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Mayo doctor appointed to board of Irish Community Air Ambulance

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The Irish Community Air Ambulance, formerly Irish Community Rapid Response, has made a number of new appointments to its board - including Mayo native, Dr Lisa Cunningham.

Tawin NS - a symbol of the gathering storm

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‘To speak with justice, I would say this letter from Mr Casement is, for the most part, a string of falsehoods’ ….begins a letter of harsh criticism concerning the efforts of committed Irish language enthusiasts on the island of Tawin to build a new school where ‘Irish will be the language.’ It was to replace the English-speaking school, and its teacher, which was closed for years because the islanders refused to send their children there.

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‘Poor, brave, fighting little Tawin’ - wins major language battle

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Following the success of Séamus Ó Beirn’s play An Dochtúir at the Oireachtais in Dublin 1904, it was presented to full houses at Galway’s Town Hall immediately on the player’s triumphant return. Among the audience one evening was Sir Roger Casement, the notable humanitarian, a British consul by profession but, ironically, an anti-imperialist by nature.

Séamus Ó Beirn made his difference as a doctor

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The praise lavished on Dr Séamus Ó Beirn by the Tuam Herald (February 22 1908), for his lectures and lantern slides on the scourge of tuberculosis in Connemara, was justified. The journalist said he is ‘a plain dispensary doctor whose soul is aflame with Christian charity, and the love of his native tongue’.

Gaillimh le Gaeilge makes two key appointments to board

Maeve Joyce Crehan and Mary Rodgers have been appointed as two new Gaillimh le Gaeilge board members.

McNelis to chair online meeting on rights of those working from home

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The Covid-19 pandemic and the increased numbers now working from home have highlighted the “many shortcomings” in workers rights in Ireland.

Avail of hypnotherapy sessions to alleviate problematic issues

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Boasting a wealth of relevant experience, Paul Gill is a prominent feature within the hypnotherapy business for 17 years.

Dónall Mac Amhlaigh, gentleman, writer, exile

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This photograph of some of the staff of the Rockville Hotel was taken in the summer of 1947. They were all well-dressed which would have been normal in hotels in Salthill at the time, porters would have worn swallow-tail coats and waitresses proper uniforms. The Rockville was originally a guest house owned by a Mr Kelleher who was a member of the RIC. It evolved into a small comfortable hotel owned by O’Neills (“Private bathing from the Hotel, Phone Salthill 70”) and later by people named Hynes. As the Rockville it had high standards and was fully licensed.

 

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