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Galway In Time Gone By – A browse through the archives of the Connacht Tribune

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1914

Bring home the bacon

Martin Walsh, Galway, pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ at the Spring Assizes to an indictment charging him with the larceny of a piece of bacon valued at 5s. from Mrs. Julia Cunningham, Upper Abbeygate Street, on Jan. 23rd.

Mrs. Cunningham, in examination by Mr. Fetherstonhaugh, K.C., said she saw the prisoner in her shop in the 23rd Jan. He asked for tea and sugar, but he had no money, and she had to threaten to call the police if he did not leave.

At the time, she had weighed a piece of bacon, and placed it inside the counter. She went into the kitchen, and Miss Lee, who was in the shop, called her back, when she found that the bacon was gone.

Miss Mary Lee deposed that she saw the prisoner coming from inside the counter, and missed the piece of bacon, but she did not see it with him.

Cross-examined by the prisoner, witness said she did not see him doing anything wrong in the shop.

A daughter of Mrs. Cunningham gave evidence as to seeing the prisoner taking a piece of meat from behind the counter. Const. Haughey said he arrested the prisoner in a public-house. When cautioned, he said he was not in Cunningham’s that day.

The jury, without leaving the box, returned a verdict of ‘Guilty’. The Judge, referring to prisoner’s record, said there were in all 33 convictions against him. His Lordship ordered the prisoner to be detained in an Inebriates’ Home for his reformation, for a period of three years.

1939

Bravery honour

Galway Harbour Commissioners decided on the proposition of Mr. C.C. Copeland, to recommend to the Royal Humane Society, the action of Tommie Kelly, Long Walk, Galway, a launchman employed by the Commissioners, who dived fully clothed into Galway docks on March 6, to the rescue of a cyclist. Cllr. J. Healy said that this was the second or third rescue this man had made.

Duggan Park final?

Ballinasloe has every hope of having the Connacht football final this year in Duggan Park. At a committee meeting of those who are organising a gala week in June to raise money to purchase and develop the pitch, it was shown the park is capable of housing the attendance expected at this event and that 12,000 people could be comfortably seated on the pitch itself, leaving room for 10,000 or 12,000 outside the barriers.

It is the intention of those concerned to have the park purchased and developed to house some of the big important games of the G.A.A. in 1939 and 1940 and to make the pitch worthy of housing some of the big events of the year in the football world.

£25,000 for Ashford

It has now been officially stated that the Ashford estate and castle have been sold to the Irish Forestry Department. The purchase figure has not been disclosed, but a “Connacht Tribune” reporter learned that the estate was sold for £17,000 and the castle for £8,000. It was also learned that the Department is negotiating for the resale of the castle to an hotel syndicate.

Last week, all the employees of the estate, except five, received notices of their dismissals as and from April 29, and the tenants of twenty houses on the estate received notices to quit.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

 

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A little girl celebrates Sarsfields’ success in the County Hurling Final in 1997.

1922

The ‘pay-nobodies’

The righteous wrath of members of Galway County Council very properly manifested itself against the “pay nobodies” at the meeting on Saturday last.

“I am quite satisfied,” declared Dr. Walsh, “that numbers of people who defend the policy of not paying rates are thoroughly dishonest.”

Mr. Kennedy said the policy to-day was to pay nobody and the people who were in debt themselves “wanted everybody else to be in the same position”.

Mr. Tierney invoked the dictum of the Irish Hierarchy in regard to the payment of just and lawful debts. Verily, “there are greater thieves than Cacus” – men who have such noble and patriotic notions that, to their mind, national freedom is synonymous with freedom from just and lawful obligations. It is time the people paid their rates and debts and gave up their outworn cant.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Oil-covered swans being rescued for cleaning from the water at the Claddagh following an oil spill into the River Corrib in March 2001. A spillage upstream reached the Claddagh Basin and dozens of swans had to be removed to a sanctuary for safe keeping. About 20 swans were so contaminated that they either died or had to be put down.

1922

Temperance club

A long-felt want in Galway has been supplied this week by the opening on Monday night of the temperance club in the Columban Hall.

The club, which will be carried on under the committee of the Pioneer Association, is not confined exclusively to pioneers, but will be open to persons who have a pledge against the use of alcoholic drinks.

There will be an entrance fee of 2s. and a nominal payment for members of 6d. a month will be required to pay expenses. It is intended to provide games, etc., on the premises and in the near future to organise concerts, debates, conversazione, etc.

Rev. Father Stapleton, director of the Pioneer Association, is interesting himself in the club, and those who know the kindly soggarth aroon’s organising capacity have no doubt as to the future success of the club.

Those desirous of joining should call at the hall any night during the week between the hours of 7 and 10.30 p.m.

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Angela O'Keefe, Chairwoman of Music for Galway, pictured with a £16,000 Steinway grand piano just after it was delivered to University College Galway, ahead of its assembly in the Aula Maxima. Music for Galway fundraised to buy the piano which had to be transported from London after its purchase.

1922

Tackling drink

The International Congress on Prohibition sitting in Brussels reports that the liquor problem is substantially the same everywhere. In Ireland at present alcoholism has for us a tragic interest.

At no period in Irish history has there been so great a consumption of alcoholic liquors. Prohibition, even if it were practicable, would not solve the problem. America has taught us that lesson.

Scarcely a week passes that the American hospital registers do not record the death from alcoholic poisoning on a scale unprecedented before the country went “dry”.

The drink problem will never be successfully tackled in Ireland until such time as the public cooperate with the authorities in a rigid enforcement of the licensing laws and the drunkard is regarded as a pariah in a respectable community.

In this connection the announcement made at the last Galway parish court that persons found guilty of illicit distillation will be sent to jail without the option of a fine will be welcomed.

This is a step in the right direction and should act as a deterrent to people at present engaged in a traffic which is slowly poisoning the lives, in the moral as well as the physical sense, of large numbers of our people in outlying portions of the country.

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