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Galway 1910 - 1923, the changing years

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Early in 1916, Pádraic Pearse visited Athenry to discuss plans for the Rising. He wanted the Volunteers to hold the county at the River Suck at Ballinasloe, to capture Galway city, and then, if possible, to march on Dublin. There were several variations of this strategy, but whichever plan was finally agreed, its success depended on the Volunteers receiving modern weaponry. Up to then the men had been rehearsing with shotguns, and sticks. Pearse assured them that small arms, including assault rifles and machine guns, were on their way. They would arrive in Gort, and be distributed from there.

From one frontline to another - RSM O’Callaghan is always in the thick of it

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After 35 years in the army, 15 charities, six overseas tours in four countries, three promotions, two children, and one wonderful wife, local dynamo and social benefactor Noel O’Callaghan managed to find the time to shoot the breeze with the Advertiser this week about his colourful career and his involvement with so many great causes around the Midlands.

Cllr Doran unsure of decision to resign

Betty Doran, the former Green and Labour Party councillor, has told the Mullingar Advertiser that her declaration of resignation from the Town Council may have been “in haste”.

Operation Alteration @ Castle Leisure Club

Have you ever gone to an all-night vigil in Knock? It’s tiring, especially when you are only 10 years old and you haven’t a clue what’s going on only that you were allowed stay up half the night and are determined not to fall asleep.


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