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New research from safefood in support of the START campaign has found that almost 50 percent of parents and guardians said children are eating more treats since the start of the pandemic and that they are finding it difficult to keep the amount of treats their children eat to a minimum.
For most of December 1920, Thomas Hynes, quartermaster of the Galway IRA, was in Queen’s College Galway - today's NUIG - hiding from Crown forces, sleeping on top of bookshelves, and assisting in the making of grenades.
Immediate responsibility is to the Traveller family now left without a home, says Galway Traveller Movement
Galway Traveller Movement (GTM) said that the family that had been waiting to move into the house at Carnmore, destroyed by fire early on Monday morning, is devastated at the news that it woke up to this week.
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 ‘Parnellite intimidation’.
When Mitchell Henry entered Westminster parliament in 1871 he went with hope in his heart and a mission to tell the British people the circumstances of the Irish tenant farmer. He reminds me of the Frank Cappa film Mr Smith Goes to Washington where a naive, idealistic young man has plans to change America.* Mitchell Henry, a liberal, kindly man, had however, walked into a political cauldron, waiting to explode.
Betty Moran was born in Tinnamuck in 1948 to Maggie and Patsy Mcloughlin and in 1973 married Johnny Moran from Doon following which they had three children Liz, Mags and John.
‘Them French are queer, I don’t understand them at all. They will give good money for snails and frogs. My young fellow got a bottle of cognac for a bucket full of snails.’
When I was boy, as soon as school ended, my mother whisked us off to her home in west Cork, where my brother, sister and I spent most of the summer. It was a very different place to Galway. We enjoyed large family picnics, long afternoons fishing and rabbit shooting (everything was eaten), and picking fruit and vegetables in my grandparents’ large garden. Looking at old black and white photographs our everyday clothes were zipped corduroy jackets, short pants and wellies.
The breath-taking landscapes of Achill Island, from the majestic mountains to miles of unspoilt beaches, all battered by the power of the Atlantic Ocean, makes this little corner of the West of Ireland a unique source of artistic inspiration, which is beautifully captured by the photography of Sean Cannon.
A retired Mayo man has become the highest prize winner of the season on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show, scooping a massive €143,000.