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Galway Observer, May 27, 1922

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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.”

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a charity spring lunch in the King’s Head Bistro

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Paul and Mary Grealish of The King's Head Bistro, together with Ronan Scully of Gorta Self Help Africa, are hosting a special International Women’s Day lunch tomorrow (Friday) in aid of Gorta Self Help Africa.

Close matters of the heart as quandary reigns pertaining to issues Irish rugby

Well I’m only coming together now after a very packed weekend. On Saturday, I had been invited to speak at the 30th Colmcille Winter School. The man in charge of it, Martin Egan, had emailed me in early December asking would I speak, and I agreed long before I knew the date of the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which was also last Saturday. Anyway, I had given my confirmation that I would be there, so of course I couldn’t break that.

Michael Collins remembered a debt for ‘measly £10’

An Taibhdhearc, Ireland’s only Irish language theatre, situated in Middle Street, the very heart of Galway, grew out of a conversation between two remarkable men, Professor Liam Ó Briain and Dr Séamus Ó Beirn.* Both men, passionate Irish speakers, believed that a lively Irish language theatre would promote Irish in an imaginative way.

Countdown is on to this year’s Valentine’s Candlelight Ball for Western Care

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The countdown is on to this year’s Valentine’s Candlelight Ball, which takes place in Breaffy House Hotel on Saturday, February 16, in aid of Western Care Association.

Focus on You - Adult Learning Event Engage’19.

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If you are unsure of what study options to undertake, are currently unemployed or underemployed and seeking new opportunities, interested in upskilling and changing careers or just need some career advice – then Engage ‘19 is a great place to start. It focuses on you!

FAI Chief is Breaffy bound for 2019 Valentine’s Candlelight Ball

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The FAI’s Chief Executive John Delaney has been announced as the guest speaker for the 19th annual Valentine’s Candlelight Ball which is taking place in Breaffy House Resort on Saturday, February 16, in aid of Western Care Association.

European rugby action returns to the Sportsground

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The stakes are increasing as the penultimate European pool fixtures take place this weekend, and the Sportsground will host a key game when Sale arrive in Galway on Saturday (3pm).

Matters Longford to the fore as centenary celebrations acknowledge the right of women to vote

Well, Longford has really emerged with a bang in this pre-Christmas season. We had two notable events in Longford over last weekend.

Connolly demands State funding for Galway Autism Partnership

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Galway Autism Partnership is "an essential service" which caters for more than 200 families and deserves proper funding in order to be able to continue providing its services in 2019.

 

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