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Judge offers impassioned support for rural gardaí

A judge made an impassioned plea for the retention of rural Garda stations, after it was revealed a country garda foiled a burglary in a 93-year-old woman’s home by noticing a badly parked car.

The case of the Craughwell Prisoners

In the 1880s the Land War was at its height. It was a prolonged period of bitter civic unrest which pitted an unprotected peasantry against some ruthless landlords, who had the law and power of eviction at their disposal. Following the Great Famine a weakened tenant peasantry was easily removed from the land. It began a pitiful trail to the workhouse, and the emigrant ships. But as the century progressed the situation changed. The highly organised Irish National Land League supported evicted farmers; while members of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Westminster fought for legislation which would eventually see a redistribution of land to tenants.

Woman steals from man on way into Mass

A woman who pickpocketed an elderly man on his way into Mass was ordered to pay him €200 compensation in the District Court this week (March 14) or spend a month in prison.

A blind poet’s love for Mary Hynes

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South Galway still echoes with stories of Antoine O Raifteiri , and 18th century blind poet and fiddle player in the ancient bardic tradition. His best known poems are probably Cill Aodain, and Anach Cuan. He never wrote his poems down, but they were collected by Douglas Hyde, and Lady Gregory, from those whom he taught them to, after his death.

Major parking overhaul planned for Mullingar

A full review of parking in Mullingar, both paid and in estates, is to be carried out by the council “hopefully within the next few weeks”, it was revealed this week (May 26) in reply to queries on the vexed issue from at least four councillors.

Mixed reactions to new modesty dress code at Knock

The imposition of a modesty dress code at Knock Shrine since last week has drawn mixed reactions from pilgrims.

A child remembers Easter in Russia

The busy city of Harbin is the 10th largest city in China, and regularly features on our TV screens for its famous winter ice sculptures. In the 1920s, Harbin, practically on the borders of Russia, was a refuge for thousands of émigrés, fleeing the Bolshevik revolution and the blood bath that followed. The Russians, many of them wealthy, brought style and glamour to this once far flung post on the Trans-Siberian railway. Among those seeking refuge was a 74-years- old Galway/Russian woman Kathleen ffrench, who was not only the chatelaine of Monivea Castle and its 10,000 acre estate in Co Galway, but who also had inherited vast estates on the Volga from her Russian grandparents.

 

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