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Getting rid of the troublesome women

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One of the remedies in dealing with overcrowding, and rebellious behaviour from frustrated and angry women in the workhouses during the famine years, was assisted emigration. This was done on a massive scale. Between 1848 and 1850, 4,175 women were sent direct from the workhouse system to Australia. This was in addition to the thousands already sent away assisted by landlords and other schemes to clear the land of unproductive tenants. The only cost to the individual Poor Law unions was for new clothes, and travel expenses to Plymouth, from where the girls embarked to the colony. 

‘ When I drop this handkerchief, fire and spare no man’

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Perhaps fearing that the refusal by Irish soldiers to carry out army duties in Wellington Barracks at Jullundur, northeast India, on June 27 1920; and that the mutiny would spread to an already sympathetic native population, leading to a general protest such as at Amritsar the previous year, the army authorities quickly took decisive action. The commanding officer, Lt Col Leeds, strode into the crowd of excited and rebellious soldiers, demanding to speak to its two leaders John Flannery and Joe Hawes. He warned the men that they could be shot for this; that such behaviour only excited the natives to rebellion. Hawes, smoking a cigarette, replied that he would rather be killed by an Indian bullet than by a British one (His disrespectful attitude to his commanding officer was noted).

Galway author charts the Irish experience of WWI

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THE LAST couple of years has seen a mushrooming of books relating to WWI, and more specifically, WWI and Ireland. For those interested in learning more about this seismic event, or wondering where to start, Cormac Ó Comhraí’s Ireland and the First World War: A Photographic History is the perfect answer.

Remember nursing homes are ‘homes from home’, says patients’ rights’ advocate

A local advocate with the patient support group Patient Focus says it is important to remember that nursing homes are not institutions but “homes from homes” for people.

Galwegians must take opportunity to help shape nursing home standards

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“Horrific” cases involving the abuse of elderly and vulnerable residents in some Irish nursing homes over the years have hammered home to families the importance of speaking out if concerns arise, according to the former chairperson of the HSE’s regional health forum, Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely.

Army chaplain should pay more heed to the pope says GAAW

The Irish Army chaplain should pay closer heed to the message of Pope Francis rather than criticising President Higgins for his lack of reference to Christianity in a recent speech.

Holistic approach to education at St Louis Community School, Kiltimagh

St Louis Community School, Kiltimagh is a co-educational school with a current enrolment of 644 pupils. With an exceptional history in second level education, current programmes on offer include TY, JCSP, LCVP and LCA while still maintaining an outstanding record in the traditional Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate programmes. A recipient of numerous national awards for individual academic performances in several subject areas, St Louis is now a pilot school for the new Junior Cycle framework. In addition, existing opportunities in preparation for third level education include successful Fetac, City and Guilds and PLC programmes spanning a wide variety of areas including pre-nursing, sports and recreation, business, childcare and hairdressing.

‘Follow your heart’, says ninety year-old priest who still works fulltime

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Seventy-six years ago Fr Sean Kilcoyne first thought of becoming a priest. He was in secondary school in Castlebar and wondered what it would be like to be a man of the cloth.

Human rights meeting tonight on Marian Price case

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A public meeting focusing on the human rights’ campaign to free Marian Price, takes place this evening in Richardson’s, Eyre Square, at 8pm.

Galway honours its finest at People of the Year Awards

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More than 400 people gathered in the Galway Bay Hotel last weekend for the presentation of the annual Rehab Galway People of the Year Awards. The attendance included Mayor of Galway Cllr Terry O’Flaherty and County Mayor Tom Welby, as well as Minister of State Ciaran Cannon and other public representatives.


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