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Ireland wilt under Brave Blossoms pressure as local students await Junior Cert results

We will begin this column with our take on the rugby match last Saturday between Ireland and Japan. Firstly, in my opinion, Ireland did not play badly, but yet Japan played a terrific game.

Medieval Galway

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This very stylised plan of Galway was made in 1583 by Barnaby Googe and is the earliest surviving map of the city. It shows the walled town as it stood at the end of the medieval period. Galway was packed with houses: the D-shaped circuit of walls with mural towers and gates was complete; there was only one bridge over the fast flowing river, which was also an important salmon fishery, and it possessed a wharf or landing place for ships. The parish church of St Nicholas and the central market place with its market cross were prominent in the townscape, which was structured around the northeast/southwest axis of Shop Street branching into Main Guard Street and High Street/Quay Street.

Medieval Galway

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This very stylised plan of Galway was made in 1583 by Barnaby Googe and is the earliest surviving map of the city. It shows the walled town as it stood at the end of the medieval period. Galway was packed with houses: the D-shaped circuit of walls with mural towers and gates was complete; there was only one bridge over the fast flowing river, which was also an important salmon fishery, and it possessed a wharf or landing place for ships. The parish church of St Nicholas and the central market place with its market cross were prominent in the townscape, which was structured around the northeast/southwest axis of Shop Street branching into Main Guard Street and High Street/Quay Street.

Whatever the weather, European political issues still prevail

This summer weather exhibits smiles all round. I’m sure there’s not one reader that isn’t delighted with the good weather.

1798 - and why it still matters

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IN 1798 something remarkable happened in Ireland. Irish Catholics and Presbyterians put aside religious differences to unite in common cause over their grievances against British rule and its discriminations against them. Between May and October that year, they fought to establish an Irish Republic.

Post-Brexit, Ireland faces many tough choices

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While domestic policy challenges continue to dominate Irish political discourse, the sense that negotiations are reaching a crunch phase is pushing Brexit higher up the agenda. Insider however senses that much of the population, and even some of the political class, are oblivious to the scale of the challenges facing the State on the global front, and the painful decisions and choices that may have to be taken.

Marietta Doran to host ‘Autumn Seasonal Style Sessions’ at Burgess

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Burgess in Athlone will launch its autumn fashion collection on Saturday, October 7, with Ireland’s best known stylist, Marietta Doran, in-store to host a series of seasonal style sessions.

Corofin’s four-in-a-row history makers

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This current panel of Corofin players and their respective management teams over the past few years deserve immense credit for having the commitment, desire, energy and ability to annex four consecutive senior county titles. To have done so, is a tremendous feat.

Standards of political commentary in freefall

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Insider has been a keen observer and participant in political affairs for close on 40 years, and one of the biggest changes he has seen in that time is the decline in the standard of political reporting and analysis, seemingly deteriorating at a quickening pace with the passing years.

1916 - don’t believe everything they tell you

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The 1916 Rising did not end on April 29 when Pádraig Pearse issued the order to surrender. Many are still fighting it, or, to be more accurate, fighting against it, and, as with any war, the first and most prolonged casualty is the truth.

 

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