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Edward VII in Galway, 1903

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At the beginning of the last century, the Prince of Wales would have been one of the most famous personalities known to most Irish people. He had been to County Galway on a few occasions hunting, but when it was announced he was going to make an official visit, it aroused very mixed emotions. There were a lot of objections locally, led by an umbrella group known as the National Council. They disrupted preparatory meetings by shouting and heckling. Nationalists were not impressed either and other objectors included Edward Martyn, WB Yeats, Maud Gonne, and George Moore.

What a difference a day makes as wasteland transformed

Yesterday, Thursday, nearly 300 volunteers from Fidelity Investments Ireland travelled to Athlone to transform a dilapidated wasteland into a beautiful and tranquil space for use by members of the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) and the local community.

Galway choirs to perform memorial concert

Three of Galway’s leading community choirs will perform a tribute concert on Saturday June 9 in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church for Monica Narciandi Junco.

When the king came to town

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King Edward VII was known as ‘Peacemaker’ for his role in fostering good relations between Britain and France, he was renowned for his politeness and good manners, and throughout the continent he was affectionately called the ‘Uncle of Europe’.

Call for local youth groups to enter Youth Citizenship Awards

Youth groups from County Westmeath are now invited to enter the 2011 permanent tsb Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards, which recognise young people who are doing their bit for society and working to make their communities a better place.

Vintage auto jumble

The Western Vintage Tractor and Engine Club is hosting its 11th annual Vintage Auto Jumble and Auction. This will take place on Sunday February 28 in Roundfort Community Centre.

Services and information open day in Mullingar Park Hotel

A services and information open day by Westmeath Disabilities will take place today, Friday December 5 from 11am to 5.30pm in the Mullingar Park Hotel.

Young people from Westmeath do themselves proud

The generosity, ingenuity, and innovation of young people who are active in their communities was evident at the permanent tsb Foróige Youth Citizenship Regional Awards which took place in the Tullamore Court Hotel last week.  


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