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Two Mayo men to be Rose escorts

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John Marren from Charlestown and Thomas McCormack from Claremorris have been getting a crash course in sheep shearing, turf cutting, spud peeling, and poitin brewing.

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Last September I wrote a number of Diary entries on the wonderful reception that Galway extended to the survivors of the SS Athenia, torpedoed off the Donegal coast on September 3 1939, the very first day of the war. The ship was sunk by Fritz Julius Lemp, the commander of the U-30. The Athenia was obviously a passenger boat on its way with refugees from Europe to Canada. This wasn’t the start to the war that the German government wanted. Initially it denied that any of its submarines sank the Athenia, and suggested that it was sunk by the British on orders from Winston Churchill in the hope of getting America into the war.

Man found slumped on table has intoxication charge dismissed

A man who was discovered slouched over a table in McCarthy’s Restaurant, Castlebar, had a charge of being intoxicated in a public place dismissed at Castlebar District Court this week.


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