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Familiar foes paired for football semi-finals

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The final four of the Claregalway Hotel Galway Senior Football Championship has been decided following a feast of football last weekend.

Long time coming - The Brno Chairs debut album arrives

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ANYONE WHO was involved in the Galway city music scene - either as a musician or as a fan - throughout the noughties, will have come across Bushy, aka Kenneth Coyne, and his band The Brno Chairs.

Up close and personal with Gallagher Galway!

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There has been a lot in the news recently about the COVID haircut. Barbers nationwide saw all shades of wild and wonderful on their customers return to the barber chair. The 3 months forced haircut sabbatical meant a lot of men saw the extra hair growth as an opportunity to perhaps change hairstyle. But what haircut to choose is the quandary!

Ballina features in Fleadh Cheoil 1995-2000 on TG4

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A six part series started on TG4 last Sunday tracing some of the historic highs of Fleadh Cheoils from 1995 TO 2000 and also included in the series, will be the two years in the 1990s when the Fleadh came to Ballina.

Another Chapter Begins for Caiseal Gaels

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The 12th of July 2020 will remain long in the memory of the small band of local hurling enthusiasts from the Carracastle, Kilmovee, Ballaghaderreen and Charlestown area – the day that their club Caiseal Gaels - played their first adult hurling challenge game against close neighbours Tourlestrane of Sligo.

A time when grass grew on Galway streets

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It is generally agreed that the treaty signed between the Williamite general de Ginkel, and the Irish/Jacobian Patrick Sarsfield, on October 9 1691 in Limerick, was a very satisfactory military outcome for both sides, but not a satisfactory outcome for Catholic Ireland who, with the loss of her armies, was left at the mercy of a vengeful Protestant parliament.

Galway awaits its fate in ‘a state of nervousness and excitement’

Following the victory of King William’s army at Aughrim July 12 1691, the people of Galway awaited their fate in fear and uncertainty. William’s Dutch general Godert de Ginkel, had moved from his headquarters at Athenry, and was now on his way to subdue the town. He had shown ruthless determination in his dealings with the Irish Jacobite army; the citizens must have expected nothing less.

Treachery at Aughrim

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The last conventional battle in Irish history was fought on Sunday July 12 1691 at Aughrim, Co Galway. It was by far the bloodiest. In less than 8 hours approximately 8,000 men were killed. Six thousand of them were Irish Jacobites.

The man from New York

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The first time Lady Gregory met John Quinn was on Sunday August 31 1902 at a Feis Ceol she had partly organised in the memory of Ó Raifteirí the poet. The occasion also marked Lady Gregory’s first steps into the Celtic revival movement which would absorb her energies throughout her long life, and define her reputation for ever.

Focus on a return to primary school education as Government formation talks persist

I want to especially say hello and Godspeed to people who, like myself, have come out of lockdown and who are experiencing the bit of freedom, small as it is, which we have now got.

 

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