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Public lecture next week on Irish army’s Battle of Jadotville

Commandant Leo Quinlan will deliver a public lecture in the Moore Institute at NUI Galway on the experience of his father, Commandant Pat Quinlan, in the historic Battle of Jadotville, 1961. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 9 April, at 5pm.

Connacht ready to test their growing confidence in the RDS

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After Connacht's important victory over Perpignan last Saturday, coach Andy Friend instructed his players to savour the moment because next up was a massive challenge against the champions of Europe and the PRO14 title holders.

Galway and the Great War 1914-1918

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On August 4 1914, Lt Col Henry Jourdain, Commander of the Connaught Rangers in Renmore Barracks, Galway, received mobilisation orders which changed the lives of thousands of families throughout the city and county. Urgent appeals for recruits were sent out. Hundreds of young men began arriving from all over Connacht. Temporary military camps were set up outside the barracks to cater for the recruits.

Lots to discover at the Aughrim Remembered Summer School

The Aughrim Remembered Summer School will take place from Friday July 18 to Sunday July 20 with plenty of entertaining and informative events planned for this year’s theme of ‘From the Battle of Aughrim to World War 1’.

Historic D-Day weather forecast from Blacksod remembered

This week marked the quiet passing of the 70th anniversary of the historic role played by a lighthouse keeper in Blacksod, who unwittingly changed the course of World War II when he delivered a weather forecast all the way to General Dwight D Eisenhower on June 3, 1944.

It’s a long way from Sickeen to Sicily

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About 1,600 miles as the crow flies. A young Galwegian found himself there in the stinking heat of July 1943. He would swap the Dyke Road for the Sunken Road, or the Sandy River for the Simeto River. For sure he would rather have been somewhere else, kicking ball in the Plots, up the Dyke Road, or swimming down at the Waterside, maybe even venturing to Cooper’s Cave... turning up in St Brendan’s with no homework done was a walk in the park compared to this.

Battle Of Aughrim commemorations this weekend

This month marks the 321st anniversary of the Battle of Aughrim, one of the major engagements of the Williamite Wars, and possibly the largest and most significant battle fought in County Galway.

Progress in Vietnamese adoption issue will help Galway families, says Healy Eames

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Fine Gael Galway Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, has this week welcomed the news that the adoptions of Vietnamese children to Ireland may soon be resumed as signalled by Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald, following her visit to Vietnam last week.

Group 8 launch new Athlone exhibition

Ballinasloe-based professional artist collective, Group 8, launch their exhibition, Ten Mile2, on Thursday July 7 at 7pm in the Aidan Heavey Public Library, Church Street, Athlone. The exhibition will run for the month of July at the library and admission is free.

Make bloody battle scene tourist trap, says Minister

The scene of a bloody battle between Catholics and Protestants should become an international tourist attraction, according to Galway-based Minister Eamon O Cuiv.

 

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