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The long journey from Bowling Green was over

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The Joyces finally arrived in Zurich on 17 December 1940 exhausted after weeks of torturous negotiations with the German, Vichy-French and Swiss authorities. They had sought refuge in Switzerland during World War I, now they hoped to do so again. To add to the stress of it all they had to leave their daughter Lucia behind in a psychiatric hospital in Brittany which was behind German lines. Joyce hoped that once settled in Zurich he could use all the influence he could muster to have her follow them to safety.

Ulysses - and gun fire in Galway

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Nora’s last visit to Galway in April 1922 did not go well. Galway, as well as the country, was caught up in a deadly Civil War. The anti -Treaty forces had occupied the Connaught Rangers’ Barracks, Renmore, while the pro- Treaty forces occupied the Great Southern Hotel. The Galway to Dublin train was regularly fired upon from the barracks. There were sporadic gun fights around the Custom House, and the Masonic hall, as both sides struggled for possession. It was a dangerous time and people were fearful.

‘I have never loved but once in my life’

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‘Well what do you have to say to Jim now after all our little squabbles he could not live without me for a month can you imagine my joy when I received a telegram from London a week after Jim and georgie on their way’…….wrote Nora in her unpunctuated flow of words, to her partner’s sister Eileen from her mother’s home in Bowling Green, in July 1912.

Hanley calls for a ‘night life’ mayor for the city

A second mayoralty should be created for Galway city - a Night Mayor - whose role would be to “promote the exciting life after dark that already exists in Galway”, as well as “develop new cultural additions”.

Hanley calls for a ‘night life’ mayor for the city

A second mayoralty should be created for Galway city - a Night Mayor - whose role would be to “promote the exciting life after dark that already exists in Galway”, as well as “develop new cultural additions”.

Register your company for a chance to win a wellness

National experts in employee financial and mental fitness will share practical advice on pensions auto-enrolment and stress management at the Wellbeing at Work breakfast event on 14 November at the Galway Clinic.

Insurance companies reveal claim statistics for 2017

It is around this time every year that the majority of life companies issue their claims statistics for the previous year, and it can make for some very interesting reading.

Messiah to be performed at Knock Basilica for the first time

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The trumpet shall sound on November 18 in Knock with the Basilica’s inaugural performance of Handel’s Messiah, the world’s most famous and beloved oratorio, renowned for stunning choruses and arias. Following last year’s sell-out performance of the Concert for Peace, attended by the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins, Knock Basilica has announced the return of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to present Handel’s Messiah.

Summer sale continues at G Furniture and Carpets

The massive summer sale at G Furniture and Carpets on the Tuam Road in Galway continues this week with huge savings across all departments. The company guarantees some of the best value for money in Galway in carpets and furniture with a brilliant selection of new season rugs just arrived at sale prices.

Time to experience the magic of Thailand

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With over 16 million visitors every year, Thailand is easily South-East Asia's top destination. From delicious street food and bedazzling Buddhas to stunning beaches and famous full moon parties, Thailand has something to tickle every traveller's fancy.

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