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THE LEGACY of Lady Augusta Gregory will be celebrated in the Lough Cutra Castle and estate, outside Gort in south Galway, next month.
As millions of Coronation Street fans this week mourned the passing of Anne Kirkbride, we remember her roots in south Galway, and the time she visited the area to learn more about the life of her great grandfather, a farm labourer from near Gort.
Run or Dye, the world’s most colourful 5k run, is making a splash in Lough Cutra Castle in Gort on Saturday September 6. It's the fun, friendly event for all the community, where colour is the name of the game. Hundreds have already registered, so if you're up for a bit of colour in your life - log onto http://uk.runordye.com/ today. Remember Run or Dye not just for runners, it's for walkers and joggers too, regardless of age, athletic ability, shape or size, everyone is welcome—from parents and children to professionals and students. Just come dressed in white and ready to have fun!
Our Lady’s Boys’ Club was founded in 1940 by Fr Leonard Shiel SJ. The main object of the club was “To provide for the relief of poverty by helping kids in need, by promoting human services which would meet long term means, and by those means to encourage their development and give their lives a dignity which is their birthright.”
Seven brave triathletes, including some from Galway and Clare, braved the 10 degree lake waters of Lough Cutra Castle to launch the first Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon which will take place next June.
Galway has been selected to host one of the unique Castle Triathlon series that takes place in England, France and Ireland.
This photo of a happy group of Boys Club lads was taken in the mid fifties and includes Paddy O’Connell, Dominick Curran, Seanie Flaherty, Joe Walsh, --- Harty, Tommy Gannon, Dessy Fitzpatrick, Michael Burke, Tom Cunningham, Bartley Hynes, Tony Conboy (taking the shot), Sean McNamara, Gerry Ryan, Willie Golding, Colie Rushe, William McDonagh, Peter Folan, Leo Creane, Francis Walsh, Danny Collins, Jackie Molloy, Dominick Geary, and Paddy McDonagh.
The year 1940 was a time of great social change in Ireland, a time when the State gave no assistance to the out of school education of young people, a time of war, a time of poverty. Prospects were not great. Recreational activity for the young of working class areas such as Shantalla, Bohermore, Claddagh, and ‘The West’ was virtually non-existent. The need for a club to provide social and recreational facilities for these people was paramount.