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Commemoration for old IRA volunteer William Freeney

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Athenry Sinn Féin will hold a commemoration on Sunday June 27 at 3pm in Teampall Geal Cemetery, Derrydonnell to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of IRA captain William Freeney.

June 1921 - Britain continues to deny policy of reprisal killings and house burnings in Galway

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The election, on May 24 1921 in the six counties of what was to become Northern Ireland, resulted in the Unionist Party winning 40 of the 52 seats. Catholics in the six counties would now be forced to stare down the barrel of partition and sectarianism as a new order was set in place.

The Dún Aengus

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The first steamer service to the Aran Islands began almost 150 years ago, in 1872, with a paddle tug called The Citie of the Tribes. She was operated by the Galway Steamship Company and was also used to tow barques and other sailing vessels to and from Galway port.

‘The world cannot turn away from what is happening in Israel-Palestine’

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The current upsurge in violence in Israel-Palestine which includes civilian deaths, the destruction of homes, and even forms of ethnic cleansing, “will not be solved” if the world turns away, and “lets the cycle of violence, oppression, and destruction continue”.

Remembering Caomhán Seoighe

Ballina to put up plaque in memory of PJ Ruttledge

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Cllr Annie May Reape put forward a notice of motion before the April meeting of the Ballina Municipal District, calling on Mayo County Council to erect a plaque on Pearse Street in memory of the late PJ Ruttledge.

Ireland could have been a world war battlefield

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In the early hours of Friday April 21 1916, two days before the Easter Rising was scheduled to begin, a German submarine surfaced off the Kerry coast, and three men set out for the shore in a small dinghy. On board were Sir Roger Casement, and two other men Robert Monteith and Daniel Bailey. As they neared the shore the dinghy capsized, and the men arrived on Banna Strand in Tralee Bay, drenched and exhausted.

Westmeath County Council appoints new historian in residence

As part of Westmeath County Council’s 'Decade of Centenaries' programme, Dr Paul Hughes has been appointed historian in residence for the period March to July 2021.

Irish UN Soldiers to be vaccinated prior to peacekeeping missions

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All UN Peacekeeping soldiers, including members of the Irish Defence Forces, will now be vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to their departure for duties.

Decade of Centenaries grant funding open as ambitious programme planned in Mayo

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Mayo County Council is inviting applications for funding under their Decade of Centenaries Grant 2021.


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