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JKF - 50th Anniversary of presidential Visit to Galway

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It lasted only an hour, but for a generation of Galwegians it was a momentous occasion, one that gave a city and a population emerging from the oppressive 1950s, a much needed boost of confidence. It was the day US president John F Kennedy came to visit.

An hour to remember

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It is hard to believe that president John F Kennedy’s visit to Galway only lasted one hour. It was timed with military precision and yet JFK seemed remarkably relaxed and enjoying himself thoroughly throughout. He landed by helicopter in the Sportsground where he was met by the mayor, Paddy Ryan, a group of schoolgirls from the Mercy National School all dressed in green white and gold, some members of the American legion, and a crowd of enthusiastic onlookers.

Stuart Neville - spies, Nazis, and Charles J Haughey

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FORMER NAZIS and Nazi collaborators resident in Ireland are being taken out one by one by an enigmatic hit squad, but this is a only a warning to the man they are really after - SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny.

Mayor hopeful Kennedy clan will mark JFK50 celebrations in city in summer

Members of the Kennedy clan are to be invited to Galway next summer to take part in the celebrations honouring the 50th anniversary of the visit of President John F Kennedy to the city in June 1963.

The Irish-American vote

The Irish-American vote used to be a sure thing. If you were Irish-American, you voted Democrat. It was as simple as that. When I was growing up in 1950s Chicago, Republicans were like another species. An analogy from Baseball. As a Chicagoan, you supported either the White Sox or the Cubs. It was a tribal thing. My family were White Sox fans. So I was a White Sox fan. Cubs fans, on the other hand, were weird. Why would anyone support the Cubs? In much the same way, Republicans were weird too. Why would anyone support the Republicans? If you were Irish-American, even to pose the question bordered on the ridiculous.

New Mayor O’Flaherty wants Queen to visit Galway

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and US President Barrack Obama should be invited to come back to Ireland and include Galway on their itinerary according to new Mayor Terry O’Flaherty.

Mayo JCI winners go forward to national awards

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Four Mayo winners have been selected in the JCI Mayo and Mayo Advertiser TOYP Awards in association with AIB Bank Claremorris, as follows — Aisling Neary, Dara Calleary, Darren Cawley, and Olwen Dawe, who will now go forward to the national awards.

St Patrick’s Brass Band celebrates centenary with charity concert

Galway’s St Patrick’s Brass Band will celebrate its 100th birthday with a special concert in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church tomorrow at 7.30pm.

President Obama invited to Mayo sheep shearing event

US president Barack Obama has been invited to a sheep shearing event in Mayo during his whistle-stop tour of Ireland next month.

I’ll be coming to Ireland in three months, Obama tells Kenny

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US President Barack Obama has confirmed to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, at a St Patrick’s Day reception in the White House, that he is to visit Ireland in May and it is hoped that he will come west as part of that trip. Former US President John F Kennedy visited Galway during his reign in office in 1963 and Galway City councillor Padraig Conneely extended the same invitation to President Obama during a visit to the US in 2009.


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