St. Patricks band gave a selection of music, it went as far as Dominick Street and turned in by the QuayThe New Year passed off quietly. All thought the weather was rather blustery, a large crowd of people were to be seen on the streets before 12’ O Clock, as is usually the case on the last night of the old year. The band of the St. Patricks turning out for a short time, and gave a selection of music, it went as far as Dominick Street and turned in by the Quay, followed by an immense number of people. At 12’ O Clock, there was some commotion, all the steamers that were on the bay blew, and other bells which brought in the festivities of the New Year. The usual Church services of Masses were given at all the Churches.
No decision has been come to yet in regard to the Galway Prison, but a deputation is to meet the Chief Secretary next week.
Who dares to think that he who brought about the beginning of the war shall have it in his power to conclude the war at any time he likes- “The Tzar”
About a dozen Galway soldiers and sailors who are on Christmas leave, left on Tuesday and Wednesday, at the station, and got a hearty send off from their friends.
In Generals Haig’s despatch for conspicuous bravery at the front is given our County Secretary, Temp. Captain W.G. Seymour, Connaught Rangers.