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Mount Temple resident reappointed to Historian in Residence position

As part of the Westmeath County Council Decade of Centenaries programme, Mount Temple resident, Ian Kenneally, has been reappointed Historian in Residence for the period from August until December 2021.

Liam O’Flaherty and the War of Independence

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LIAM O'FLAHERTY was travelling in the Americas during the War of Independence, while his brother Tom was involved in Communist politics in the United States.

Westmeath County Council launches new documentary on burning of Moydrum

Westmeath County Council has released a mini-documentary to mark the centenary of the burning of Moydrum Castle, one of the key events of the closing stages of the Irish War of Independence in Westmeath.

‘At his core, Michael Collins was a true Republican’

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AUGUST 22 2021 will mark the 99th anniversary of Béal na Bláth and the death of one of the most significant figures in modern Irish history - Michael Collins.

Westport Tourism Organisation publishes fifth book in series of visitor survey reports

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Westport Tourism Organisation (WTO) has announced the publication of its latest book report: Westport – Where Visitors Feel at Home – documenting the findings of a survey of attitudes/opinions of visitors (domestic and international) to Westport and tourism operators/accommodation providers in the host community, conducted by WTO during 2019.

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.

 

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