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Exhibition review: TULCA

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WHAT BECAME Of The People We Used To Be is the title and over-arching thematic question which informs this year’s TULCA visual arts festival which runs until November 23.

Mervue wins playground makeover

Mervue community playground in Galway city is due to receive a playground makeover worth €2,000 after beating off stiff competition to win first prize in a national competition.

Firing squads bring Civil War to a close

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The Civil War in Galway came to an end because there was little appetite for further bloodshed in the face of ruthless determination by the Free State, or the pro-treatyites, to stamp out the anti-treaty forces. The Free State government warned that anyone carrying weapons other than the National Army, would be shot. Eleven Galway anti-treatyites were shot by firing squad. On January 20 1923 Martin Bourke, Stephen Joyce, Herbert Collins, Michael Walsh, and Thomas Hughes, all attached to the North Galway IRA Brigade, were arrested and executed in Athlone. On February 19 eighteen volunteers were arrested in Annaghdown, and brought to Galway gaol. It was given out that all were ‘well armed’. Even though it was expected that all, or a number of them, would be shot, nothing happened.

Playground vandals must be caught

The culprits responsible for ‘wanton’ vandalism of playgrounds in Knocknacarra and other areas of the city must be apprehended so children do not lose out on these vital amenities, says local councillor Donal Lyons who vowed that work will continue to ensure funding for playgrounds will be included in future council budgets.

Corinthians suffer extra-time loss

Corinthians suffered a heartbreaking 16-13 extra-time loss to Dungannon on Saturday, bowing out of the Ulster Bank League’s Bateman Cup at Stevenson Park.

Road wins for Malone and Cody

The final road championship races of the season, hosted by the Gowran club, were bathed in brilliant summer weather over a Gowran-Dunbell circuit on Sunday. Liam Kealy drove the lead car and the Kennedy girls manned the water station.

Holmes ends his season on a high with new personal best record

National 100m sprint champion, Jonathan Holmes, ended his track season on a high with a personal best performance in Heat 3 of The Diamond League in Brussels on Friday night.


Triple gold for Joseph’s duo

Carlow’s late goal ensures path to final

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Joy unconfined as Ring Cup finally arrives Barrowside

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On the computer I use to type out my weekly ramblings for Carlow First there’s an inbuilt thesaurus. I’d never thought of using it before until now. Why now? Well until last Sunday night I thought I had seen it all as both a player with and follower of the Carlow senior hurling squad. How wrong could I have been!


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