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“On Thursday night a crowd numbering several thousand assembled inside the Square, and two men set to work sawing at the base of life-size bronze monument of Lord Dunkellin, a brother of the notorious landlord, Lord Clanricarde of Portumna. In a scene reminiscent of the downfall of Saddam Hussain’s statue in Baghdad, shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a rope was fastened around Dunkellin’s neck, and with a mighty pull, down it fell amidst great applause.”
Maybe not a meteoric rise, but something of a slow and determined slog, Jack Carty, now 26, seems to have been around Connacht Rugby for a long time.
There are many cities, towns and villages in Ireland that are synonymous with certain industrial activities or are best known for unique local characteristics associated with its people, its landscape, its sporting and cultural traditions — Headford is no different.
The Citie of the Tribes was the name given to the first steamboat to sail on the bay. She was built in South Shields and registered on December 24, 1872, for the pioneering Galway Steamboat Company and her arrival here was hailed as the precursor of the new shipping millennium, the era of steam.
Joanne Murphy of Tri Talking Sport was officially appointed President of the Business and Professional Women’s Club Galway at their AGM in the Ardilaun Hotel on Monday, succeeding Valerie Murphy who held a two-year term of office at the helm of BPW Galway.
TREVOR Ó CLOCHARTAIGH, originally from an Aird Mhóir near Cill Chiaráin, and Orla King from An Spidéal, have been appointed to the board of directors of An Taibhdhearc, the national Irish language theatre.
In December, Network Ireland Mayo held its AGM in Breaffy House Resort, which was followed by a drinks reception and dinner in the Mulberry restaurant.
An Irish greyhound is now living a heavenly life in Europe after being adopted by a priest in an Austrian monastery.
Augusta Lady Gregory, and her husband Sir William, were away in Italy in May 1888, when her former lover Wilfrid Scawen Blunt was imprisoned in Galway for participating in an anti-eviction rally at Woodford the previous October. I described last week, that within two days of her return to Galway she visited his empty cell, and remained sometime.*
A bronze plaque, dedicated to those who served under Galwayman and 1916 Proclamation signatory Éamonn Ceannt, in Dublin during the Easter Rising, was recently unveiled at the Galway City Museum.