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A young girl carried the scars of war

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In an attempt to bring some normality into their lives following the traumatic years of the War of Independence, and the Civil War, Professor Tom Dillon, and his wife Geraldine (nee Plunkett), moved their five children to Dangan House, about three miles north of Galway town, close to the River Corrib. It is now a flourishing garden nursery, run by the busy Cunningham family and staff, but in the late 1920s it was a rambling two-storeyed manor house with shallow steps leading to a wide front door. Their father bought a cow, and chickens ran wild in the yard. In many ways it was an ideal home to bring up a lively young family, but understandably the terrors and the residue of those early years still bore heavily on the children. Politics was still a dominant player in their lives.

The realities of War

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Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!

Taoiseach to launch book on Mayo’s role in War of Independence

A fascinating new book documenting Mayo’s role in the fight for independence during the early 1900s will be launched by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny this evening, Friday March 9, at Castlebar Library at 8pm. The book, The Flame and the Candle - War in Mayo 1919 - 1924, by Dominic Price, dispenses with the myth that little or nothing happened in Mayo during Ireland’s fight for independence and instead highlights the fascinating story of the Mayo men and women who were active during the troubled period of the War of Independence and the Civil War – a story largely untold.


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