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Pair found guilty in their absence

Judge Mary Devins found that the prosecution had proven the case against two men who were charged in their absence at Castlebar District Court this week arising from an incident at the funeral of an infant in Claremorris.

Events coming thick and fast across the county

There were three boxing tournaments held in Mayo last week in Ardnaree, Achill, and Castlebar and this weekend they keep coming with tournaments hosted by Ardagh Boxing Club in Hiney’s tonight Friday, January 17. That will be followed by a Geesala Boxing Club tournament in the High Chaparral on Saturday night and a Charlestown Boxing Club tournament in CBD Sports Complex on Sunday afternoon.

A thankless and a dangerous job

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Week II

St Patrick's Day 1921 — murder and mayhem in Clifden

Just before 6am on St Patrick's Day 1921, Monsignor McAlpine, the Catholic parish priest of Clifden, Co Galway, was woken by loud banging on his door. “For God's sake, Canon, come down - the town is ablaze.”

A innocent man and the fate of Clifton

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The murderous and vengeful events that followed 'Bloody Sunday' 1920 impacted on the town of Clifden in an unexpected way. There was shooting and murder on its streets; and, following a rampage by the Black and Tans, practically half the town was burnt down.

Big weekend of action at St Anne’s and Castlebar tournaments

St Anne’s Boxing club held a very successful tournament in the Peter Callaghan Centre last Saturday night, January 12, winning 10 of the 16 contests on the bill. The female bout between Ellen McDonagh (St Anne’s) and Rosie Conway (Geesala) was awarded the best contest of the evening and Liam McStravick (St Anne’s) received the award for the best boxer of the night.

Cheeky burglar who tried to steal till gets seven months

A cheeky burglar who tried to steal a till from a petrol station during the afternoon and pried open a locker in a hotel stealing a valuable watch was given an extra seven months in jail.

Man jailed for five years for machete attack on family home

A man who, along with an armed gang, barged his way into a house and threatened its occupants with a machete has been sentenced to eight years in prison with the final three years suspended.

 

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