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The first member of the Hartmann family to arrive in Galway was Alphons. His older brother Joseph was already established in business in Limerick. Joseph went back to Triburg in the Black Forest in Germany in 1895 to get married, and when he and his bride were about to return to Ireland, his father asked him if he would take Alphons with him.
When World War I finished and the National Shell Factory on Earl’s Island closed down, the buildings were taken over by the 6th Dragoon Guards who had a reputation for wanton brutality. This was unusual in that most well armed British army units, with few having a role in the intelligence conflict, were rarely attacked during the War of Independence in the west of Ireland. While individual RIC men became defined as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, it was army regiments, rather than individual soldiers, that became so defined.
Galway City Museum will celebrate Culture Night tomorrow evening with a series of short talks covering all aspects of Galway history.
THE NUMBER of books produced by Galway publishers or written by Galway authors over the last number of months has been as prolific as it has been varied and allows the Galway reading public the ideal opportunity to support local presses and writers, thus celebrating the scribes of their native city.
An old Galwegian gave us this interesting study of the bottom of Quay Street, and of Blake’s Castle in particular. Blake’s Cattle was one of a number featured on the 1651 map of Galway. It had at one time belonged to the O’Halloran sept, but then the Anglo-Norman Blake family took it over. It was forfeited by them in 1641 and was granted to a family named Morgan from Monksfield.
It’s Thursday night which means it’s Strange Brew in the Róisín Dubh, the night when the city’s indie music fans are out to hear Gugai spinning the very latest music by the coolest alternative bands.
The 1916 Rising is a pivotal turning point in Irish history, setting in train a series of events which culminated in Irish independence in 1921.
The Galway Heritage Festival, organised by Dúchas na Gaillimhe/Galway Civic Trust, will take place from Saturday August 21 to Sunday August 29, and promises to be informative and plenty of fun for all.
In the mid fifties, the corporation began to build the houses that make up what we now know as Old Mervue. Many young families moved to the area, and for the children, the open green areas in from Plunkett Avenue, and between Clarke and McDonagh avenues, became their playgrounds. They played all kinds of games here… Gaelic football, athletics, and especially soccer. It was on these green spaces that many well-known footballers first developed and honed their skills.
A meeting is to be held on Wednesday to look into the planning of a reunion for past pupils of Dean Kelly School, Athlone.