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‘The Hun was murdering Irish people in very waters of Cork’

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The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, famous for its luxurious accommodations and speed capability, primarily ferried people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Great Britain. On May 1, 1915, the Lusitania left port in New York for Liverpool to make her 202nd trip across the Atlantic. On board were 1,959 people, 159 of whom were Americans.

An Irish Republic: The first blow is struck

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One hundred years ago, a series of dramatic events caused turmoil in Ireland, and made rebellion practically inevitable.

The stranger waiting at Maam Cross station

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There was a humorous mix-up when Pádraig Pearse first visited Ros Muc in 1903. He was 24 years of age, and already imbued by a passion, and a vision for the Ireland of the new century.

The realities of War

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Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!

Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days

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Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days will feature as part of the Town Hall’s January to March programme

The Town Hall recently unveiled its programme for the early months of the new year and it contains some real gems for theatre-goers to look forward to. There are plays featuring Beckett, Joyce, Martin McDonagh, and Pat McCabe, the Rough Magic and Decadent Theatre Companies, to name but a few in a line-up combining classics with exciting new works.

Claremorris shocked by death of young man

The Year of the Hiker at Achill Sound Hall

The reinvigorated Island Drama Group brings its version of The Year of the Hiker to Halla Acla at the Fairgreen, Achill Sound on Saturday February 2. The Year of the Hiker is a demanding three-act play by John B Keane. Under the direction of JJ McNamara the complex drama deals with lots of human emotions, always acknowledging Keane’s humour even in the darkest situations. The Island Drama Group portrays all the complexities of the play in a high quality performance.

New Galway Plate to spend the year on JP's mantelpiece

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The all-new Galway Plate will spend the next twelve months on JP McManus' mantelpiece after Bob Lingo pounced late on long-time leader Casey Top to give trainer Thomas Mullins victory in the Galway Plate last evening, a year after his brother Willie took the race.

‘Lady Betty’ and the ‘ enemy of romance’

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In the 1820s the hangman for the Connacht circuit was a woman known as ‘Lady Betty’. She had actually been sentenced to death for killing her own son, and stealing his savings. But she escaped the hangman’s noose by pleading that she could fill the vacancy that existed for a hangman. Her first hanging was watched to see if she could handle the rough business of a public execution with some sort of expediency. Apparently she could. She was officially appointed to hang and flog those convicted in the Connacht courts.

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