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The historian James Hardiman, in describing the Claddagh, said: “It is said that they considered it a kind of reproach either to speak English or to send their children to school, and that a schoolmaster among them would be considered a phenomenon; but of late there are some exceptions to this rule. How far education would make these people happier in themselves, or more useful members of society, is a matter of doubt, but it is certain that the trial has never been made, although a most respectable convent lies at the head of their village, to which they are liberal benefactors.”
The Galway City Museum has hired the help of expert boat builders Pat Ó Cualáin and Patrick Flaherty to construct a traditional Connemara style currach over a three-day period.
Galway toddler Chloe Flaherty was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a medical condition which caused her brain to fuse with her skull. Following surgery in April, the two-year-old had a major seizure, and has been left permanently brain damaged. Her parents have been told their child will not have a normal quality of life, and will be lucky to live until early childhood.
A young father who abused gardai after swinging traffic cones at his friends and who had been caught driving while disqualified was sentenced to a total of five months at Galway District Court this week.