Those imprisoned were released in 1923. Ballina man James J. Devers, one of the Solon mutineers, was among those released. Devers enlisted in 1918.
Stuck for summer plans? Have you considered a home swap?
Stuck for summer plans? Have you considered a home swap? as the solution?
As the summer approaches many of us are making final decisions on where we will be spending the holidays this year. Unfortunately, accommodation prices are at record levels and availability is limited throughout the country.
‘From a Low and Quiet Sea’ to soon perform at Roscommon Arts Centre
Decadent Theatre Company and Galway Arts Centre Present Donal Ryan’s From a Low and Quiet Sea At Roscommon Arts Centre on Tuesday, May 16, at 8pm.
Brad Heidi and All Of Eden call on Galway support in Irish Music Month bursary award
Galway music fans, it's time to step up and vote for your local superstar!
Crime World show coming to Galway
Crime World, the weekly Sunday World podcast about criminals, drugs and the sins of the underworld hosted by investigative journalist Nicola Tallant, is coming to life with Omertà: A journey into the dark heart of Ireland’s criminal underworld – and the murders that shatter its sacred code.
Why Do Girls Give Up Sport? Panel discussion at the Westside Library on Saturday 25 February 2023 at 11am
Why do girls give up sport?
Monsignor McAlpine would not take orders from boys he had baptised
After sporadic fighting in Galway during the summer of 1922, and the occupation of some buildings in the town, including the old RIC barracks in Eglington Street, and the former Connaught Ranger barracks at Renmore, the anti-Treaty forces withdrew into Connermara, and into the east Galway countryside.
Emma Doran brings new show, MAD, Isn’t It?, to Galway Comedy Festival
EMMA DORAN describes herself as a “comedian, mother, chancer”, but in reality, as the Irish Independent said, she is “one of the hottest young stars in Irish comedy”.
The attack on Clifden, ‘something of this sort…’
Under the heading ‘Panic in the town last night’ The Connacht Tribune told the story of the attack on Clifden on March 19 1921: ‘Following the shooting of RIC Constable Reynolds, and the wounding of Constable Sweeney (who was to die from his wounds some hours later), at Clifden last night, panic reigned in the town and nine of the principal houses were burned.