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Post-mortem to be carried out on man found dead in Charlestown

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Gardaí are investigating all circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a man (50s) in a flat on Main Street, Charlestown on Sunday. The man’s body was discovered by Gardaí shortly after 1.40pm on Sunday. The alarm was raised by locals who were concerned as the man had not been seen in recent days.

Annie Kelly, and her quest for love

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Annie Kelly was just 19 when all her dreams appeared to be coming true. Annie was one of 11 children living with her widowed mother at Newgrove, Mountbellew, Co Galway. Her boyfriend, William Murphy, and her brother Thomas had earlier emigrated to Boston. Annie and William were pledged to be married just as soon as Annie got the money to follow him there. Full of excitement the young woman later sailed from Liverpool on the Cunard liner the Lusitania arriving in New York on April 24 1915.

James Michael Curley’s Last Hurrah

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Despite all his bravura and political showmanship, his coarse humour,* a great fixer, a downright trickster and grafter, yet with a genuine kindness that endeared him to vast swathes of Boston voters, James Michael Curley’s personal life was unusually tragic. Following the death of his first wife ‘ Mae’ (nee Herlihy), he remarried a widow, Gertrude Dennis with two sons. This was on the last day of his term as Governor of Massachusetts, January 7 1937, “ to give her at least one day as first lady of the Commonwealth.” Between his two wives he had nine children; but incredibly seven of them predeceased him.

Boston - A tale of three cities

James Michael Curley - four times mayor of Boston, twice elected to the House of Representatives, one term as Governor of Massachusetts, and two terms in jail, was the son of County Galway parents who emigrated as children to the US in the 1860s. The stories told about Curley are proverbially legion. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter rarely let an Irish politician go without asking if they had any stories about James Michael Curley. (The one president who shunned anything to do with Curley, was president John F Kennedy. But more about that in a moment).

A powerful portrait of survivors of the Kennedy dream

A New York City bar on Valentine’s Day 1974 brings together a remarkable cast of characters as Robert Patrick’s award-winning play Kennedy’s Children comes to the Mullingar Arts Centre on November 22. This will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F Kennedy.

Massachusetts military company to join St Patrick’s Day Parade

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The Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company of Massachusetts are coming to Galway to march in the city’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.

John Healy weekend

The AGM of the John Healy Weekend takes place at 8pm on Thursday, January 24 in the Town Hall Arts Centre, Charlestown. Past and present members are asked to attend, as well as anyone interested in getting involved in this important Charlestown event.

Cape Cod Walk 2013 - participants sought

The 15th annual Cape Cod Walk will take place from Saturday May 25 to Sunday June 2 2013. Over the past 14 years dozens of volunteers have completed the challenge of walking 100km on the beautiful island of Cape Cod, which is just an hour from the city of Boston. To date, the walks have raised more than €850,000 for The Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation, which is used to provide palliative care for the many patients who require the services in both Mayo and Roscommon.

The Cast Of Cheers @ Róisín Dubh

STRANGE BREW at the Róisín Dubh next Thursday will play host to one of Ireland’s most exciting new bands, Dublin quartet The Cast of Cheers.

Charlestown news

The Charlestown book club will return on September 4 at 8.30pm at the Charlestown Library. New members are welcome, contact Noirin at 094 925 5934

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