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The long journey from Bowling Green was over

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The Joyces finally arrived in Zurich on 17 December 1940 exhausted after weeks of torturous negotiations with the German, Vichy-French and Swiss authorities. They had sought refuge in Switzerland during World War I, now they hoped to do so again. To add to the stress of it all they had to leave their daughter Lucia behind in a psychiatric hospital in Brittany which was behind German lines. Joyce hoped that once settled in Zurich he could use all the influence he could muster to have her follow them to safety.

Ulysses - and gun fire in Galway

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Nora’s last visit to Galway in April 1922 did not go well. Galway, as well as the country, was caught up in a deadly Civil War. The anti -Treaty forces had occupied the Connaught Rangers’ Barracks, Renmore, while the pro- Treaty forces occupied the Great Southern Hotel. The Galway to Dublin train was regularly fired upon from the barracks. There were sporadic gun fights around the Custom House, and the Masonic hall, as both sides struggled for possession. It was a dangerous time and people were fearful.

‘I have never loved but once in my life’

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‘Well what do you have to say to Jim now after all our little squabbles he could not live without me for a month can you imagine my joy when I received a telegram from London a week after Jim and georgie on their way’…….wrote Nora in her unpunctuated flow of words, to her partner’s sister Eileen from her mother’s home in Bowling Green, in July 1912.

Junior golfers excel in end of season Athlone Golf Club event

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The culmination of a successful summer of Junior Boys golf at Athlone Golf Club saw 43 youthful enthusiasts participate in a well organised competition on the scenic course as they utilised essential tips honed during their coaching mornings.

'The panto is a special part of Christmas in Galway'

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A GALWAY Christmas without the Renmore Panto is as unthinkable as Santa without his sleigh, and this year’s spectacular offering, Sleeping Beauty, opens on December 29 at the Town Hall and runs to January 13.

Renmore Panto's Sleeping Beauty

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RENMORE PANTOMIME will celebrate its 40th anniversary with Sleeping Beauty, specially scripted by Panto Dame Peter Kennedy, and directed by AIMS award-winning twins, Brian and Seán Power.

Shaughnessy shines despite tough running conditions at nationals

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Galway's Laura Shaughnessy was on the podium at the hugely competitive National 10k road race championships in the Phoenix Park on Sunday.

Veteran McEvilly wins another National title

Youngsters and veterans were the best of the local athletes at the national championship held at Kilcornan, Clarenbridge, on Sunday.

Galway athletes ready to make history

The Galway City Harriers junior men’s cross country team become the first to represent the club at European level, having won the National Championships in November in the Junior (U20) men’s event.

Galway athletes make national breakthrough

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Harriers coach Matt Lockett has been appointed Irish U20 team coach for the European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia on December 10.

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