Galway In Days Gone By

Among the prizewinners at Feis Cheoil an Iarthar in the Columban Hall, Sea Road, Galway, in October 1969 were Peigín Ní Fhathartaigh, Máirín Ní Ghriallais, Áine Ní Loideáin and Máire Ní Mháille, all from Coláiste Chroí Mhuire, Spiddal.
Among the prizewinners at Feis Cheoil an Iarthar in the Columban Hall, Sea Road, Galway, in October 1969 were Peigín Ní Fhathartaigh, Máirín Ní Ghriallais, Áine Ní Loideáin and Máire Ní Mháille, all from Coláiste Chroí Mhuire, Spiddal.

1919

New laws for fasting

The new Code of Cannon Law makes important changes in the laws of fasting and abstinence. The new law of abstinence henceforth forbids only meat, and soup made from meat.

Eggs, milk-meats and condiments made from fat, are allowed on all days, even on Good Fridays. The ‘Irish law’ against eggs on certain Friday Vigils disappears.

The law of fasting allows only one full meal in the day; but it does not exclude such allowance, morning and evening, as is sanctioned by lawful customs.

Meat is lawful at the full meal, unless on a day of abstinence as well as of fasting; but morning and evening the kind of food as well as the amount, must be such as custom allows.  Our custom, owing to the change in the law of abstinence, allows butter at breakfast on the three days of Lent hitherto observed as black-fast days, as on other days of Lent.

Influenza hits Milltown

At the meeting of the Tuam Board of Guardians on Saturday, a letter was read from Dr. M. Costello, Dunmore, stating that influenza was very prevalent in Milltown district, and it was desirable that a hospital nurse be got to live in the district for a few weeks to visit the houses, as in some of them, all the members of the families were down with the disease, which looked like spreading further.

It had been done in Claremorris, and was very successful. The epidemic in Milltown was of a very severe type – Dr. T. B. Costello, Tuam, M.O.H., recommended the procuring of a nurse as mentioned by Dr. M. Costello and the board directed a letter to engage one immediately.

1944

Éire to be restricted

In the British House of Commons to-day, the Prime Minister, Mr. Winston Churchill, stated that the restrictions on travel between Great Britain and Éire were the first step in a policy destined to isolate Southern Ireland during the critical period now approaching.

He said that Great Britain fully supported the American request for the closing of the German Legation and the Japanese Consulate in Dublin.

Ridiculous Garda roles

“The Guards are employed for everything except what they were recruited to do; they have to deal with pensions, passports and even tea rationing as well as a host of other things,” remarked Ald. J. Brennan at Thursday’s meeting of the Galway Corporation when Mr. C. I. O’Flynn, Co. Manager, told him that the wave of vandalism that was reported recently had been brought to the notice of Guards.

An extract from a report on destruction of public property, prepared by Mr. J. S. Carroll, borough Surveyor, and submitted to Mr. C. I. O’Flynn, Co. Manager, was published in the CONNACHT SENTINEL and the CONNACHT TRIBUNE a few weeks ago.

Ald. Brennan said that they could not expect much assistance from the Guards and he did not blame the Guards for that.

Waiting for a wash

“That would be a long time to have to wait for a wash,” said Mr. W. Carrick. at Thursday’s meeting of the Galway Corporation when Mr. C. J. Flynn, Co. Manager, told him that it might be possible to re-open the public baths at the docks when business at the docks was restored.

Mr Carrick asked him to consider the immediate opening of the baths, which he said, were a very necessary institution.

The Co. Manager said that he had advertised for a lessee but no one offered to take the baths.

Mr. Carrick suggested that the Corporation should run them.

Co. Manager: You know from experience that you will lose on them and you have been complaining about the high rates.

The discussion ended.

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