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Friday September 28 saw the opening of Merrow, a new addition to Galway’s thriving dining scene that will further enhance the city’s burgeoning reputation as the unofficial culinary capital of Ireland.
Friday 28th September sees the opening of Merrow, a new addition to Galway’s thriving dining scene that will further enhance the city’s burgeoning reputation as the unofficial culinary capital of Ireland.
A great grandson of Galway's World War I fighter ace Major Robert Gregory, Robin Murray Brown, read WB Yeats' famous poem An Irish Airman Foresees His Death in Belfast last Sunday. St Anne's Cathedral was filled to capacity for a service to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF), which succeeded the Royal Flying Corps in which Major Gregory flew. Major Gregory joined the war effort in 1916 and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. He was also awarded the Legion d’Honneur — France’s highest honour.
Love is in the air at SALT Restaurant & Bar this week as the team get ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day. With January behind us and Valentine’s Day now less than two weeks away, it is high time you started making plans to spoil that special someone in your life.
Following the many relieved and anxiety-free diners populating the Barna area and further afield last year, this year The Twelve Bakery shop at The Twelve Hotel continues to take much of the stress and hassle out of your Christmas dinner, with a series of life-changing, time-saving, and delicious offers.
IN SEPTEMBER 1917, while fighting in Flanders during World War I, Liam O’Flaherty was seriously injured, suffering shell-shock, the trauma of which remained with him all his life.
Connacht Rugby has announced the signing of ACT Brumbies' back-row forward Jarrad Butler on a three-year deal.
It was the action that went down in military history as much for its commanders’ incompetence as for its soldiers’ perceived heroism.
During the War of Independence, the Volunteers, for organisational purposes, divided the country into divisions. Connacht and County Clare were split into four such sections. In each of these, the members were divided into brigades, battalions, companies, and flying columns. The First Galway Brigade was divided into three battalions, Castlegar, Claregalway, and Headford.
Mícheál Ó Droighneáin was born in Spiddal. He left school when he was 14 and got a job in McCambridge’s for 6d a week. Lady Killanin convinced him to go back to school and he became a monitor, went on to training college in Dublin, and it was there he became a Nationalist. “I became a member of the IRB towards the end of 1910 when I was teaching in Dublin [from August 1910 to January 1913]. Then I came to my native place, teaching in Spiddal for one year and then coming to Furbo.”