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Last of Liam O’Flaherty’s banned novels is finally republished

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LIAM O'FLAHERTY'S banned novel, The Martyr, has just been republished by Nuascéalta, 87 years since its first and only publication in 1933.

Is Galway’s Extinction Rebellion extinct?

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Is Galway’s Extinction Rebellion extinct? Has it fallen victim to Covid-19 or is its silence political due to the Greens going into Government?

Image taken in Westport Town Hall in the summer of 1920 marks War of Independence flashpoints on new stamp

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An Post last week issued two new stamps, the latest in a series designed to mark Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries.

The Black and Tans' raid on O’Flaherty’s Pub

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The tall building in the centre of our picture of New Docks Road taken in 1903 was known as “Gas Tank” Flaherty’s pub. We presume he got his nickname because of the gasworks across the street. It was here that the distinguished English painter Augustus John lived for several weeks in 1914. He did a lot of painting and drawing around the city and especially the docks area, but when the World War I started, he began to worry that the locals would regard him as an English spy, so he went back to England.

Custume Barracks Athlone hosts auspicious passing out parade

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An auspicious occasion unfolded within the surrounds of Custume Barracks, Athlone in recent times when a formal passing out parade was hosted for members of the 3rd Three Star Training Platoon to celebrate the completion of their induction training.

Online event to mark centenary of Mulvoy/Quirke deaths in Galway

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Galway Sinn Féin will host an online commemoration via Facebook Live on Tuesday September 8 at 8pm to mark 100 years since the shooting dead of Séamus Quirke and Seán Mulvoy.

Galway to mark 75th anniversary of Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombing

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The 75th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs by the US military on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagaskai will be commemorated in Galway in August.

Commemorating the Connaught Rangers mutiny - a century on

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ON SUNDAY June 27 1920, a small group of Connaught Rangers, from C Company of the 1st Battalion, based at Wellington Barracks, Jalandhar, the Punjab, announced they were refusing to obey orders.

The guns in the Square

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The Galway Vindicator of July 25, 1857, reported the arrival in Galway on board the SS Lady Eglinton, of two cannon, which had been shipped from Woolwich Arsenal, the main storage and distribution depot of Crimean War ordnance. These cannon, described as “64-pounders of a heavy and clumsy description, each weighing two tons,” were taken from the docks to the goods yard beside the railway station, where they were made ready for the handing over ceremony. They were part of a significant amount of Russian ordnance which had been captured in 1854 by the 88th Regiment at the Battle of Inkerman during the Crimean War. They were two of a number of artillery pieces that were presented by the war department to various cities as trophies.

Poems for the Lockdown - the Leaving Cert

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THIS POEM is from my first collection, The Boy With No Face, which came out in 2005. If I remember right, I wrote it in 2000. It was inspired, or rather provoked, by walking down St Mary’s Road one evening.

 

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