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‘Beyond our wildest expectations’

Week III

‘Beyond our wildest expectations’

Week III

Roscommon rise to the Connacht challenge as family memories remain pertinent

I am unashamedly dwelling, in the beginning of this column, on the outright triumph of Roscommon in Salthill against Galway last Sunday. I was lucky in that I was at home and had nobody with me, which meant that I could enjoy with my own company the RTÉ coverage on Sunday afternoon.

A letter to Elsie

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Week II

‘A new breed of pilot emerged’

In April 1913, the Daily Mail offered £10,000 (about €500,000 today)

Alcock and Brown 100 celebrations in Clifden

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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.

Clifden celebrates its place in aviation history

Clifden soared into aviation history when John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown landed in the west of Ireland having completed the world's first transatlantic flight, and the town is set to celebrate again with a spectacular centenary commemoration.

‘Yesterday we were in America’ — Alcock and Brown 100 Festival launched to mark historic feat

The ‘Alcock and Brown 100’ Festival to celebrate the centenary next year of one of the greatest feats of early aviation — the first non-stop transatlantic flight in history, completed by John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown in 1919, was launched this week in Dublin.

Filmmakers asked to back movie on Alcock and Brown’s historic flight ahead of 2019 centenary

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A Dublin author is appealing to Irish filmmakers to progress a proposed movie on John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown’s first non-stop 1919 Atlantic flight from St John’s, Newfoundland to Clifden.

 

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