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An alternative to the formbook at Galway Races in 1988.

1916

Street nuisance

At Galway Petty Sessions, Mr. Hildebrand said that with regard to ball playing on streets, he had often intended to take action since he came to Galway, which was a decided nuisance.

He notices that the boys in the city were not good-mannered boys, they did not wait for passengers to pass, but actually continued to play while people were passing by. He would, therefore, like a pronouncement from the bench of the matter.

Chairman Joseph Kilbride, R.M.: Market-street is about the worst.

Mr. Hildebrand: Particularly on a Sunday. I do not like to be a new brook; I did not ever care for it, but this thing ought to be put down.

Mr. J.S. Young said he was going to mention the matter. In regard to this offence, he decided to say that the Urban Council had over and over again asked the police to take action. The practice by boys of playing ball and pitch-and-toss in the streets had become a nuisance.

Mr. Hildebrand: Very well; let it go forth that we are not active in a vindictive manner, that we are taking action by the concurrence of the magistrate.

Success assured

As we write this (Friday) morning, the preparations for the great Cathedral Bazaar are all but completed, and Eyre Square is already offered a foretaste of the week’s gaiety.

The entrance from the Bank of Ireland side is flanked with monster marquees, that to the right being where the countless couples will “trip the light fantastic too” in a week’s revelry in which joy will be unconfined.

Other white canvas structures stand around, scarcely, if at all, less spacious, while further down the green plot is dotted with small tents suggestive, but not quite of the bell-shape. It is all very showy, picturesque and summery, and makes a vivid appeal to the imagination.

1941

Bog dispute settled

A settlement has at last been reached in the Glenaun bog dispute and it is expected that work will be resumed towards the end of this week. Most of the forty-six men involved will be accommodated immediately, and it is hoped that the whole number will be at work in a very short time.

Worst attendance

Killimore was one of the worst districts in the whole East Galway Court area as regards attendance at school, said District Justice Cahill, at Killimore Court. In some cases the attendance was very bad, perhaps the worst for this time of the year of any other district.

Ploughing body

“I hope that whatever changes may come the plough will never again be let down for the sake of foreign interests,” said Mr. Michael Donnellan, Dunmore, in thanking the Galway County Ploughing Association on Saturday for his election as chairman of the Association. The country, he said, had at long last come to realise that the day the plough was let down, the country would go down with it.

Galway still on top

Galway 0-8 Roscommon 1-4

Galway senior footballers were hard pressed to retain the Connacht title on Sunday at Roscommon. Only by a single point did they defeat Rosommon and qualify to meet either Cavan or Tyrone in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Croke Park on August 17th.

Indeed, Roscommon were the better team in many aspects of the game and it was only the craft gained by long experience that saved Galway from a trouncing.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Looking into the future at Ballinasloe Fair in the early 1990s.

1922

Ballinasloe Show

Ballinasloe District Agricultural Show, held on Monday last, was a splendid success. Favoured by ideal weather, the attendance was a record one. Despite expectations to the contrary, the number of exhibits in every department was well up to the average, and in the cattle and sheep sections the number of entrants was nearly double that of any show held within the past few years, while the all-round quality of the exhibits showed a marked improvement and surpassed anything previously exhibited at the show.

Were it not for the postal strike, the exhibits would have been largely augmented, but taking everything into consideration, the show was indeed a very creditable one. In the horse section, the exhibits were remarkably good, and the judges had a very trying time in arriving at decisions. This can also be said of the cattle section, where the entrants were numerous and the quality particularly good.

Worthy of special note were the vegetables, the quality, despite the unfavourable season, being extra good – some of the exhibits being as good as any seen at the Dublin Show.

Not only was the arrangement good, but in the opinion of the judges, the quality was extremely good. The exhibits of fruit, though not plentiful, were very creditable to the exhibitors.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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1922

Scabs warning

An exciting incident in connection with the postal strike occurred at Mary-st., Galway, at four o’clock last Saturday afternoon.

An official of the Galway Electric Lighting Company, Ltd., accompanied by another official, had gone to the central post office at Eglinton-street to collect the letters of the company. Shortly after he had left, it was alleged that he had taken other letters for delivery in Mary-street on his way back to the works.

The strike picket immediately gave chase, and an exciting scene, which was witnessed by a number of people in the street, followed.

The officials of the company were chased into the licensed premises of Mr. J. S. Young, but it could not be found that they had delivered any letters.

“We did not see them delivering any letters,” said one of the strikers. “Anyhow, an undertaking has been signed now not to attempt to deliver any to other people.”

A few national soldiers in uniform were standing at the Eglinton-street end of Mary-street during the incident. Four lady members of the staff at the Galway central office returned to work on Saturday and were understood to be engaged upon sorting of letters recently delivered by road.

It is stated that letters are also being posted at the central boxes. Meanwhile the picket remains almost continuously “on duty” outside the office, in front of which two boards have been place, one stating, “Don’t take letters from scabs”; and another “Restricted Services – Four do the work of forty-two”.

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Children examine the carcass of a 40-foot sperm whale, beached in Loughaunrone near Oranmore in September 1997. The whale was later burned on the beach as Council engineers were concerned about the danger of seepage if the giant mammal was buried.

1922

Connemara raids

The Publicity Department, Railway Hotel, Galway, issues the following: – Mr. Richard O’Toole, Lettermore, Connemara, has been forced to leave his home as a result of a raid made upon it by irregulars and subsequent threats.

A few nights ago, a party of men came to Mr. O’Toole’s home and demanded his motor bicycle. He refused to give it. The leader of the raiders, tapping his gun, said: “Do you see this?”

“Shoot away,” was Mr. O’Toole’s reply, and the raiders are then said to have gone to the garage to look for the machine. He managed, however, to get the machine, and to make his way to Galway. The men threatened that they would return to his house on the succeeding night and take him.

He was obliged to leave some men to mind his mother, who is very nervous, and falls into a faint when a raid takes place.

The house of Mr. Cloherty at Roundstone was also visited and about £40 worth of stuff taken. Mr. Cloherty is the father of Mr. J. J. Cloherty, a well-known County Councillor, and is a strong supporter of the Treaty.

A shop in Kilkerrin was also raided, and a considerable quantity of goods taken.

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