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Memorial Mass for Sister Mary Xavier Walsh

A memorial mass for Sr Mary Xavier (Rene Walsh), late of Upper Kilmacow and Stanhope Street, Dublin and beloved sister of Thomastown councillor Tomas Breathnach, will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, April 9, in St Senan’s Church, Kilmacow.   

The making of Alfred The Great

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In 1968 MGM came to Galway to make a ‘swords and sandals’ epic film called Alfred the Great. A lot of preparatory work had gone into selecting three main locations in Kilchreest, Ross Lake, and Knockma, each of which encompassed 90 acres. A vast amount of money was spent on the exact replication of every aspect of the ninth century it depicted, turning some corners of County Galway into Wessex, including etching a 200-feet long white horse into the hill at Knockma.

 

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