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Renowned Nashville Country Musician Porter McClister to Perform with Band at Monroe’s Live

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As the lead guitarist for American country music stars, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson, and having featured as a singer on the acclaimed ‘Oh Brother Where Art Thou’ soundtrack, Nashville’s Porter McClister will bring his renowned country, roots and honky-tonk soul to Monroe’s Live on Saturday, September 2 at 8pm.

38th Cúirt International Festival of Literature takes place in Galway this week

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There are plenty of literary treats in-store all round Galway this week for the 38th Cúirt International Festival of Literature, which is on until Sunday April 23.

The Galway Workhouse

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The first formal meeting of the Board of Guardians of the Galway Workhouse took place in the Town Hall on July 3, 1839, and the building opened on March 2, 1842, one of many such workhouses built around the country. On March 16, the first pauper died from old age and destitution. The numbers of inmates gradually increased to 313 by May 1845, after which the Famine made a huge impact on the project. It was originally designed for 800 destitute persons but this quickly increased to 1,000. Included in the complex was an infirmary for sick paupers but this rapidly became the hospital for the city’s poor.

Champions Galway suffer three-goal defeat to Tipp

The 2021 League champions Galway did not enjoy the dream start they would have liked in the Very Ireland Division 1A opening league game against Tipperary, losing by 4-9 to 1-9.

‘The girl we left behind us’

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In the immediate aftermath of the recapture of Clifden by the anti-Treaty forces on Sunday 29 October 1922, the town was in a mess. Every house on Main Street had its windows and doors shattered. The streets were littered with glass as a result of explosions. In the houses opposite the barracks ‘not a picture remained on the walls, nor a piece of furniture unscathed’. Porter and spirits ‘flowed out the door’ of Lavelle’s pub. The ‘armoured car’, which had caused so much surprise, and gave cover to allow bombs to be placed, was removed and abandoned at Killery. It was noted that for the first time in living memory there were no church services in Clifden that Sunday.

Free scoring Buccaneers consolidate their division superiority with Dubarry Park win

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Buccaneers maintained their lead at the top of the Energia All-Ireland League Division 1B following their 44-13 victory over Banbridge at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday.

Rugby talent to the fore as Dubarry Park hosts Ireland Touch Series

It was Buccaneers turn to host the third round of fixtures in the Ireland Touch Series (ITS) on Sunday last as nine touch rugby teams from around the country descended upon Dubarry Park.

Galway power to All Ireland intermediate camogie final with strong finish

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Galway camogie are through to the final of Glen Dimplex All Ireland Intermediate Championship and will now face Derry in Croke Park on August 7.

Wild nights of burning and murder

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Clifden was not the only town to experience the terror of British forces running wild, shooting, and setting fire to buildings. The previous year, July 19 1920, Tuam suffered a similar experience as Clifden, only mercifully no resident was killed on that occasion.

The emigrant returns

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Castlebar Train Station opened on 12 December 1862. Claremorris opened the previous May; Westport followed four years later. As travel times decreased, those desperate to trade the poverty of Mayo for the hope of a better life in one of the burgeoning cities across the Irish sea could be in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester or London in two days.


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