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Sunday will see more than 20,000 pilgrims descend on Croagh Patrick for the annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage on Ireland's Holy Mountain.
When John Alcock and Arthur Brown crash-landed in Derrygilmlagh Bog, near Clifden, at 8.40am on June 15 1919, they had completed the first non-stop transatlantic flight, and ensured thei place in aviation history.
A total of 260 medical aircraft movements by the Irish Air Corps and Irish Coast Guard was recorded at University Hospital Galway's (UHG) helipad last year. The number represents 49 per cent of all medical helicopter missions in the State for 2018, which include emergency calls, transfers, and search and rescue.
A great grandson of Galway's World War I fighter ace Major Robert Gregory, Robin Murray Brown, read WB Yeats' famous poem An Irish Airman Foresees His Death in Belfast last Sunday. St Anne's Cathedral was filled to capacity for a service to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF), which succeeded the Royal Flying Corps in which Major Gregory flew. Major Gregory joined the war effort in 1916 and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. He was also awarded the Legion d’Honneur — France’s highest honour.