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Gahne^ Advertiser,

30th November, 1978


THURSDAY, Nov. 30th 6.50 Switch On 7.00 Trachtaireacht 7.20 Top of the Pops 8.00 Murphy's America 9.00 Old House, New Home 9.30 The Unknown War 10.30 Porridge 11.05 Ncwsnight FRIDAY, Dec, 1st 6.45 Switch On 6.50 Don't Ask Me 7.20 The Upchat Line 7.50 Voyage of Charles Darwin 9.00 Master Golf 9.30 The Girl Who Walked Quickly 10.00 Festival 11.15 Ncwsnight SATURDAY, Dec. 2nd 3.00 Canoon Time 3.30 Ruggle Of Red Gap 5.00 Marley Cup Golf 6.00 Bruce Forsyth's Big Night 7.30 Aisling Gheal 8.00 Mind Your Language 8.30 Jack Pamell 9.00 Rumpole Of The Bailey 10.00 Tito Gobbi (Baritone) 11.00 The Raven SUNDAY, Dec. 3rd 6.00 Just William 6.30 Printout 7.00 Blake's 7 8.00 The Long Search 9.00 The Paper Chase 10.00 Parkinson MONDAY, Dec. 4th 6.45 Switch On 6.55 Fun Food Factory 7.25 Coronation Street 7.55 CaU My Bluff 8.25 Last Of The Summer Wine 9.00 Tomorrow's World 9.30 The All-Ireland Opportunity Knocks Final 10.35 The World of Percy French 11.10 Ncwsnight TUESDAY, Dec. Sth 6.50 Switch On 7.00 James Burke's Connections 8.00 Oh No--It's Sclwyn Froggin 8.30 The Other Ways 9.00 It's Patently Obvious 9.30 The Street Of San Francisco 10.30 Pennies From Heaven 12.00 Ncwsnight WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6th 6.50 Switch On 7.00 This Is Your Life 7.30 Coronation Street 8.00 Motor Ways 8.25 One More Time 9.00 Botanic Man 9.30 World Week 10.00 Edward and Mrs. Simpson 11.00 Ncwsnight

It appears that the members of the nursing profession are really on the war-path this time. They are not going to be fobbed off with a commission of enquiry and have set a deadline for action if their demands are not met. The most interesting thing about the development is that everybody seems to be behind them. Few groups of workers contemplating industrial action have ever had such widespread sympathy. The reason for this is easy to see. Nurses are a special special case, in an era when almost every group of organised labour is resorting to this formula. In a sense E.S.B. workers, Post Office workers, even R.T.E. transmitter technicians, and telephone operators, are all special cases in that they deal with vital services in areas without which we could not carry on a modem life-style if their services were discontinued for any long period. The reason why the nurses have so much support is not however because they literally deal with life and death, and in emergency situations day in day out right through the year--though this is true. It is also because they have, through their generosity over the years, been allowed to fall seriously behind in the general trend of work evaluation. Theirs is one of the few cases where generosity of spirit and dedication to duty have--let us not shy away from the term-- led to exploitation of a idnd. Not conscious exploitation of the classical type, but the simple outcome of a laissez-faire economy where the only language that all too many employers seem to understand is the language of tough industrial practices, and the threat of industrial action if just claims are ignored. It is tmfortimate that this should be the case in any given situation. But it is even more unfortunate that this should be the case in an increasing number of public service sectors--areas which are deemed to be so vital to the general welfare that they are publicly controlled, and largely financed from the pubUc purse. The public sector is imder attack at the moment, from an irrational preoccupation with the idea that "private enterprise" can do better in almost any given sector, if only the politicians would stand aside. But nobody is calling for private enterprise to take over our educational faciUties, our hospitals--indeed any sector where success cannot be measured in financial terms only, and where thousands of dedicated people spend their lives doing their best for their country and their community imder difficult and frequently very inadequate conditions. Not only are vital public sector servants badly paid in many areas. They have to put up with dog's abuse from an insensitive and selfish public--and at the same time cope with the uninformed criticisms of public representatives whose knowledge of the profession is often nil, and whose main aim is to gain some short-term political advantage. The nurses typify this dilemma as few other groups do. If, as has been alleged, their basic pay is frequently ten times less than that of doctors with whom they work, then it says a lot for the inherited structures we have allowed to continue for too long. It may, of course, be a case of doctors being paid too much rather than nurses being paid too little. All those who agree that the nurses deserve a new deal will have to state also that they are prepared to pay for it. The real importance of the nurses' case is that it highlights the urgent need to evaluate the contribution of all groups to a sane, caring and better society. This is not a money issue only. But imfortunately, in a society which places such emphasis on money as the yard-stick of success, it is a large part of it.
THURSDAY, Nov. 30th 10.30 Regional Geography 12.00 Tireolaiocht 2.15 Scribhneoiri Gaeilge 4.00 The Pallisers 5.00 Tabitha 5.25 Nuacht 5.30 YoungUne 6.00 The Angelus 6.01 YoungUne 6.15 News 6.30 Midnight Is A Place 7.00 Prime Time 7.30 Cooper 7.55 All Creatures Great And Small 9.00 News 9.20 The Burke Enigma 10.30 Nuacht 10.40 FoUo 11.10 Only Rock 'N' Roll 11.40 Late News 11.45 Vesper

