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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.

Turlough talk on history of women in Irish policing

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Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan is to deliver a talk in Turlough on the role women have played as members of An Garda Síochána since 1959.

Clothed classical nudes not classy enough, says artist

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I am an artist from Spiddal living in Westport and last year I created a series of works titled 'Neon Classical'. It involved Penneys’ underwear, Irish society’s no.1 choice in knickers and padded bras.

Mayo Genealogy Group meeting this weekend

The Mayo Genealogy Group will hold a meeting at the National Museum of Country Life this Saturday, August 9, at 11am which will deal with the WW1 project and a presentation on the Mayo men who returned from WW1.

Lots of events coming up at the National Museum

Next Friday, August 15, from 11am to 1pm the museum will host a Knitting: Not Just for Nanas drop in event. Start a new project or get help finishing an old one. Learn a new skill for life. Holiday makers and beginners welcome. No booking required. This event is suitable from seven years and up.

Shantalla village, 1945

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This remarkable photograph of Shantalla village was taken in 1945 by Pádraic Mac Dubháin and is from the National Museum collection. You will sometimes see the place name written as Shantallow and you will hear it pronounced Shantla by people with Galway accents. It is derived from the Irish ‘Sean Talamh’, old ground, though why Shantalla should be older ground than that which surrounds it is a mystery. Maybe it is because some of the land was not being worked.

From IKEA to the past — Folk Fiction exhibition comes to the city museum

The touring exhibition Folk Fiction - Translations in Material Cultures, by Galway visual artist Gareth Kennedy has come to Galway City Museum after previously being exhibited at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Kerry County Museum and the National Craft Gallery.

French Military exhibition continues into autumn

The National Museum of Ireland, Museum of Country Life in association with the French Embassy in Ireland is delighted to present this exhibition which was originally produced by Musée de l’Armée, Paris (the Army Museum, Paris). The exhibition was first seen in the National Museum, Dublin as part of Ireland’s EU Cultural Programme 2013. It has been enhanced by additional material not previously seen in the Dublin exhibition. A highlight of the exhibition is the display of the Ramillies flag which is on loan from Kylemore Abbey. This flag was captured at the Battle of Ramillies (in Belgium) in 1709 by Lord Clare’s Irish Brigade.

French Military exhibition opens in the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

The National Museum of Ireland in association with the French Embassy in Ireland is delighted to present this exhibition which was originally produced by Musée de l’Armée, Paris (the Army Museum, Paris). The exhibition was first seen in the National Museum, Dublin, as part of Ireland’s EU Cultural Programme 2013. It has been enhanced by additional material not previously seen in the Dublin exhibition. A highlight of the exhibition will be the display of The Ramillies Flag which is on loan from Kylemore Abbey. This flag was captured at the Battle of Ramillies (in Belgium) in 1709 by Lord Clare’s Irish Brigade.

New artistic feature for park on Jail Hill

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Westmeath County Council has erected an artistic feature known as The Game Piece in the new park on Jail Hill. The feature, originally commissioned for the N4, was created by Irish Artist Dony MacManus.

 

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