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Castlebar Prison and the 1798 Rebellion

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When the English forces regained control of Castlebar after the departure of General Humbert, the greater part of the County Prison on the Green was taken from the control of Governor Henry Moran and set aside for military purposes. Provost Martial William Clavroge assumed responsibility for the military section and military prisoners. Apart from a few common criminals, the prison population of 190 comprised captured Irish rebels, deserters from the British military and militias, and political prisoners such as John Moore.

Eight common work-from-home scams to avoid

It is now more important than ever to be on guard against job offers that look too good to be true.

Irish documentary telling the story of John F. Kennedy’s visit to Galway to be showcased at major museums

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A new, Irish documentary directed by Galway native Pamela Finn will be showcased at the JFK Hyannis Museum Cape Cod, Massachusetts United States and Galway City Museum this summer.

Four weddings and a mutiny – India 1920

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On 28 June 1920, members of the Connaught Rangers Regiment stationed at Wellington Barracks, Jullundur in Punjab, mutinied in protest against the activities of the British Army in Ireland. The irony of their stance as members of a colonial occupying army was, it would seem, lost on them. Two men took the protest to the Connaught Rangers company at Solon Barracks the next day. On the evening of 1 July, a group armed with bayonets attempted to take weapons from the magazine fort at Solon. The guard opened fire, killing a mutineer and an innocent man. The protest started peacefully at both locations—orders were ignored, tricolours were flown, Sinn Féin rosettes were worn, and rebel songs were sung. Sixty-one men were convicted of mutiny. Fourteen were sentenced to death, but only one, James Joseph Daly, was executed. Those imprisoned were released in 1923. Ballina man James J. Devers, one of the Solon mutineers, was among those released. Devers enlisted in 1918.

‘If I worried too much, I wouldn’t be able to do this job properly,’

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It’s the voice that people recognise first. When we commence our chat, she is grappling with a coffee machine that threatens to drown out our conversation. And then, there is the voice that has kept millions of crime podcast fans enthralled during lockdown, at a time when gangland crime proved box office and when the misdemeanours of an elite group of criminals, here at home and abroad, became household names.

Drugs issue in west is leading to volatility and violent organised crime, JPC told

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The prevalance of a burgeoning drugs trade in the west is leading to a volatile and violent organised crime network, the Galway City Council Joint Policing Committee was told on Monday.

Cloonakilla National School pupil claims historic county Eason Spelling Bee achievement

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Cloonakilla National School sixth class pupil, Evan Mimnagh-Reilly savoured a ‘top of the class’ moment recently when he achieved success at the Roscommon County Spelling Bee competition in the Abbey Hotel.

Skin cancer rates set to double – time to protect yourself, says Minister

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Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Ireland, with around 13,000 new cases every year. Very worryingly, this number is projected to double by 2045. However, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable.

Maigh Cuilinn secure vital play-off win

Maigh Cuilinn retained their status in Basketball Ireland Men’s Superleague after they prevailed in a tense relegation play-off battle against UCD Marian in Dublin’s National Basketball Arena last weekend.

Galway hurlers will be wary of Cork

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Fresh from claiming their fourth Walsh Cup title and an opening round league win over Wexford last weekend, the Galway seniors hurlers next assignment is the visit of Cork to Pearse Stadium this Sunday afternoon (2pm).


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