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Mary Byrne and tenor Des Willoughby for Castlebar show

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Mary Byrne, the Tesco supermarket checkout woman who shot to fame on the X Factor is to play an intimate concert in the Ruby Room at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, on Saturday, December 27, at 8 pm.

The Dohertys of Carrigan were not ‘land-grabbers’

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Galway Diary received the following statement from Adrian Martyn (great-great-great grandnephew of Peter Doherty, senior), who was shot dead at Carrigan, near Craughwell village on the night of November 2 1881. I am pleased to carry Adrian’s clarification:

Galway’s Quincentennial, 1984

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On January 1 1984, President Patrick Hillery officially launched the Quincentennial, a year long celebration of 500 years of civic independence unique in western Europe. In 1484, a number of Galwegian merchants persuaded King Richard III to grant the city a charter which made the town a mayoral city. In the same year Pope Innocent VIII granted them the power to nominate their own warden and priests.

Foxford woman wins Brí Regional Carer Award

The Brí National Carer Awards took place in the Carlton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin, recently. The awards are to celebrate the extraordinary work that carers around Ireland do on a daily basis. These carers support people who have brain injuries. Celebrities Mary Byrne (X-Factor) and Nuala Carrey (RTE) helped make the night a memorable one.

Mary Byrne in concert

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MARY BYRNE, the Tesco supermarket checkout worker who reached the semi-final of Britain biggest TV talent show, The X Factor, is coming to Galway.

Moy Davitts GAA Club star in Celebrity Bainisteoir

The new series of Celebrity Bainisteoir – The Rivals starts on RTÉ One screens this Sunday (September 9) featuring Mayo’s own Moy Davitts GAA Club which will be managed by Calum Best.

The Galway Lions Club, a brief history

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Lions International is a worldwide organisation with more than one million members, united in their aims under the motto “We serve”. The Galway Lions Club was formed 40 years ago, and since then has been a very active group in helping the less fortunate members of our community. Essentially, what members do is very good work, and they enjoy doing it, but none of it would have been possible without the remarkably generous support of the general public.

An amazing Easter Sunday in store with Mary Byrne and Phil Coulter

Due to incredible public demand Mary Byrne and Phil Coulter with his All Star Band have added an additional date to their tour. They are now to play the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on Easter Sunday night, April 8.

Three letters on my desk...

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Last September I wrote a number of Diary entries on the wonderful reception that Galway extended to the survivors of the SS Athenia, torpedoed off the Donegal coast on September 3 1939, the very first day of the war. The ship was sunk by Fritz Julius Lemp, the commander of the U-30. The Athenia was obviously a passenger boat on its way with refugees from Europe to Canada. This wasn’t the start to the war that the German government wanted. Initially it denied that any of its submarines sank the Athenia, and suggested that it was sunk by the British on orders from Winston Churchill in the hope of getting America into the war.

1970s Galway, condoms, and the Advertiser

The Galway Advertiser was one of the sources quoted and consulted in an article featured in the latest edition of History Ireland magazine.

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