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At the South Galway Secondary Schools Debs Ball in the Corrib Great Southern Hotel in August 1994 were Marianne Fahy, Elva Conroy and Olivia Mahoney, all of Gort.

1918

For the I.R.A.

The houses of MI. Collins, P. Reilly and P. Flaherty in Clonboo district, were entered by two armed and disguised men. The owners were told the surrender their arms, the raiders stating that they required them for the Irish Republican Army.

The raiders took away a shot gun out of each of the houses visited and fired shots on leaving. So terrified were the inmates to the house of Collins at the attitude of the raiders that his daughter, who had been in delicate health for some time, fainted, and did not regain consciousness for a considerable time.

The houses raided are in a very lonely part of the country, and a considerable distance from the public road. Active enquiries are being made by the police, but up to the present, no arrests have been made.

Daring sacrilege

The discovery was made on Saturday evening that the regimental colours of the Connaught Rangers had been stolen from the little Catholic Church attached to the depot at Renmore, Galway. Two flags, with their poles, were removed either on Thursday or Friday night. One belonged to the second Battalion and the other to the fourth (the old Boyle Militia), and they were consecrated by the Catholic Chaplain.

The police have made diligent investigations but have failed to find any clues. It is supposed that the perpetrators of the daring outrage removed the colours by gaining entry to the Church with a skeleton key.

1943

Turf dump

The turf dump in Eyre Square is going at last! It was placed there against the wishes of the citizens and the advice of the Mayor; it has been an eyesore since the Autumn of 1941; it caused a loss of some hundreds of pounds to the Corporation last year because the Square could not be let for amusements as usual during Race Week – and it has not been of the slightest benefit to the people of Galway.

Now, leaving some 800 tons of useless mould behind, the huge mass is being loaded at the adjacent stations en route to Dublin, having been sold by the County authorities to Irish Fuel importers at a figure which had not been mentioned, but which we are assured will safeguard the County Council against loss.

The first consignment was taken from the Square to the Galway railway station for transport to Dublin. The removal of the turf will proceed slowly – the work will extend over six weeks – for the reason that while the weather has brought about an improvement in the position with regard to supplies for Galway City, it is felt that some turf should remain on the Square a little longer as a safeguard against any further deterioration of the position.

Temperance drinks

Five local publicans were charged at Galway Court on Thursday before District Justice Mac Giollarnaith, with selling grape fruit crush and orange fruit crush which, on analysis, was found to be deficient in certain essentials. One defendant was also charged with selling custard powder which was found to contain mites.

In one case, Garda Lynch said the analyst’s certificate stated that it was an imitation of a well-known grape fruit crush which was no longer obtainable. The certificate, he said, stated that there was no genuine grape fruit in the sample.

Mrs Bridget Whelan, Woodquay, was charged with selling “Regent Creamy Custard” powder, which on analysis, was found to be contaminated with mites.

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Student musicians who took part in the Dominican College, Taylor's Hill production of My Fair Lady in January 1998.

1923

Influenza cure

Of the ills to which human flesh is heir, those which result from the periodical influenza epidemic are, perhaps, the most devastating.

The toll of human life in the great epidemic of 1918-’19 was unparalleled in the more recent history of the world. It is calculated that in the twelve months the epidemic claimed more victims than fell in the four-and-a-half years of the European war.

In Ireland the disease was no respecter of persons, the flower of the race falling an easy prey to the germ. Indeed, it is rather a remarkable fact that it was amongst the young manhood and womanhood of the country that the ravages of the disease were greatest.

This week the welcome news has been published that the bacteriologists at the Rockefeller Institute, New York, have isolated the influenza germ, and that the cure of the disease is in sight.

The discovery of the germ itself is of inestimable importance for the welfare of humanity and augurs the possibly of influenza being made a preventable disease like smallpox in, it is to be hoped, the not far distant future.

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Orla McArdle, Leonie Ryan, Maeve Lohan, Sinéad Armstrong, Maria Lyons and Paul Ryan who were taking part in the Coláiste Iognáid production of 'Joseph' in the Jesuit Hall, Sea Road on February 5, 1991.

1923

Training ex-soldiers

A meeting of the committee of Galway Technical Institute was held on Tuesday, Mr. Eraut presiding.

The secretary, Dr. Webb, stated that there was a deputation outside from the Galway Carpenters’ Society in reference to the offer made by the Ministry of Labour to the committee to have up to 100 ex-soldiers trained in the institute in various crafts from joinery to thatching houses and making tin cans.

The difficulty he foresaw in regard to the scheme was to train maimed ex-solders and for this the Ministry of Labour was willing to give the committee 15s. per head per week. It was a money-making scheme so far as that committee was concerned, and would result in bringing a good deal of money into the city, because there would also be certain allowances for the wives and dependents.

He estimated that it would mean something like £200 or £300 per week. It was a question for the committee whether they would provide these classes. He had inquired from an authoritative source whether the training of these men would be likely to interfere with the employment of the recognised carpenter, and he was informed in the negative.

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Taking part in the West of Ireland Bridge Congress at UCG in April 1983 were Phil Carey, Newcastle, Eileen Murphy, Taylor's Hill, Carmel Howard, Cross Street and Claire Burke, Salthill. This year’s Bridge Congress is taking place next week at the Ardilaun Hotel from February 3 to February 5.

1923

Islanders’ distress

A correspondent sends authentic particulars of distress prevailing in the Islands of Aran. There is extreme poverty in Inishmore, especially in Killeany; large numbers in the village are on the verge of starvation, kept alive by the charity of neighbours, with scarcely a healthy child amongst them.

The people own no land, notwithstanding that the Congested Districts Board has a large tract; they fish and labour when the former is profitable or practicable and when the work can be found. To-day they are without either.

Similar stories come from other island villages. Yet last October Mr. Blythe stated in the Dáil that £1,000 had been granted for the relief of distress on the islands. The money was placed at the disposal of the Galway Rural District Council, which refused to have anything to do with the scheme.

Accordingly, the grant was never made. It is alleged that the inhabitants of Inishmore have refused to pay rates, but islanders state in reply that rates were not collected for some two years, nor were demand notes issued. The whole position is so grave that it should be looked into without further delay, and we understand that all the circumstances have been referred to Deputy O’Connell for this purpose.

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