Galway Advertiser 1972/1972_12_20/GA_20121972_E1_003.pdf
CHRISTMAS 1972 IT HAS been a bad year for Ireland; so bad in fact that for the first time since 1920 many people in the country arc looking to the Christmas season in the hope that the charity and humanity which seems to surface even in those who are normally indifferent to the pleas of humanitarianism, may help to speed a return to peaceful, normal conditions. It is not yet clear if a ccasc-firc can be arranged in Vietnam in time for the holy season. However it does seem that this particular chapter in the harbaric story of mankind is almost over. The Pope, when informed of the delays which have arisen, expressed regret and publicly stated that he hoped the parties involved would get on with the peace-making. The fact that he made no mention of the Irish situation would Seem to indicate that he has less hope for an early solution of the conflict in Ireland than in Vietnam; It is difficult for some to accept, but the fact remains that this country is at present one of the major, if not the major centres of armed conflict in tin eves of the world. We are about the only place in the world this Christmas where Christians -- forgive the remark -- kill each other regularly for the U>ve of God. Tribal violence lias become a normal pari of life for some of our people. Killings, and the killings of ordinary citizens in particular, has become part of a horrible power-game. But much worse, we, those people not directly involved, have almost come to accept the situation. Phrases like "peace on earth," "goodwill to all men," must then have an empty ring for many Irish people this Christmas. And yet, as always, there is a ray of hope. There has to be, for if men did not hope, they would have ended civilisation centuries ago. Peace must come, sooner or later. It must be a peace with justice if it is to he a lasting peace. And it is essential that it comes as soon as possible if further lives are not to be lost and further ill-will prevented. He hope the shameful state of our country at this holy and festive time will be enough lo force all concerned to think again. The politicians have a special responsibility in this regard. Hut of course this is an issue to all of us. Injustice cannot last if each and every individual makes a personal stand against it. The real question for all Irishmen this Christmas is -- arc we prepared to make the sacrifice. We should not shout "of course" all at once. Violence and injustice can take many forms. We may excuse ourselves on the Northern issue by claiming that there is little we can do, that we are loo far ermoved from events to influence them. Rut can we honestly say that we would tlo anything, if given the opportunity, in view of the lesser challenges all around us? The poor, the neglected, the deserted, the lonely, the exploited, -- these are all around US in our own Communities. What resolution, if any, have we to do something about their plight this Christmas? And as long as the^r lot remains an unhappy one, surely we should not claim that wc would do better if directly confronted with the horrors of the Northern situation?
Lydons in Shop Street
THE MANGEMENT OF T . LYDON & SONS LTD., WISH T THANK MOST SINCERELY THOSE O PEOPLE WHO RENDERED ASSISTANCE T THEM O DURING THE RECENT DISASTROUSFIREIN THEIR BAKERY, MIDDLE STREET. WE THANK THE GALWAY FIRE BRIGADES, THE AMBULANCE SERVICE, THE GARDAI, THE E . S . B . AND THE DEPT. OF POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS. OUR PARTICULAR THANKS IS DUE T THE O OTHER BAKERS OF GALWAY F R THEIR TREM O ENDOUS ASSISTANCE IN MAKING AVAILABLE T O US THEIR PREMISES AND FACILITIES. WE A S WISH T T A K OUR SUPPLIERS AND LO O H N OTHER ALLIED SERVICES WHO CAME T OUR AID O AND WHO OFFERED HELP. TO OUR STAFF WHO RALLIED T C E N UP AND WHO CARRIED OUT O LA IN MOST DIFFICULT CONDITIONS WITH A TREM ENDOUS DISPLAY OF LOYALTY, WE OWE A GREAT DEBT OF GRATITUDE AND TENDER OUR SINCEREST THANKS. T. L Y D O N & S O N S L T D . , 5 - 6 S H O P ST., G A L W A Y .
CALLING ALL VIATORES CHRISTI If you wish to travel abroad to be a living wit ness to Christ and the Church, come to our week ly training meetings, held every Wednesday evening at 8.30 p.m. in Annunciata House, Middle St., Galway. F.I. HOWARD A.I.B.S.T., Dental Laboratory, Cross Street. It has been brought to my attention that when anno uncing the opening of my rapid Denture Repair Ser vice, 1 omitted my hours of attendance. 9 a.m.--lp.m., 2.15--6 p.m. Mon. to F r i . 9 a . m . -- l p . m . Sat. Open all day Sat. 23rd Dec. Re-opening F r i . 29th.
SERVICE & PARTS DEPARTMENTS, N U N S ' ISLAND. Closing 6.30 p.m. Friday, 22nd D e c e m ber, 1972. Re-opening 9.00 a.m. T u e s day, 2nd January, 1973. SALES D E P A R T M E N T , ROAD. HEADFORD
Closing 6.00 p.m. Saturday, 23rd D e c ember, 1972. Re-opening 10.00 a.m.
Thursday, 28th December, 1972. FOURCOURT, HEADFORD ROAD.
Closing 11.00 p.m. Sunday, 24th D e c ember, 1972. Re-opening 10.00 a.m. 1972.
I here ye are ayain
Tuesday, 26th December,
GALWAY MOTORS LTD.
