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Galway Courthouse c1870

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“This fine building, which is superior to most provincial seats of justice, stands at Newtown-Smith, on the site of the ancient and venerable abbey of the Franciscans, which by the Charter of Charles II ‘is to be and remain part of the County of Galway forever’. It was commenced in 1812, and on 1st of April, 1815, was opened for the reception of the then going judges of assize.

Liam Ó Briain, Irish rebel

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Liam Ó Briain was born in Dublin in 1888. In 1916 he helped print the Proclamation and he served with Michael Mallin in the College of Surgeons during the Rising. He was subsequently interned in Wandsworth Prison and in Frongoch. In 1917 he was appointed professor of romance languages in UCG. He was jailed in Belfast in 1919/20. When he returned to Galway he was appointed as a judge in the Republican Courts In late 1920, he was having dinner in college when he was arrested by the Black and Tans, and jailed for 13 months in Galway and the Curragh. Some of his experiences in prison are vividly described in a recently published book.

The boy who burnt his hand

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On Sunday evening March 25 1866, the two children of the schoolmaster Mr St George, were playing near the fire together in the Mission School (now Scoil Fhursa), when suddenly there was an explosion. The elder child burnt his hand. His injuries put him into a ‘very precarious position’. I am not sure how serious that was, but the story took an insidious turn when it was given out that ‘some malicious person climbed on the roof, and threw a packet of gunpowder down the chimney.’

Veteran McEvilly wins another National title

Youngsters and veterans were the best of the local athletes at the national championship held at Kilcornan, Clarenbridge, on Sunday.

All-Ireland final Sunday 2017

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This Sunday in Croke Park the Galway senior hurlers will line up at 3.30pm for their chance to add to the hurling annals, under the watchful eye of referee Fergal Horgan from Tipperary.

A Commercial Club excursion to Cong, 1915

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The Commercial Rowing Club was set up in May 1875. The Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club had been in existence since 1864, but as it was the only such club on the river, there was a distinct lack of competition for its oarsmen. Commercial provided that competition.

RMS Titanic outcome was bigger than we think

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In 1912, the county of Mayo had been through seven challenging decades of continuous population decline. The reasons for such a plummet in numbers were multiple. High infant mortality, disease brought on by poor diet, a demanding lifestyle, and high emigration tested the people of Mayo’s strength to the limit.

'It would be nice to see more poems about carpenters or blocklayers'

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He is originally from Youghal, and now resides in France, but it was while living in Galway that Adam White first discovered his poetic voice at The Crane Bar, and he discovered true romance on Inishbofin.

Galway's last eight days

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As Sunday draws near, Galway players and supporters are gearing up for an All-Ireland football quarter-final clash with Munster finalists, Tipperary, at Croke Park. Kevin Wash's Connacht champions will be confident they can overcome one of the surprise packages of this year's championship and advance to the last four for the first time since 2001.

Buccs u20s qualify for top division in Leinster

Buccaneers qualified for the Premier Division in the forthcoming Leinster J P Fanagan U-20 League where they will compete for the first time this season.

 

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