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An Bearna

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In 1928, Galway Urban Council prosecuted a Mr James McHugh from Bohermore for failing to comply with a notice requiring him to remove his butcher’s stall at Kingshill, Salthill, on the grounds that he had built it without authority, beyond the alignment of the adjacent houses. In fact, Mr McHugh had already sent the council a letter requesting permission to build the stall but those on the council were not yet aware of their powers at the time, and their solicitors had advised them that they, the council, did not have any control over the erection of such structures. Though they did not approve of the stall, they had failed to notify Mr McHugh. The case went in and out of court but the stall stayed where it was.

Ulysses - and gun fire in Galway

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Nora’s last visit to Galway in April 1922 did not go well. Galway, as well as the country, was caught up in a deadly Civil War. The anti -Treaty forces had occupied the Connaught Rangers’ Barracks, Renmore, while the pro- Treaty forces occupied the Great Southern Hotel. The Galway to Dublin train was regularly fired upon from the barracks. There were sporadic gun fights around the Custom House, and the Masonic hall, as both sides struggled for possession. It was a dangerous time and people were fearful.

Funeral of Fr John McCormack to take place tomorrow

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The funeral of Fr John McCormack, Parish Priest of Breaffy, Castlebar, will take place tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, at 12 noon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Roundfort, with burial afterwards in Roundfort Cemetery.

Farmer Michael and Kathleen at The Prince of Wales Hotel

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Fresh from their first ever UK tour in which they sold out eleven shows including two at the Southport Comedy Festival and three back to back St. George’s Hall shows in Liverpool a city in which they have gained cult status due to their hilarious Everton videos which have led to them being hailed as comedy ambassadors for the club, Farmer Michael and Kathleen make a welcome return to The Prince of Wales Hotel with their highly comedic live show on Saturday, April 18.

Nicole looks to be Mayo's latest Rose to bloom

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It's going to be a very special week for the Loughlin family from Shrule.

June 6 – The day democracy returned to Europe

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The battle for Normandy June-August 1944, launched on D-Day exactly 75 years ago, marked, after Stalingrad, the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany. It was a major battle. The Allies suffered 209,672 casualties of whom 36,796 were killed. Some 28,000 Allied airman were lost in the months preceding and during the campaign.

Galway Observer, May 27, 1922

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“On Thursday night a crowd numbering several thousand assembled inside the Square, and two men set to work sawing at the base of life-size bronze monument of Lord Dunkellin, a brother of the notorious landlord, Lord Clanricarde of Portumna. In a scene reminiscent of the downfall of Saddam Hussain’s statue in Baghdad, shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a rope was fastened around Dunkellin’s neck, and with a mighty pull, down it fell amidst great applause.”

Achill Island RNLI pays tribute to lifeboat volunteer and friend Mattie Stafford

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Achill Island RNLI has paid tribute to fellow lifeboat volunteer and friend Mattie Stafford, of Slievemore, following his untimely death.

Snow covered Salthill

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This wintry photograph of part of Salthill was probably taken during the war as there are no vehicle tracks in the snow, indeed there are no vehicles to be seen. The shop on the right was built by a Miss Burke who came here from Castlerea in 1935. It was a grocery and sweet shop with advertisements on the wall outside for plug tobacco.

'The Staircase has given me a platform to talk about issues I care about'

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Fans of the gripping Netflix courtroom documentary, The Staircase, are in for a treat when defence attorney David Rudolf comes to the Town Hall Theatre this month to discuss the case and issues arising from it.

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