MAIN CHRYSLER Phone DEALER (091) 5 2 9 6
Well, there ye are, it's Christ mas times again, Lord save us but the auld year wasn't LTD. too long galloping past was 13 Mainguard Street, Galway it! I must be getting auld! Well by the time this gets Open daily from noon to 3 a.m. 3 Course Special to ye, ye'll have the Christ Luncheon served from noon to 2.30 p.m. for 35p mas shopping done and all (Monday to Friday). the aul messing will be over. Takeaway Service available. We have the right Isn't it amazing all the hop to reserve. ping and troting that has to Tel. No. 4639 be done at this time of the year. I think we should have The Restaurant will be closed on 24th Dec. to Christmas around October or 28th Dec. and will Re-open on Friday 29th Dec. sometime when the aul 1972. season is kind of slack and WE WISH ALL OUR PATRONS A MERRY there's not too much else doing. Bord Failte might even CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY N E W YEAR. dig the idea. I mean, imagine the slogan "Come to Ireland for your Christmas Holidays this October." It'd be differ ent and that's no lie. We could always celebrate the birth of Christ at this time of the year. The commercial Christmas would fit in very well after the Summer holi days. I'll have to have a talk with God about it. "repare now by having I guess the time has come your chimneys cleaned, for me to send ye me batch FAHY'S F l ' N E R A L carpets shampooed, uphol of Christmas greetings, I stery cleaned, house springSERVICE won't be sending ye cards cleaned. again this year. I know, (Props. Fahy Bros.) For all your cleaning needs madam, I'm a mean so and so, FORSTEK STREET contact but that's life. We look after everything ESSENTIAL CLEANING Church, Grave. Coffin or Firstly, let me send my Casket Shroud, Newspapers. SERVICES, best wishes to Jack O'Rourke Wreaths, Etc. SL Bridget's Terrace, and his bunch of road rippers ROLLS ROYCE 11UARSK --keep up the good work Prospect Hill, Galway. lads! Happy Christmas to all Phone 5359 Complete Dignity Litni the mates on the ballad scene Efficiency Nolan and Idle, and Jimmy After 5.30 10 liyre Square of course. Terry and the boys Call ,ir Phone of Dickler Fitz, Brian and The Ladies thank most sincerely all Phyllis Mooney and the kids. 2396 those who contributed in The O'Grady's, fair play to Fund Raising Bltd. 1910 any way to their very suc them, in the Continental and cessful sale of work at St. the 25 club. To my mates in Comimittee Patrick's School on the 8th the Taibhdhearc whom I am of the Renmore Parish Dec. 1972, killing at this very moment, Building Fund wish to getting them ready for the panto'. Sorry 'bout that lads but the chips is down. To Madge, me aul' flower, keep yer eye on that town clock, Madge, don't give it an inch. Renmore There's a rumour that Mikey Parish is coming home for the Christmas; if he does, Happy Building Christmas Mikey. To Tommy Pop, Sarah and Roly, who Fund keep whatever kind of heap of scrap of a car I have roll The Ladies Fund Raising ing, good on ye. To Johnny Committee wish to congra of Heaslips Furniture mart tulate t h e following winn who hands over the finest ers in their recent raffle: furniture in the house to us, Noel Fox, Ballinacregg, with a smile even, when we Oranmore. 1st prize: Mini need it. Thanks, Johnny, may Foal. Sean Keaveney, 72 you have a prosperous New Treacy Ave., Sligo. 2nd Year. If I haven't mentioned prize: Christmas Hamper. them by them, I'm not for Mrs. Sheila Molloy, Cool- getting the girls and fellas ough, Cahir, Co. Galway. who get the paper, and es 3rd prize: Giant Panda. pecially this column out every week. Fair dues to ye folks! don't stop. Well to the rest of ye my friends, too numerous to mention, and also the odd F a t h e r Christmas made a enemy, I wish ye a Peaceful quick stop at Five Star Christmas and the time to Supermarket last Friday enjoy it, maybe we'll have much to the joy of children a better New Year. shopping with their moth Bye now. ers there. DICK BYRNE. EAGLE CHINESE RESTAURANT
Christmas Travel '"W
F r e e Booklets containing full details of Extra Trains and Buses for the Christmas Period, with Timetable Alterations and Cancellations, will be available at Stations, Offices and Depots.
SPECIAL TRAINS I N C L U D E :
Fri. Dec. 18.55 to Sat. 23rd': Christmas 22nd: PEARSE STATION 11.35, 18.35, Galway. PEARSE STATION 11.35, 13.10 to Galway. Eve (Sun. 24th) Usual Sunday Trains.
PASSENGER TRAINS SUSPENDED Tues. 26th: Usual week-day services (with some CANCELLATIONS AND ALTERATIONS). Extra trains will be: TO DUBLIN--15.00 and 18.55 Galway to Pearse Station. Wed. 27th: Usual week-day services (with some CANCELLATIONS AND ALTERATIONS). Extra trains will b e : TO DUBLIN--15.00 a n d 18.45 Gal way to Pearse Station.
On Christmas Day, special buses will r u n between Dublin and t h e principal cities and towns.
% ClE ^great people to go with
C O U N T Y CLUB,
of Surplus Antiques and Modern Furniture T H U R S D A Y , D E C . 28th at 2 p.m.
Interesting selection of some Choice Antique Pieces together with a varied lot of Mahogany items. Wardrobes, Chests of Drawers, Dressing-Tables, Card Table, Sofa Table, Mirrors, Adam's Fireplace, Elec trical Equipment, Lamps, Bath, Aga Cooker, Kitchen Tables, Lino, Bed-side Lockers, etc. etc.
V i e w and Sale lOp. Conditions at Sale. A M B R O S E J. R O C H E , Galway. M.I.A.V.I., Tel. 2855