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A young girl carried the scars of war

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In an attempt to bring some normality into their lives following the traumatic years of the War of Independence, and the Civil War, Professor Tom Dillon, and his wife Geraldine (nee Plunkett), moved their five children to Dangan House, about three miles north of Galway town, close to the River Corrib. It is now a flourishing garden nursery, run by the busy Cunningham family and staff, but in the late 1920s it was a rambling two-storeyed manor house with shallow steps leading to a wide front door. Their father bought a cow, and chickens ran wild in the yard. In many ways it was an ideal home to bring up a lively young family, but understandably the terrors and the residue of those early years still bore heavily on the children. Politics was still a dominant player in their lives.

Group to meet in Castlebar on undocumented Irish in America

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A newly formed group campaigning on behalf of the undocumented Irish in America is to meet in Castlebar on Monday.

Tubberclair students win national award at the 10th annual Our World Irish Aid Awards

The sixth class students of Tubberclair National School, Glasson, received national recognition for their project, which explored the issues facing children in the developing world. 

RTÉ opens new TV and radio studio in AIT

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RTÉ has commenced a new partnership with Athlone Institute of Technology by opening their new regional TV and radio studio on the college campus this week.

Padraig's rocky road in politics

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The memoir of former Fine Gael TD Padraic McCormack, which will be launched in Galway on Monday night, will give the public an insight into how difficult it is to succeed in politics, he says.

Judge McGuinness appointed chair of NUI Galway governing authority

Retired supreme court judge, former senator and lifelong activist, Judge Catherine McGuinness was appointed this week as chair of NUI Galway's Údarás na hOllscoile (governing authority).

Councillors call for reversal of Vatican decision

Mullingar councillors are calling on the Government to reverse their decision to close the Irish Embassy in the Vatican.

Grealish calls for re-opening of Irish Embassy in the Vatican

Despite the “problems within the Catholic Church in Ireland”, it is still “very disappointing” that the Government has chosen to close the Irish Embassy in the Vatican City.

Tales from the Upper House

In what may be the last Seanad, Galway senator

Chernobyl children arrive to open arms and open hearts

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It was smiles and hugs all round on Monday as children from the Chernobyl-affected regions arrived at the Ormonde Hotel to be welcomed by members of the Chernobyl Kilkenny Outreach Group and their Kilkenny host families.


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