4.55 The Waltons 5.45 News 6.00 The Angelus 6.01 Newsround 6.25 Master Of Ballantrae 6.55 Sunday 7.25 Nuacht 7.30 The Muppet Show 8.00 The Riordans 9.00 News 9.15/4 Very Special Favour 11.10 Sportscene 11.50 Late News

FRIDAY, Dec. 1st 12.00 Tireolaiocht 3.00 Chroniques de France 3.50 Prof. Moffat 4.20 F Troop 4.50 An Baile Beag 5.00 Wanderly Wagon 5.30 Eagle of the Ninth 6.00 The Angelus 6.01 Canoon Time 6.15 News 6.30 Little Vic 7.00 SuU Thart/Nuacht 7.30 Radharc 8.00 Star Time 9.00 News 9.20 Frontline 9.50 The Bastard 1.00 Late News

MONDAY, Dec. 4tli 2.15 Geography 3.00 Experimental Physics 4.00 Sesame Street 5.00 How 5.25 Nuacht 5.30 Our Times 6.00 The Angelus 6.01 Our Times 6.15 News 6.30 SBB ina Shui 7.00 CharUe's Angels 8.00 Heritage 9.00 News 9.20 Frontline 10.35 Nuacht 10.45 Perspectives 11.15 Dallas 12.15 Late News 12.20 Vesper

SATURDAY, Dec. 2nd 10,30 History 11.30 Sesame Street 12.30 Noddy 12.50 The Invisible Man 1.40 Sports Stadium 5.05 Woody Woodpecker 5.15 Sean an Leprechaun 5.25 Freewheelers 5.50 News 6.00 The Angelus 6.01 Logan's Run 6.55 Sale of the Century 7.25 Nuacht 7.30 The Ringer 9.00 News 9.15 Late Late Show 11.15 Late News 11.20 Match of the Day

TUESDAY, Dec. Sth 3.00 Tireolaiocht 4.00 Going Strong 4.55 Skippy 5.25 Nuacht 5.30 Let's Go 6.00 The Angelus 6.01 Let's Go 6.15 News 6.30 Black Arroa 7.00 Prime Time 7.30 Quicksilver 8.00 Landmark 8.30 Happy Ever After 9.00 News 9.25 The Brothers 10.25 Nuacht 10.35 Feach 11.05 M.A.S.H. 11.30 Late News 11.35 Man and Market 11.40 Vesper

SUNDAY, D e c 3rd 10.30 Wake Up To Yoga 11.00 Mass 11.45 Ensemble 12.15 Build Your Own Boat 12.45 Going Strong 1.30 FoUo 2.00 Amach Faoin Aer 2.30 Dr. DooUttle 3.00 Farmer's Music and Dance 3.30 Francis Goes To West Point

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6th 3.00 Woody Woodpecker 3.20 Escapade In Japan 4.55 An Saol ag Dul Thart 5.00 Fables of the Green Forest 5.25 Nuacht 5.30 Beverly Hillbillies 6.00 The Angelus 6.01 Garda Patrol 6.15 News 6.30 The Park Rangers 7.00 To The Waters and The Wild 7.30 The Incredible Hulk 8.30 HaU'sPiaorial Weekly 9.00 News 9.25 Sword of Justice 10.25 Nuacht 10.40 Trom agus Eadrom 11.50 Late News 11.55 Vesper

O'Connor lelevision
Shop Street in the H e a r t of Gahway. Tet.61173

This pan of the Claddagh was known locally as 'Qaddagh Parade,' and ran up from the qaayside between the 'bankeen' and the pier. The next lane to the right was Dogfish Lane. The IKHUCS were occupied by M^gie Mullally, who lEcpt a small shop; Delia

King; Mrs. P. Qoherty; Thomas McHugh. Just out of picture on the right lived Jimmy Curiey, Mrs. O'Brien and John Helton. Notice the rough footpath, the geese, the window shuners, and the dress on the boy in the centre of picture. There were many stories

told about the tree on the right of the picture. It was said that the man who planted it over two hundred years ago wished not one hour's luck on whoever touched it, kicked it, or whatever. Naturally all the kids in the Claddagh used to swing off it. In the great

Storm of 1927, when a lot of damage was done in the village, the tree was blown down and fell on two houses. The occupants had to cut it up to remove it but superstition was such that no one would take it off them for firewood. There was another pisrcog which said that a strange little man with many powers used to stand guard under it at night.

Mr. Henry F. Connolly

came in to correct us on the photograph we printed two weeks ago under the heading Galway Woollen Mills I?10. Apparently the Galway Woollen Mills, in Bowling Green, was owned by a Mrs. Dempsey, who threatened to take an injunction out against Fr. Dooley when he was going to call a new mill in Newtownsmith "The Galway Woollen Mills." Eventually they compromised and they called it "The City of Galway Woollen Mills," and it was a photograph of

the staff of this (Newtownsmith) factory we printed. John Dempsey eventually sold the BowUng Green mill to a Mr. Qarke who had a small 'carding' mill in Cross Street. The site is currently used by McDonagh's as a garage. Mr. Connolly, who gave us this information, is a grandson of Mrs. Dempwcy's and a nephew of John Dempsey.

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