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Story of Achill’s trailblazing aviator Nancy Corrigan for TG4

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A new documentary charting the extraordinary story of an Achill emigrant who became one of Amercia’s most elite female aviators in the 1940s and the first woman to train male fighter pilots in World War II is to be broadcast on TG4 on Tuesday, January 6.

Mexican-Irish hero to be honoured in Clifden

A Clifden man, who was one of the founding-members of the San Patricio Brigade of the Mexican army, is to have a Sinn Féin cumann named after him.

World War I heroes honoured

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Over 200 people gathered in Moore Old Cemetery outside Ballinasloe to honour two brothers who fought in WWI. Cpl Michael O’Connell, Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart, was killed on July 23, 1918 while drawing down fire from a German machine gun position during the First World War. Michael’s brother Cpl Martin O’Connell survived the First World War; however his son was killed on the island of Iowa Jima during the Second World War and received the Bronze Star.

Born radical - Margaretta D’Arcy at eighty

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“You’re not meant to be here! You’re meant to be at home with a cat on your knee, listening to the radio!”, so said inmates in Limerick Prison and Mountjoy upon seeing Margaretta D’Arcy join them behind bars.

The story of a fighting man

JOHNNY KILBANE, the Irish-American boxer who remains the longest reigning World Featherweight Champion of all time, is the subject of a film to be shown on TG4.

Mountjoy-bound but Margaretta D’Arcy vows to keep up fight against US use of Shannon

Margaretta D’Arcy is due to be transferred to Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison in the coming week, having refused to sign the bond which would grant her release. She remains determined to carry on her protest as long as Shannon Airport continues to be used as a hub for the US military.

The story of a fighting man

JOHNNY KILBANE, the Irish-American boxer who remains the longest reigning World Featherweight Champion of all time, is the subject of a film to be shown at the Galway Film Fleadh.

US army colonel to speak in Galway next week

The highest ranking member of US military to resign over the Iraq war, Col Ann Wright, will speak at a public meeting in Galway next week.

War memorial set for Canal Square

Canal Square will be the likely location for a monument to honour Kilkenny’s soldiers, the Borough Council heard this week.

Mexican musicians @ The Crane

MEXICAN FOLK band Tacumba, who worked with The Chieftains on their San Patricios album, play The Crane on Tuesday at 8pm.

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