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The Neale scholar remembered

Fr Seán Farragher, who died earlier this month, has been described as a ‘a giant of scholarship’ by the principal of Blackrock College, Dublin.

ó’Máille’s - Telling the story of island life

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Tourism in Ireland is changing. Yes, there will always be a market for the Book of Kells, The Ring of Kerry, the Aran Islands, and Paddy Reilly’s Fields; but we have seen this year how the call for The Gathering has worked a treat. Surely Galway has never had a busier summer? To achieve above average visitor numbers you clearly must offer more than the chocolate box Ireland.

What more could a landlord do?

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Despite some honourable exceptions the conduct of most Galway landowners to their tenants during the latter part of the 19th century was a disgrace. It led to disastrous social consequences. Although ultimately, the landed class were removed from their houses and lands, as a result of the Land War and acts of parliament; in many cases the peasantry too was decimated, demoralised and scattered to the winds.

What more could a landlord do?

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Despite some honourable exceptions the conduct of most Galway landowners to their tenants during the latter part of the 19th century was a disgrace. It led to disastrous social consequences. Although ultimately, the landed class were removed from their houses and lands, as a result of the Land War and acts of parliament; in many cases the peasantry too was decimated, demoralised and scattered to the winds.

Former head of RTÉ takes over as Druid board chair

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The former director general of RTÉ, Cathal Goan, has been appointed as chair of the board of Druid Theatre Company, taking over from the long serving Seamus O’Grady.

Fiesta wins MPG Marathon with 108.78 mpg

The Ford Fiesta Econetic 1.6 TDCi has won the 2012 ALD Automotive MPG Marathon, clocking up 108.78mpg over a 370-mile route involving tough, real-world driving in challenging weather conditions.

Western Family History Association to host lecture on rural archives

The Western Family History Association will host a talk on rural archives at its bi-monthly meeting in the Oranmore Lodge Hotel next Wednesday (March 9) at 8.15pm.

Gort Poor Law Union archive available to view on microfilm

The Galway County Council has made the Gort Poor Law Union archive, with material dating from 1841 to 1921, available for the public to view on microfilm.

Discover local history research at Coole

Coole Park will host a course on local history publications over the coming weeks as part of the Coole Spring Culture and Heritage Programme.

Drama, heritage, and music at Coole

Drama, heritage, and musical events for all ages will take place in Coole this week as part of the Coole Spring Cultural Programme.

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