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Running a city on village lines

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This photograph of a pig fair was taken about 100 years ago on a wet day at the top of Eyre Square. The corner we see on the right was occupied by Michael Walsh, family grocer, wine and spirit merchant, who claimed to have the most superior quality of goods always kept in stock... “A trial will convince”. In the foreground are a typical group of farmers who have travelled into town with their tall carts carrying their pigs. They have them on show with a rope tied around each animal’s leg to avoid them running all over the place. You can almost sense these farmers praying for a buyer to come along, because if they did not sell they would have to bring their pigs home again. Not all farmers had the luxury of carts, and those who walked their animals into town and did not sell, would have to walk them home again.

Butts Savings Bank pays out six figure sum

The voluntary run Community Savings Bank project is now five years old and this week all eight banks will hand back a considerable sum in saving to local families in the nine Carlow /Kilkenny areas they are run from.

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Northern under-21 B final

The Emeralds (Urlingford) v Young Irelands (Gowran)

Firing squads bring Civil War to a close

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The Civil War in Galway came to an end because there was little appetite for further bloodshed in the face of ruthless determination by the Free State, or the pro-treatyites, to stamp out the anti-treaty forces. The Free State government warned that anyone carrying weapons other than the National Army, would be shot. Eleven Galway anti-treatyites were shot by firing squad. On January 20 1923 Martin Bourke, Stephen Joyce, Herbert Collins, Michael Walsh, and Thomas Hughes, all attached to the North Galway IRA Brigade, were arrested and executed in Athlone. On February 19 eighteen volunteers were arrested in Annaghdown, and brought to Galway gaol. It was given out that all were ‘well armed’. Even though it was expected that all, or a number of them, would be shot, nothing happened.

golf results

Oughterard Golf Club: Open singles stableford, John Morley (12) 38; Gerry Burke (10) 38; Greg Bohan (21) 36. Open singles stableford, Sean Rankin (21) 39; Walter McDonagh (21) 38. Men's stableford, Padraic Griffin (15) 39; Martin Lee (14) 39; Gross Liam O'Reilly (3) 30; Peter Whelan (20) 39; Paddy O'Halloran (16) 38; Michael Walsh (26) 37. Ladies, Kay McCarthy (30) 33; Betty Clancy (24) 31; Gross Rita Jordan (17) 16; Barbara Richardson (21) 30; Cat 1, 1st Patricia Lee (17) 25 ; Laura Gore (15) 24; Cat 2, Fionnuala Hackett (27) 30; Bernie McTigue (27) 29; Cat 3, 1st Maree Lundon (29) 29, Kay Lydon (34) 25.

Westport look to break Ballyhaunis dominance

They will go in as the underdogs on Saturday, having never claimed the senior championship title, but Martin Brennan’s charges from the west coast served fair warning last weekend when toppling one of the two east Mayo giants of the small ball game in the county. The narrowest of margins was all that separated Westport when they saw off Tooreen in McHale Park at the semi-final stage on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-12. But were it not for a late long range goal from Kenny Feeney for the vanquished side, the gap would have been more comfortable for the former Mayo manager’s side. Stephen Broderick was the main man for Westport, scoring eight points for his side in the semi-final and they will need big performances from him along with the likes of Eoin Madigan, Rory Brennan, and Adrian Connolly if they are to knock Ballyhaunis off their perch.

Michael Lyng Motors Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 1

‘One For The Road’ returns for one night only

Following a successful three-night run in the Duiske Inn in Graiguenamanagh, One For The Road returns as part of the Town of Books Festival for one night only, tonight Friday, September 16.

Castlebar Young Fine Gael meeting

Castlebar Young Fine Gael will hold its first meeting following the summer break this Saturday. The new committee comprises Darragh Loftus (chairperson), Liam McHale (secretary), Shane Reilly (PRO), Aoibhinn Kenny (treasurer), Jack O’Donnell (vice-chairperson) and Michael Walsh (membership officer for North-West region), are keen to welcome new members between the ages of 15 and 30 to join.

Come sing with us - Mayo Male Voice Choir welcomes new members

Mayo Male Voice Choir is now welcoming new members for the coming season.


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