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War of Independence talk to be held in Athlone

The War of Independence in the Midlands conference organised by The Old Athlone Society will take place in Custume Barracks, Athlone on Saturday November 26. The conference has been organised to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of the war. On display at the barracks will be the Sliabh na MBan armed car and a contemporary Peerless armoured car. A host of academics will be speaking on various topics connected to the War of Independence on the day, among them are Ian Kenneally and Dr William Sheehan.

Cinema Review - Marley and Me

Troublesome, rambunctious, and absolutely wild; this is Marley the very cute Labrador whose antics such as eating everything in sight including a message minder machine (yes, the whole thing!) supplied so much material that there was a newspaper column, a book, and now a film dedicated to him. Who needs Lassie when you have Marley to keep you laughing, and crying?

Laughter and tears abound in dog tale

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Anyone who has ever had a dog as a pet will enjoy Owen Wilson’s latest movie Marley and Me to some degree. And for those who adore dogs and even sign their pet’s name on annual Christmas card this movie is a must see.

Security guard had eye and head glued after fracas

Two men faced charges of violent disorder at a Castlebar District Court sitting this week, after a Tesco security officer claimed he was violently set upon, after he intervened to break up a fracas outside the store in Castlebar.

The Wailers are coming to Galway

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WHEN THE names of great reggae acts are mentioned The Wailers are always included and always near the top of the list. The band has been together in various guises for more than 40 years, and for most of those the line-up has featured Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett.

Joe Togher, a Galway volunteer

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Joe Togher was born in Headford on September 8, 1898. His father was a shopkeeper and his mother was from Carlow, and they had three more sons and a daughter. His father died when he was very young, so in 1910 his mother moved the family into Francis Street in Galway where she opened a small hotel (see photograph) to support them. She was very busy with the business so it was Joe’s sister Nell who looked after him. He went to ‘The Mon’ where a nationalistic Brother Leo was a major influence. Joe was a good oarsman, a champion sculler.

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