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Churchill lost patience, and simply turned off the tap

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Because most people in Brigid Kavanagh’s farming community near Strokestown, Co Roscommon, did not have a radio in September 1939, no one knew that war was declared between Britain and Germany until some time later.

The saga of the great ship continues

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During the last week of October 1860 members of the crew of the Connaught began to return to Galway. On October 28 the first to arrive came by train ‘where a large number of people on that afternoon were at the station to welcome them back.’

The sinking of the PS Connaught, and tragedy miraculously avoided

There can be no greater horror for passengers and crew than facing death on a burning ship in a heavy sea, that was sinking by its bow. Which death would you choose? Stay on board and be burnt? Or chance your luck in the waves?

Galway’s heroic attempt to get into the transatlantic business

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Reading through William Henry’s comprehensive digest of the story of Galway * from its original foundation on the banks of the Corrib to the present day, I am reminded that there was an extraordinary burst of optimism and creative energy in the middle of the 19th century despite the ravages of the Great Famine barely a decade before.

Coronavirus caution still very much en vogue as Government talks make minute progress

So we’re another week further on, heading towards May 5. However, in the last seven days, the Taoiseach, Simon Harris and various other people, some political, some scientific, have begun to say that there is no certainty at all that we will open up any area of life come next Tuesday, May 5.

Alcock and Brown return to Clifden tomorrow — and this time it's forever

Having celebrated the centenary of the first ever trans-Atlantic flight last year, Clifden will tomorrow (Friday) welcome back the pioneering pilots behind that feat, Alcock and Brown. And this time it’s forever.

The Lighthouse - brilliant, difficult, funny, and unnerving

ROBERT PATTINSON is Ephraim Winslow, a new lighthouse keeper starting his first day of work on the coast of New England in the late 1880s. He is partnered with Thomas, played by Willem Defoe, a veteran wickie, as he calls himself.

The Lighthouse - brilliant, difficult, funny, and unnerving

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ROBERT PATTINSON is Ephraim Winslow, a new lighthouse keeper starting his first day of work on the coast of New England in the late 1880s. He is partnered with Thomas, played by Willem Defoe, a veteran wickie, as he calls himself.

People of the Tribes: Meet Saoirse.

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My name is Saoirse, I’m 16 and I’m in Dominican College, Taylors Hill. I was born in Galway and have lived here all my life. My father is from Galway city and my mother is from Newfoundland, Canada and all of her family still live there so every few summers we go to visit them. I am the eldest child, I have one brother who is 14 and one sister who is 12. I am doing a week of work experience in the Galway Advertiser this week because I was interested in the different areas of work that goes on behind the scenes.

Treat yourself to an Atlantic break at the Cliffs of Moher Hotel

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There is something wonderful about seaside villages — and it all comes down to the soundscape. My fascination with that noise began with a reading of E. Annie Proulx’s wonderful book The Shipping News which brought the reader into that space where the crashing Atlantic against the rocks of Newfoundland became a character in the narrative. And so it is here in Liscannor, this beautiful space looking out on that same ocean, where the sound of the waves plays an equal part of everyday life.

 

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