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Galway annual Novena commences on Monday
The final preparations are being made in Galway Cathedral for the upcoming annual Novena which runs for nine days from Monday March 6 to Tuesday March 14.
Tyrone GAA legend Mickey Harte to speak at Novena
‘Faith In Challenging Times’ is the theme of this year's Galway Cathedral Novena which takes place March 6-14.
Remembering ‘Williameen’ McDonagh
We have two photographs today of groups from Our Lady's Boys' Club. Firstly, a club rugby team that made history by winning the Connacht Junior League for the first time in 1959, and secondly, some club members taken on the annual camp in Lough Cutra Castle, c1956.
722,000 used Ireland West Airport
2022 has proven to be a strong year of recovery at Ireland West Airport, with passenger numbers increasing by 314% to 722,000 compared to 174,000 passengers in 2021. Compared to pre-covid levels, passenger numbers recovered to 89% of the record 2019 level of 807,000 passengers.
Liam Mellows, enigmatic republican and notorious irreconcilable
William Mellows was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, where his father, Staff Sergeant William Mellows, was then stationed. His father had ambitions for the son to become the fourth generation of the family to serve in the armed forces, but after they moved back to Ireland, Liam became steadily disillusioned with the British Government. He lived in Dublin for a time and spent a lot of time living in his grandparents' house in Co Wexford, where his mother came from.
The Salmon Weir Bridge
The foundation stone for this bridge was laid on June 29, 1818, by William Le Poer Trench and the structure was completed the following year. The original purpose was to connect the new County Courthouse with the County Gaol on Nuns' Island. It is a fine gently humped five-span bridge which was originally known as ‘The New Bridge’ or ‘Gaol Bridge’.
Ireland West Airport launches its 2022-2023 winter schedule
Ireland West Airport this week launched its bumper winter schedule, with 84 weekly flights to and from a host of cities in the UK and Europe.
ATU engineering lecturer wins Learning Technologist of the Year award
Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Galway-Mayo civil engineering lecturer Dr Wayne Gibbons has won a prestigious award for creating and developing a suite of digital open badges to enhance a module to keep students motivated throughout their studies and increase their employability.
‘A pale granite dream, afloat on its own reflection’
Mitchell Henry’s final days in Kylemore were sad ones. His adored wife Margaret had died at 45 years-of-age, and rested in a simple brick mausoleum in the grounds of his palatial Kylemore Castle. His political life, into which he put a great deal of personal effort, advocating on behalf of all Irish tenants the rights for them to own their own land, was out manoeuvred by Charles Stewart Parnell and the Land League. Henry described the Land League methods as ‘dishonest, demoralising and unchristian’. He probably was not surprised to lose his Galway seat in the general election of 1885. He blamed ‘Parnalite intimidation’.
Hometown gig in Roisin Dubh for Donohue
Born and raised in Galway City, Donohue grew up bound for music.