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Tawin NS - a symbol of the gathering storm

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‘To speak with justice, I would say this letter from Mr Casement is, for the most part, a string of falsehoods’ ….begins a letter of harsh criticism concerning the efforts of committed Irish language enthusiasts on the island of Tawin to build a new school where ‘Irish will be the language.’ It was to replace the English-speaking school, and its teacher, which was closed for years because the islanders refused to send their children there.

‘I could not think of marrying such a barbarian.’

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In 1839 Catherine Cohalan, from Aughrim Co Galway, was abducted from her home by a man named James Cohalan probably a cousin. Here her seizure had been agreed by the couple beforehand because Catherine did not want to marry Michael Campbell, a man whom her father had arranged for her to marry the following week.

Mayo Stages to put the foot to the floor this weekend

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A new season of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship gets underway this Sunday, March 8 with the TF Royal Hotel/Casey’s and Mulroy’s Londis Mayo Rally that bridges an eleven-year gap since the event was last based in Castlebar.

Mayo Stages moves towards the starting line

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Last Friday, February 21 saw Mayo and District Motorsport Club launch the TF Royal Hotel & Theatre/ Casey’s & Mulroy’s Londis Castlebar Mayo Stages Rally 2020.

Galway gears up for 2020 international rally

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Galway is gearing up for the 2020 Galway International Rally and the 2020 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship.

Mayo Stages Rally 2020 confirmed for Castlebar

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Mayo and District Motorsport Club are delighted to officially confirm that the Mayo Stages Rally 2020 will take place on Sunday, March 8, in the Castlebar area.

Final loose surface autocross of the season coming up

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This Sunday, September 8, Mayo Motorsport Club host their final Autocross for 2019 in the Valley.

‘What do you think of that, Mr McDonogh?’

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I think that even today if a 21 years old woman applied for permanency to her job as Galway county surveyor, which she held from December 1906 for five months, and was turned down due to her young age and lack of experience, most of us would not be surprised.

‘What do you think of that, Mr McDonogh?’

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I think that even today if a 21 years old woman applied for permanency to her job as Galway county surveyor, which she held from December 1906 for five months, and was turned down due to her young age and lack of experience, most of us would not be surprised.

‘Muishe, is it yourself that’s in it, Mr O’Brien?’

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Liam Ó Briain, professor of romance languages UCG, was arrested by the Black and Tans on November 21 1920. He was taken to the RIC barracks, at that time in Dominick Street, and then up to the army barracks at Earls island, where he was identified. Other men arrested stood in line. They were watched by ‘pompous young officers’ who, with ‘a hand on their guns’ ‘sniggered’ at the standing prisoners. They went up and down pulling hands out of their pockets. Ó Briain, in his recently published essays on his experiences,* did not sound too concerned. He was well known to the police authorities. Because of the murder and mayhem during the week of his arrest, he must have been expecting to be picked up.

 

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