Thank You for your time and passion…
We would like to acknowledge the following people who assisted us, in securing funds to pay for banners and construct them:
Dr. William Henry – Author & Historian.
Catherine Gagneux – French Honorary Consul for Connacht and Donegal.
John Coyle – Honorary Consul for Belgium.
Declan Ganley – Rivada Networks.
Mr McDonagh – Fish Shop, Galway.
James Charity – Galway County Council.
Ben Dunnett – Manager Graphic-Designer. Cantec, Galway.
We would also like to acknowledge the following personnel who helped with this project:
Pat Manogue – Retired Member of The Irish Defence Forces
David Mulvaney – Retired Member of The Irish Defence Forces.
Donal Croghan – Kilkenny Great War Memorial.
Paul Stephenson – Royal British Legion. Vice Chairman in Republic of Ireland. Paul thank you for your help in getting website up and running. A true Gentlemen. Thank You!
Stephen Tindle, Royal Navy & Merchant Navy Advisor, I have to say a big Thank you to this man for his help in the Navel, side of this website, I would not be able to finish it. Only for his Expertise on the Royal Navy, & Merchant Navy, Sir Thank You!! I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
Dennis Burke : A researcher, Thank You for helping in putting together the list of Galway men, That died with United States Of America (U. S. A.) at that time.
Loretta Raftery – City Hall, Galway – A special thank you to Loretta for her help, to get this far In this Project.
Helen Bermingham – Galway City Museum.
Niamh Lardner – Secretary for James Charity.
David Connors – Tuam Herald.
Norrie Keane – Secretary Rivada Networks.
Grainne Kelly – Teacher – Retired Lieutenant of The Irish Reserve Defence Forces.
Mick Green & Rachel Green – Retired Members of The Irish Defence Forces.
Michael J. Larkin – Brother – Retired Member of The Irish Defence Forces.
Dermot Sheriff – Ex-Commanding Officer of The Irish Defence Forces.
Joe Scanlon – Ex-Commanding Officer of The Irish Defence Forces.
Dr. Dan Murphy – Salthill Medical Centre Galway.
James Woolley – Ex-Commanding Officer of The Irish Reserve Defence Forces.
Fergus Gleeson – Ex-Commanding Officer of The Irish Defence Forces.
Joe Waters – Ex-Commanding Officer of The Irish Defence Forces.
Anthony Conneely – Retired Member of the Irish Defence Forces.
John Keogh – Retired Member of the Irish Defence Forces.
Stephanie Dowling Folan – Retired Member of the Reserve Defence Forces.
TI Bhurca – Retired Member of the Reserve Defence Forces.
Patricia (Tricia) Coyne – Retired Member of the Reserve Defence Forces. A very good friend who lives in the united states, who helps me in every way Acting P R O in N Y
Fr. Paul Murphy – Army Chaplain Renmore Army Barracks Galway.
Frank Fortune – Retired Member of the Reserve Irish Defence Forces in Limerick. A Special thank you for helping us to turn the black/white Photos into colour.
Shane Finnerty – Retired Member of the Reserve Irish Defence Forces in Galway. A Special thank you, for a brilliant promo videos ,
PASCAL CORCORAN- A great friend, for many years who always stands by me. When I make a BO BO ha ha ,
John Mc Grath retired Irish Navy. A true Gentleman, in every way. Thank you John,
LT Col Damien Murphy – Officer commanding First Battalion Galway. ( I Cn Cois) Thank You Sir. For your help in the organization of this Launch in Renmore Barracks. (Dun UI Mhaoiliosa)
COLONEL – TIM DALY- May I say a Special Thank You, Because I would not have made it true the last 4 years without your advice, Thank You Timmy.
Paul Stephenson – BRIAN DUFFY– Royal British Legion. May I say a special Thank you to the British Legion for there help in doing this work, with their Guidance and kind words, to help me with the photos of the cemetery though out the world. It has been a pleasure to have met these men.
Loretta Raftery – City Hall, Galway. A special thank you to Loretta Raftery for her help with funding this project.
Helen Bermingham – Galway City Museum.
SENATOR GERARD P CRAUGHWELL– Thank you, for helping us to get this project across the line I could not have done it without your help.
A special Thank You! TO SERGEANT MAJOR – JOHN MOYLAN Thank you JOHN.
Also a SPECIAL THANK YOU: SEAMUS COCHLANN: A TRUE FRIEND , THAT HELP ME OUT MORE THEN ONCE.
Tommy Larkin – Brother
Patrick J. Larkin- Brother – Retired Member of the Irish Defence Forces.
Brendan Larkin- Retired Member of the Irish Reserve Defence Forces.
Danny Larkin – Brother.
David Larkin – Brother.
JANE CULLINANE – (COUSIN) THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP, A TRUE FRIEND,
LUCY MARSDEN – THANK YOU.
MY SISTER TEARSA, (RIP) WHO WAS BEHIND ME ALL THE TIME. AND HELP ME IN EVERY WAY SHE COULD.
John Keoagh – Retired Member of the Irish Defence Forces.
PATRICIA (TRISH) CORCORAN – A very good friend Thank you for your Help TRISH.
A Special Thank You to (MICHAEL GEORGE) for letting Galway First World War Company. used his special song (The Miracle ) on our Virtual website. Thank You Michael George.
A Special Thank You To ( Lucy Thomas ) for letting Galway First World War Company used her version of the song HALLELUJAH. Thank You Lucy Thomas.
SARAH GORDON – A SPECIAL THANK YOU, FOR LETTING GALWAY FIRST WORLD WAR COMPANY, USED HER SONG THE PARTING GLASS’ A BEAUTIFUL SONG FROM AN ANGEL.
Coleman Shaughnessy, Loughrea Historian.
The founders of the Galway First World War Memorial Company Ltd: James Larkin and Dolores Brogan- Curran B.A.M.A. would like to thank Foras na Gaeilge, for their support and wish to offer our deepest appreciation to Áine Ní Ifearnáin and the team there who made this journey of having part of our website translated into our native language of Irish possible. For this we are incredibly thankful to Foras na Gaeilge. Foras na Gaeilge, the body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the island of Ireland, was founded on the second day of December 1999. In the Good Friday Agreement, it was stated that a North/South Implementation body be set up to promote both the Irish language and the Ulster Scots language. As Foras na Gaeilge point out “Gaeilge, or Irish as it’s known locally – is a Celtic language and one of “the oldest and most historic written languages in the world”.
Ba mhaith le bunaitheoirí Galway First World War Memorial Company Ltd: James Larkin agus Dolores Brogan-Curran B.A.M.A. buíochas a ghabháil le Foras na Gaeilge as ucht a tacaíochta. Ba mhaith linn buíochas ó chroí a ghabháil le hÁine Ní Ifearnáin agus an foireann a chuidigh linn cuid dár suíomh gréasáin a aistriú go Gaeilge – ár dteanga dhúchais. Táimid fíorbhuíoch de Fhoras na Gaeilge as seo. Ar an dara lá de mhí na Nollag 1999 bunaíodh Foras na Gaeilge, an comhlacht atá freagrach as an nGaeilge a chur chun cinn ar fud na hÉireann. Faoi réir Chomhaontú Aoine an Chéasta bunaíodh An Foras Teanga, Comhlacht Forfheidhmithe Thuaidh/Theas, chun an Ghaeilge agus an Ultais a chur chun cinn. Mar a deir Foras na Gaeilge “is teanga Cheilteach í an Ghaeilge agus í ar cheann de na teangacha scríofa is sine agus is stairiúla ar domhan”.