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For a while Galway dreamed of greatness

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“...give me your tired, your poor,

The extraordinary Fr Peter Daly walks on to the Galway Stage

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In the early decades of the 19th century fortunes were made in giving hundreds of thousands of emigrants safe passage to America. As the decades slipped by the numbers grew into millions. Liverpool had the main transatlantic business for these two islands, but Galway, situated some 300 miles closer to America, and with the onset of powerful steam-driven ships, believed that a better and quicker service could be provided.

A hero’s welcome in New York for first Galway Line ship

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The unfortunate collision of the Indian Empire into the well marked Margaretta Rock in the middle of Galway Bay was a blow to the newly established Galway Line. But by no means was it a knockout. Galway’s vaulting ambition to open a new ‘highway between the old and new worlds’ took on an even more determined energy. The exploitation of steam-power, driving ever bigger ships and faster trains, led to wild speculation as to what could be achieved even from Galway, in the middle of the 19th century.

Mayo get the job done at their ease against Leitrim

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Mayo waltzed into the Connacht Senior Football Championship final without having to break a sweat against Leitrim in MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon.

The saga of the great ship continues

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During the last week of October 1860 members of the crew of the Connaught began to return to Galway. On October 28 the first to arrive came by train ‘where a large number of people on that afternoon were at the station to welcome them back.’

A summer to remember from 25 years ago

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"It was just fun to be with them and they were great lads and you couldn't ask any more" - is how 25 years on Martin Carney remembers the Mayo u21 team of 1995, that were beaten by Kerry in an All Ireland final replay that summer.

Another defeat in Cardiff frustrates Connacht Rugby boss

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A timely focus shift to the Six Nations, and Connacht's hopes of having some representation on the Ireland team, will give Andy Friend's squad a short window to review, rest and reassess their PRO14 season, and in particular their latest 8-7 defeat to Cardiff.

History is on Connacht's side when they face Bordeaux for a European quarter-final

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There is no rest for Connacht Rugby in their bid to achieve Champions Cup rugby this season. Still in the hunt in two competitions, they now return to Bordeaux where they became the first Irish team to win on French soil.

History on Connacht's side when they face Bordeaux in key Euro fixture

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There is no rest for Connacht Rugby in their bid to achieve Champions Cup rugby this season. Still in the hunt in two competitions, they now return to Bordeaux where they became the first Irish team to win on French soil.

Connacht take on Lam’s Bears in final trial

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Connacht Rugby head to Bristol for a reunion with former coach Pat Lam and captain John Muldoon, looking to make it a hat-trick of pre-season wins.

 

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