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It's going to be a very special week for the Loughlin family from Shrule.
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.
“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 has paid tribute to fellow lifeboat volunteer and friend Mattie Stafford, of Slievemore, following his untimely death.
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.
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.
Patrick O’Brien was born in Waterdale, Claregalway in 1895. He joined the volunteers in 1914 and did drilling and training in arms for active operations.
Currently running on Wednesday nights on TG4 is a riveting new documentary series, Finné (Witness), made by Galway’s Magamedia, which shows the human side of Irish stories that have made the headlines over the past 50 years.
Following the success of ‘The 2 Johnnies’ recent appearance at The Prince, Athlone, comedy returns to the popular venue next month with Farmer Michael and Kathleen taking to the stage on September 28 at the ever popular Church Street venue.
Athlone’s Civic Offices hosted an open evening with the Commission on the Future of Policing last Thursday, kicking off a programme of nationwide events designed to allow members of the public, local community groups and other interested stakeholders to have their opinions heard.