Search Results for 'William Henry'

12 results found.

Dear Mr Semple I am that girl……

image preview

Anne Root (formerly Browne) was about 16 years-of-age when she went to work for the Blakes at Menlo Castle. She was employed as a housemaid, and joined two other house staff, a parlourmaid, and a cook Delia Earley, with whom she shared an attic room. She and Delia became warm friends, and shared a terrifying ordeal when they were trapped together on the roof of the castle as it burnt in a raging fire on July 26 1910.

Tragedy at Menlo Castle

Week II

The joy of crowds

image preview

Looking at the happy crowds in Galway for this year’s Galway Arts Festival, I can appreciate that the sense of joy and surprise is heightened because it is shared on a huge scale. The crowd itself is a key part of the attraction. People lose their inhibitions among the horde.

Events to remember Armistice Day

Events are to be held locally this week to mark the centenary of Armistic Day.

Galway City Museum to mark the end of WWI

image preview

On Saturday November 10, the eve of the centenary of the armistice which ended WWI, Galway City Museum will host a special lecture on The Great War of 1914 to 1918.

Liam O'Flaherty's WWI records to go on display in Galway

image preview

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.

A Commercial Club excursion to Cong, 1915

image preview

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.

Shantalla to hold festival weekend of local musicians, football and food

image preview

The Shantalla Residents Association is proud to announce the launch of the first Shantalla Festival Weekend, incorporating the traditional five-a-side tournament held annually in the Sliding Rock Park.

Dying for Home Rule

image preview

Here are two pictures from my father’s head

A day talked about in sadness and horror

image preview

“ I feel that every step of my plan has been taken with the Divine help. The wire has never been so well cut; nor the artillery preparation so thorough….”

  • 1 (current)
  • 2
 

Page generated in 0.0425 seconds.