Date Published: 15-Jun-2011
A young man from Kiltulla was charged in custody with assaulting a man last Saturday and also presenting a loaded revolver at him.
District Inspector Heard said there was a rather serious charge against the accused. The police fortunately came on the scene and seized the revolver before any damage was done. The revolver was loaded in two chambers.
Mr P.J. Kennedy said the defendant had made arrangements to go to America long before this occurred and he intends going on Saturday. He would suggest that they let him out and bind him to the peace so as to give him an opportunity of going.
Martin Hosty deposed that he was in Eyre-square on Saturday evening and saw the defendant there. There was a row going on between him and the injured party and he saw accused give him three blows of the whip (produced) and knock him down. He had to go to hospital. When he got up, he made for accused, who pulled out a revolver, but a sergeant caught him.
Mr. F. O’Sullivan said he could guarantee that accused had booked his passage, and he would be leaving Galway on Saturday morning and sailing on Sunday morning.
In reply to the Chairman, accused said he intended to stop in America for the rest of his life if he could.
Chairman: We will give you this chance to make a new start. You will be bound to the peace, yourself in £50 and two sureties of £25 each for two years.
At the last meeting of the South Galway Executive United Irish League, an uproarious scene took place, during which Mr. Tom Kenny, of Craughwell, Chairman of the Provincial Council, G.A.A., was roughly handled. During the discussion considerable hostility was displayed to Mr. Kenny, when a rush was made for him, and but for the interference of Mr. Wm. J. Duffy, M.P., the dispute would have had a serious outcome.
After a severe struggle, a body of police rushed in, and under their protection, and amid the groans of the delegates, Mr. Kenny, who, it is stated, was bruised and bleeding in several places, left the room.
The E.S.B have declined to reduce their tender for £262 for the public lighting of Tuam streets and point out that the increase in price over that charged by the old Tuam Electricity Co. was not excessive considering that the increase on current consumption in power and light will b 172 per cent, and also considering that entirely new fittings etc., have been installed. The only way in which the cost could be reduced, they state, would be by reducing the number of street lamps.
During the year 1935, there was a natural increase of births over deaths in County Galway of 1,434, states Dr. B. O’Beirne, county medical officer of health, in his annual report now issued. The deaths registered in the county during the year numbered 2,166, an increase of thirty on the figure for the year 1934, and an increase of fifteen on the number for 1933, and a decrease of 191 on the figure for 1932. The death rate in the Free State for 1935 was 12.7 and for County Galway 12.
Major F. Crilly, managing director, Crilly Airways, who visited Galway recently with Lord Inchiquin, Col. Charles Russell, and other air transport experts, on the invitation of Mr. T.J.W. Kenny, President of the Galway Chamber of Commerce, for the purpose of making arrangements for the establishment of an air transport service between Galway, Dublin and London, has now completed arrangements for the service, and is ready to operate on and from July 2.
In an interview with Press representatives, Major Crilly said the service in and out of Dublin will be operated by large ‘planes. Owing to the present limited accommodation at Oranmore aerodrome, the connection with Galway will for the present have to be made with smaller aeroplanes.
As at present arranged, the first aeroplane of the service will take off from Galway. Dubliners will have an opportunity of seeing one of the ‘planes to be employed next weekend when it is being brought over to test the several routes before final settlement of the timetables.
For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.
Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.
The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.
It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.
The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.
Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.
Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.
The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.