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The gathering storm

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The threat of another famine in 1879, within living memory of the horror and catastrophe of the Great Famine some 29 years earlier, brought renewed terror to the vulnerable tenant farmers in the west of Ireland. This time it was not just the humble potato, but severe weather conditions which devastated crops and feed stuffs over a three year period. Farm incomes dropped dramatically, landlords fussed that rents would not be paid. Whereas some landlords were patient, others warned that evictions would follow if rents were not paid on time.

The Dohertys of Carrigan were not ‘land-grabbers’

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Galway Diary received the following statement from Adrian Martyn (great-great-great grandnephew of Peter Doherty, senior), who was shot dead at Carrigan, near Craughwell village on the night of November 2 1881. I am pleased to carry Adrian’s clarification:

Over The Edge open reading

THE OVER The Edge: Open Reading series returns to the Galway City Library on Thursday August 30 at 6.30pm with writers Leeanne Quinn, Pat Finnegan, and Adedotun Adekeye.

A bizarre meeting on the Galway train

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Week III

The case of the Craughwell Prisoners

In the 1880s the Land War was at its height. It was a prolonged period of bitter civic unrest which pitted an unprotected peasantry against some ruthless landlords, who had the law and power of eviction at their disposal. Following the Great Famine a weakened tenant peasantry was easily removed from the land. It began a pitiful trail to the workhouse, and the emigrant ships. But as the century progressed the situation changed. The highly organised Irish National Land League supported evicted farmers; while members of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Westminster fought for legislation which would eventually see a redistribution of land to tenants.

Peter Doherty to play Róisín Dubh

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PETER DOHERTY, the songwriter and former frontman of The Libertines and Basbyshambles, will play the Róisín Dubh on Thursday October 15 as part of the Heineken Green Spheres.

Sign up for tickets for Peter Doherty Galway gig

REGISTRATION FOR free tickets to Peter Doherty’s Heineken Green Spheres gig in the Róisín Dubh on Thursday October 15 is now open.

Find five pairs of Peter Doherty tickets around Galway today

Five pairs of tickets for Peter Doherty’s upcoming Heineken Green Spheres show in the Róisín Dubh on October 15, will be hidden in Galway city today - to win, all you have to do is find them.

Peter Doherty’s Galway gig postponed

PETE DOHERTY’S Heineken Green Spheres show in the Róisín Dubh has been postponed following the singer-songwriter’s admission to hospital yesterday.


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