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Galway author charts the Irish experience of WWI

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THE LAST couple of years has seen a mushrooming of books relating to WWI, and more specifically, WWI and Ireland. For those interested in learning more about this seismic event, or wondering where to start, Cormac Ó Comhraí’s Ireland and the First World War: A Photographic History is the perfect answer.

Operation Transformation walk

Fancy a walk this coming Saturday? To celebrate Operation Transformation national walk day, the Galway Sports Partnership is holding a 5k walk on Salthill Promenade on Saturday.

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).

Flanagan rings the changes as Westmeath bid to extend unbeaten run

Westmeath make the long and difficult trip to Celtic Park, Derry this Sunday safe in the knowledge that losing their unbeaten tag is about all that is at stake. With promotion secured and given that it is very likely the same teams that will be contesting the division 2 final on April 28 it is not surprising that Pat Flanagan has opted to rest many of his regulars.

Dismal display sees Westmeath limp out of championship

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Lightning isn’t supposed to strike twice but unfortunately for Westmeath footballers their dismal showing in Wexford was repeated in Casement Park last Saturday as they were put to the sword by an Antrim side.

Latest tax trawl nets €1.2 million in Galway

Four Galway people made tax settlements totalling more than €1.2 million in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest list of tax defaulters released this week by the Revenue Commissioners.

 

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