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Galway Defence Force members to  take part in ceremonial changing of the guard

Defence Forces personnel based in Galway will take part in a ceremonial changing of the guard on Saturday at the National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the service of the State.

Cheltenham tips aplenty at Galway preview night

A huge crowd turned out at The Salthill Hotel on Monday night for the annual Cheltenham preview in association with John Mulholland’s bookmakers and Barney Curley’s charity Direct Aid for Africa.

McFadden calls for recruitment drive at Custume Barracks

A renewal of recruitment would be a great boost for Athlone, according to local TD Gabrielle McFadden.

The Galway Jute Spinning Company

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There seems to have been a few different names on this business but it was known locally as the bag factory. The chairman, Lieutenant Colonel James O’Hara, reported to the Select Committee on Industries Ireland (1884-85) on the company.

The Galway jute factory

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The Galway Vindicator and Connaught Advertiser of December 24 1851 carried an advertisement which read “TO BE LET, for such terms as may be agreed upon, and immediate possession given. EARL’S ISLAND MILL AND BLEACH GREEN. These well-known concerns occupied for so many years by the late Mr Mitchell, Linen Manufacturer, Miller, Bleacher, have always been esteemed to point of situation; preferable to every other site in Galway, but the improvement made by the Board of Works under the inspection of their skilful engineer SU Roberts ... have rendered it superior to any in the Kingdom. The land will be secured against being flooded for any part of the year. The Mill Race has been changed ... the Mill Power amended and is now equal to 40 horse power. The canal between Lough Corrib and the sea leaves the lake at the very point on which the Mill stands. The layby for boats is within 20 yards of it, and the spacious quay with landing crane and every accommodation for shipping goods will adjoin.”

Passing out parade at Dun Ui Mhaoiliosa

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Officer Commanding 1st Infantry Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Kevin McCarthy, will conduct a Passing Out Parade on Friday January 31 for members of the 131st Recruit Platoon who will soon complete their basic training in Dun Ui Mhaoiliosa. .

Mountaineering tales at Outdoor Sports

Following on from previous years’ successes, Outdoor Sports Mullingar is delighted to announce that it will host another event in its premises in Mullingar Business Park on March 26 at 7.30pm.

Kilkenny barracks to celebrate nintieth anniversary

Next week marks the 90th anniversary of the handover of Kilkenny’s James Stephens Military Barracks from the occupying British forces to the new Irish Free State Government.

Kilkenny troops greet UN Secretary General

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The United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon visited United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) headquarters in Al Naquora, South Lebanon, on January 14 where he was greeted by Kilkenny troops.

Barracks’ future still unclear as troops depart

As the 105th Battalion prepare to depart for peacekeeping duties in Lebanon, the future of Kilkenny’s James Stephens Barracks remains hanging in the balance.

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