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Westmeath County Council appoints new historian in residence

As part of Westmeath County Council’s 'Decade of Centenaries' programme, Dr Paul Hughes has been appointed historian in residence for the period March to July 2021.

The handing over of Galway Gaol

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Galway City and County gaols were built at the beginning of the 19th century on a large site which took up most of Nuns Island. Construction was conditional on a right of way, the road all around the walls, also being built. James Hardiman, the historian, described it as follows: “The Prison …. Is built in the form of a crescent …. The interior of which is divided into eight wards ….. separated by walls which form so many radii of a circle, and, terminating in the rear of the governor’s house, bringing the whole range within many of his windows, by which means he can, at a single glance, survey the entire.”

NUI Galway appoints new vice president for research and innovation

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NUI Galway has announced the appointment of Professor Jim Livesey as Vice-President for Research and Innovation. Professor Livesey joins from the University of Dundee, where he served as Dean of Humanities since 2014.

Galway’s Pro-Cathedral, a building of some significance

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At early Mass on Christmas morning 1842, there was a dreadful accident at Galway’s Pro-Cathedral during which 37 people were killed, and many more were injured. Known as the Parish Church, and completed just twenty-one years before, it was by far the largest Catholic church in the town, surprisingly built in preCatholic Emancipation times.

Galway academics flood our history with colour as awardwinning book flies off shelves

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Galway is fortunate to be home to many people who bring an enormous amount to an understanding of the place where they live, and also to the country as a whole. Two of those people have now combined to produce a book that will do that and more, bringing to life a history we had consigned to monochrome and sepia.

Theobald Wolfe Tone - A hero without blemish

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The Criminal Conversation case taken by Richard Martin against John Petrie, in 1791, the seducer of his wife Eliza, which was extensively covered in the newspapers of the time, and no doubt read with enormous enjoyment by society in both England and Ireland, nevertheless, did not go entirely in Martin’s favour.

Through The Glass Darkly

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Two distinct phases of the hermetic life existed in early Christianity. The first phase was the Egyptian phase, the era of the desert hermits. With its scarcity of resources and its forbidding geography, the desert was a radical contrast to urban areas. These factors shaped the fierce insights of the desert hermits: the extreme individualism, their hostility toward social life, and their separation from conventional ecclesiastical authority.

Local authority makes historian in residence appointment

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As part of the Westmeath County Council Decade of Centenaries programme, Mount Temple resident, Ian Kenneally, has been appointed Historian in Residence for the period from August until November 2020.

A man and a Movement Perfectly Matched

Donald Trump is the worst president the United States has ever had - a lying, bigoted bully, a racist, a serial abuser of women, a many times failed businessman, a vulgarian who has diminished the international stature of the United States, a man with no sense of shame for the crude and offensive things he has said and done.

Enhanced restrictive public health measures implemented as family embraces sadly missed

Since we last spoke, we have all been living through this never-never land of coronavirus.

 

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