Archive | June, 2013

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Last Tango of Summer

Last tango class of the Summer in Galway City and a beautiful evening in the Rowing Club on the River Corrib to gather and celebrate the last season, meet old and new friends and look forward to a return again in the Autumn. I should explain that I met Alison, my wife, about four years […]

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The sword in east Galway

Fencing has a long tradition in east Galway, cut short by the replacement of the blade with the pistol as the duellist’s weapon of choice in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Duelling fell into decline in the early decades of the 1800s and was consigned to history by the middle of the century, […]

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Saving the turf

Sunday 9th of June, one of the hottest days of the year so far and I’m sitting in Java’s, the French Crêperie with the windows thrown open onto the old medieval streets of Galway City, bustling today with tourists and locals all making the most of the fine weather. Just spent the last two days […]

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