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A procession on O’Brien’s Bridge

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Our photograph today is of a group from the Sodality in the Jes being led by Bobby Molloy with the IHS flag. They are crossing O’Brien’s Bridge as part of the annual Procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Willy Forken is in front of the right hand row, and among the others are Johnny Holland and Johnny Whelan.

Message in a Bottle launched in Claremorris

Last night (Thursday) Claremorris and District Lions Club launched their new community project named Message in a Bottle.

New musical book launched in Kilbeggan

A new book on the music of WWI, Who Answered the Bugle Call? - Kilbeggan and Neighbourhood during WWI, by Kilbeggan Heritage Group, was launch this week in Kilbeggan Library.

World record raises €10,245 on Croagh Patrick

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Six months after the world record breaking day the 11 climbers and their support team got to celebrate the magnificent achievement at Campbell’s Bar, Murrisk.

Five mile walk/run in Leenane

The Leenane/Maam Red Cross, a voluntary organisation of individuals, holds its annual fundraising Five Mile Walk/Run on Sunday November 20 in Leenane.

Galway teams pick up golds at All Ireland first aid competitions

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Galway Red Cross picked up three awards at the recent All-Ireland Red Cross Cadet and Novice First Aid competitions. The competitions were for cadets aged 10 to 16 and novices from 16 to 18 and were held in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny. There are two competitions in each grade, an individual event and a team competition which consists of four first aiders.

Army wives and friends to meet with Minister for Justice and Law Reform

A delegation of wives and supporters of soldiers at Columb Barracks in Mullingar will meet Minister Alan Shatter next week to discuss possible plans to shut the facility.

Claremorris Red Cross

Good luck to Claremorris Red Cross novice first aid team. They have recently come through the regional final, and are now going on to represent Mayo in the national First Aid challenge.

The day war came to Galway

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On Monday morning September 4 1939, the Galway harbour master Capt T Tierney was listening to a radio message from the Norwegian freighter Knute Nelson to say that it was steaming to Galway with 430 survivors from the Athenia, which was sunk by torpedo 250 miles north-west of Inishtrahull Island, off the Donegal coast. There were injuries among the survivors. Many were distressed and suffering from hypothermia. It requested urgent assistance.

 

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