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‘Connemaras’ struggled to survive on the mid-west plains of Minnesota

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The 309 Connemara emigrants, selected by their local clergy as suitable for a new life in America, arrived at Boston June 14 1880, 11 days after departure from Galway Bay on the SS Austrian, an Allen Line ship. The settling of ‘The Connemaras’, as they became known, was a new venture prompted by a Liverpool priest, Fr Patrick Nugent renowned for his ‘philantropic and truly patriotic exertions to alleviate the social conditions of his fellow countrymen in England’; and Archbishop John Ireland, of St Paul, Minnesota, who was already settling thousands of Irish Catholics who were trapped in the ghettoes of New York and elsewhere, on rich prairie lands.

Knights of St Columbanus Athlone Chapter make cheque presentation to local branch of Samaritans

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The Athlone Chapter of the Knights of St Columbanus recently hosted a solemn ceremony at the Obelisk structure in Burgess Park along the banks of the River Shannon during which a cheque was presented to representatives from the Midlands Samaritans branch.

New administrator formally appointed to St Mary’s parish in Athlone

A new parish administrator has been appointed to St Mary’s parish in Athlone it has been confirmed in diocesan appointments announced by the Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise, Francis Duffy this past weekend.

Fascinating Covid experiences of Galway writers recalled in new book

Galway writers are strongly represented in a new book outlining the experiences of twenty five people during this pandemic year.

Local community united in grief following tragic death of Sr Bernard

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Tributes have been afforded to Sr Bernard Lynch who died following a single vehicle traffic accident which occurred on John Broderick Street in the centre of Athlone on Monday afternoon.

Funeral of Fr John McCormack to take place tomorrow

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The funeral of Fr John McCormack, Parish Priest of Breaffy, Castlebar, will take place tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, at 12 noon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Roundfort, with burial afterwards in Roundfort Cemetery.

So who is the new Bishop of Clonfert?

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On Tuesday morning, Pope Francis announced that Fr Michael Duignan would be the new Bishop of Clonfert, to succeed the long-serving incumbent Bishop John Kirby who has filled the role for more than three decades. But who is the new Bishop?

People of the Tribes: Meet Leanne.

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My name is Leanne Coyle, I'm 22 years old. I'm a photographer and before Christmas, decided I wanted to start a project that would be of meaning. I've spent so long taking pictures that carried little or no meaning, I decided it was time to change that.

Greek tragedy that shocked Europe seeks comprehension and solution

Well what a thrilling and wonderful weekend we had last Saturday and Sunday. Hurling has become the new game to watch, to reflect upon, to talk about, and to exult in the sheer strength and vitality of the players.

Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental honoured during Galway visit

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Bergen Belsen Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental was in Galway this week for a special screening in The Eye Cinema of “Condemned to Remember”, a documentary inspired by his experiences as a child during the war.

 

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