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THIS WEEK marks the centenary of one of the darkest episodes in the history of Galway as violence erupted on its streets resulting in a “night of terror” that left three young men dead.
Edward Krumm was 5ft 11in, 26 years old, a bachelor and a member of the Church of England from Middlesex. He was a lorry driver with the Black and Tans and had been in Galway three weeks when he arranged to meet a civilian driver he had come to know in a pub in Abbeygate Street. This man, Christopher Yorke, described Krumm as a “generally reckless fellow who drank a lot”. Krumm was fairly drunk, brandishing a revolver and bragging that he could knock the neck off a bottle at 10 yards' range, and apparently shot at a few bottles in the pub.
"Galway hit harder than Hurricane Flora" on Sunday when the Corrib County senior hurlers became the All Ireland champions after a wait of 57 years.
The recent death of David Lohan has left a major vacuum in Galway, particularly in the Prospect Hill, Bohermore and Woodquay areas. He was a major presence on the streets there.
Walking the Line is the title of an important book written by Kevin Brophy which describes his childhood growing up in Renmore Barracks. The ‘Line’ is the path alongside the railway line on the causeway between the barracks and the station, and is seen in our photograph c1960.
One hundred and eighty years ago, the Sisters of Mercy came to Galway for the first time, to a house in Lombard Street, to devote themselves to works of mercy among the poor. The great Catherine McAuley was one of the first three nuns to come here, the others being Mother M Teresa White and Mother N Catherine Leahy.
First floor offices at Atlantic House, Prospect Hill, Galway, will be available from January 2020. This superb office suite is exceptionally well located close to Eyre Square and all main commercial activities including retail, hotel, licensed, office, and banking institutions, at the heart of commerce and tourism in the city, close to all transport links including Ceannt Station, local bus services situated on Eyre Square, and the coach station at Fairgreen.
The present club was established in 1975 at a meeting in Giblin’s Hotel, now part of TKMaxx department store on Prospect Hill. It was however preceded by a similar club founded in the late 1950s which survived until the late 1960s.
The role of the first members of Dáil Éireann from Galway is highlighted in an exhibition entitled Dáil 100, which is hosted by the Galway County Council, and which opened this week.