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Living in Ireland during the mid 17th century was a frightening and a bloody time. Following the extreme political crisis that resulted in civil war in England, Ireland was plunged into a period of despair that would lead to the surrender of Galway, and the beginning of its gradual demise. The invasion by Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army, a ruthless exterminating machine, in 1649, led by Cromwell himself, not only destroyed all military opposition, besieged and ransacked towns, and imposed harsh penal laws on Catholic survivors, but it changed the demographic of the cities and lands with the resettlement of faithful Cromwellian generals, and their families. And in a new twist: tens of thousands of Irish people were transported to plantations in the West Indies, and elsewhere.
Comedians Francis Cronin, Joe Rooney, Karl Spain & a very special celebrity guest will bring the very best of Irish stand-up comedy to the stage to launch Rough Set Ireland 2019, at the legendary Roísín Dubh.
A special meeting dedicated to serving Defence Forces personnel to discuss their present public service pay conditions predicament is expected to be convened in August.
Kate Kenny, Professor of Business and Society at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway has just launched her new book, Whistleblowing: Toward a New Theory (Harvard University Press). An introduction to the book is provided by Dr Tom Clonan and Professor Ricca Edmondson.
Malachy Hand, Fianna Fáil candidate in the upcoming local elections for South Roscommon, Athlone LEA, hosted a meeting at Coffey’s Lounge, Lecarrow, on Monday evening at which Jack Chambers, TD, Fianna Fáil Frontbench Spokesperson on Defence, addressed the present Defence Forces crisis.
Commandant Leo Quinlan will deliver a public lecture in the Moore Institute at NUI Galway on the experience of his father, Commandant Pat Quinlan, in the historic Battle of Jadotville, 1961. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 9 April, at 5pm.
Grand Marshal of New York St Patrick’s Parade presented with iconic Michael Collins Rug from Foxford Woollen Mills
Mayo County Council was delighted to present the Grand Marshal of the New York City St Patrick’s Day parade, Brian O’Dwyer, with an iconic Foxford Woollen Mills Michael Collins Rug, at a function in New York on Friday March 15.
A unique event is to take place in Castlebar on February 23 next when a presentation is made on the Battle of Jadotville from the “Pen of Commandant Pat Quinlan” (Officer Commanding the Irish Troops at Jadotville in the Congo in 1961), as told by his son, Commandant Leo Quinlan.