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WRITERS FROM Galway, Dublin, Cork, and Belfast will read at The Over The Edge March Writers’ Gathering in the The Kitchen, Galway City Museum, Friday March 13 at 8pm.
There are among you people who can remember exactly where you were when Kennedy was shot down in Dallas, when Diana died in that tunnel in Paris, where you heard about the horrors of 9/11, when Michael Jackson was rushed by ambulance to the hospital in Los Angeles. They were all events that marked out our lives, momentous you could call them, just as we will no doubt all remember where we were when this week we heard that Eamon O Cuiv was to make the most difficult decision of his life...and stay in Fianna Fail.
This year Bank of Ireland marks the 175th anniversary of its establishment in Ballinasloe. Founded in 1783, and set up in Ballinasloe in 1836, Bank of Ireland has been an integral part of the economic development of the town and its large agricultural hinterland over those 175 years. A search through the archives reveals some interesting snapshots in time.
The Irish Chamber Orchestra takes to the road again from 14-17 July visiting venues in Kilkenny (Castalia Hall, Callan) on July 14.
In his interesting biography of Eamon de Valera*, Diarmaid Ferriter reports that in December 2000 gardaí seized 24 love letters from de Valera to his young wife Sinéad, which were being advertised for auction by Mealy’s of Castlecomer. It was believed that the letters were stolen in the mid 1970s from the de Valera family home. The owners, who had bought them in England some years previously in an effort to ensure their return to Ireland, were unaware that they had been stolen.
In 1947 the Railway Cup crossed the Shannon for the first time. The team were all from Galway. They had beaten Leinster in the semi-final by a score of 2 – 6 to 2 – 5. The man of the match in that game was Paddy Gantley. He gave another memorable display on Easter Sunday when he lined out against Munster in the final. His name used to appear on match programmes as ‘P. Gardiner’ because he was a priest, and not supposed to play hurling.
Saturday, June 29, 1963 may have been dull and overcast, but the city of Galway presented a colourful spectacle amid scenes of unprecedented enthusiasm. It was covered in Tricolours and the Stars and Stripes, in bunting and banners, in windowboxes of flowers and newly painted buildings. There was a carnival atmosphere. Some 600 gardaí were up early, lining the streets ahead of the crowds that began to arrive from 7am. There were journalists here from all over the world to cover the event.
A man jailed for 10 months in March after being convicted for a fourth time for drink driving, will have to wait until next July to see if he has to serve out his sentence, after his barrister gave the appeal court a doctor’s lettter saying the defendant had been “12 months sober in May”.
A man whose appeal against a two year ban and a €200 fine for driving without insurance required a solicitor, a barrister, a translator, and a garda to turn up in court, had his legal team resign and had a six month jail sentence handed down after it was revealed he could understand English and had given misleading information to his defence.
A man jailed in December for six months and disqualified from driving for 10 years for supposedly driving at a squad car, had his ban lifted and his sentence postponed until July, after an appeal judge accepted this week (May 18) he “didn’t drive at the officers”.