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Taking home the tree - father and son outside St Patrick's NS in December 1973.

1918

Portumna assault

At Portumna Petty Sessions – before Mr. Whyte R.M. (presiding), and J. Morrissey, J.P. – James Madden summoned James Canning for assault. In a cross-summons James Canning charged James Madden with abusive and threatening language.

Mr. Kearns, solr., appeared for Madden and Mr. Muleair, solr., for Canning.

James Madden started, in reply to Mr. Kearns, that on October 14th James Canning caught him by the throat, and, added witness, “pulled it out of him” (laughter). There were blood marks on his neck. He called him and old cripple.

“I am on the best of terms with him and have never interfered with him,” concluded witness.

To Mr. Mulcair: HE was a quiet man, and never interfered with Canning. He did not call in the doctor. He went to Mr. Kearns as he thought he would get better value (laughter).

James Canning stated Madden stopped him when driving his cattle. He shoved Madden, who called him a perjurer and raised a stick over his head.

James Power corroborated.

Canning was fined 10s. and both parties were bound to the peace.

Mellows unopposed

Mr. Liam Mellows, Sinn Fein candidate, was returned unopposed to the East Galway Parliamentary division on Wednesday. Some forty supporters attended at the courthouse for the declaration. There was no demonstration.

In the paper on which he relied he was proposed by Rev. Dr. Dignan, seconded by Mr. M. Staunton.

Rev. Father O’Flanagan visited Ballinasloe on Tuesday, and addressed a small and unrepresentative meeting, which was attended by a number of clergy. His address was on similar lines to that which he delivered on that night in Galway City.

1943

Teachers’ pay

In the hands of capable administrators it would be possible to provide better schools for the children, better salaries for the teachers, and better results in education for the same outlay, said Mrs. K. M. Clarke, Kiltimagh, women’s representative on the Central Executive Committee of the I.N.T.O., at a meeting of the Galway Co. Committee of the Organisation in the Town Hall, Galway, on Saturday.  The meeting, attended by over one hundred Co. Galway teachers, unanimously passed a resolution demanding an immediate and substantial increase in salaries and in the pensions of retired teachers in view of the increase in the cost of living.

Bus stop complaints

Mr. Michael O’Flaherty, P.C., II.C., told Galway Chamber of Commerce at its meeting on Monday night that he had hear many complaints about the recent change of the ‘bus terminus from Victoria Place to the railway station.

He had heard it said that the railway station was not at all a satisfactory place for boarding ‘busses because people had to queue up on the road where there was no shelter from bad weather.

Books don’t last

The County Manager (Mr. C. L. O’Flynn) at a meeting of Galway-Co. Libraries Committee on Saturday adopted estimates for the coming year which provided for an expenditure of £2,717. He reduced the estimates submitted by the County Librarian by £204.

In a statement submitted with the estimates the County Librarian said that the figures were approximately the minimum necessary to maintain the services at its present level.

The main item in the library budgets just now was the book fund. At no time since public libraries were empowered by law to purchase books had the acquisition of stocks presented such difficulties. The cost of books had risen appreciably if not unduly. Outstanding was the question of the provision of novels.  The flimsiest make-up cost half-a-guinea a copy, and before the novel had passed through many hands it was certain to be laid aside for binding.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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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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Students Yvonne O’Byrne, Edel Comer, Janice Butler, Orla Casserley, Lisa Small, Sinéad Irvine, Emer Burke, Alva McManus and Ciara Hanley who took part in the Dominican College, Taylor's Hill, production of the musical 'My Fair Lady' at the Rosary Hall in January 1998.

1923

Narrow escape

A party of four men, who arrived in the village in a motor-car, engaged in a murderous attack on the barracks occupied by the unarmed Civic Guard at Ahascragh, Ballinasloe, about three a.m. on Wednesday.

Shots and bombs were fired through the windows, and some of the sleeping guards had narrow escapes from bullets, and subsequently had to dash through the petrol-inspired flames for safety.

The village is a peaceable one, and the Guards have recently been carrying out their work in it with quiet efficiency. During the recent warfare, there had been no disturbance in the neighbourhood.

The Guards retired as usual on Tuesday night, and about three a.m. on Wednesday morning they were awakened by the crash of rifles.

A moment later flames sprang up, and it was seen that the barracks had been sprinkled with petrol and fired. Bombs were first fired through the windows, then petrol was thrown in, and the place was set on fire.

The small body of four Guards found themselves compelled to seek shelter from the bullets, and then they had to make a dash to escape the flames that were springing up around them.

Sergeant Rodgers had an exceedingly narrow escape, a bullet grazing his head. Guard Grimes was sleeping beneath a window when it was broken and petrol thrown over his head.

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