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.
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.
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 – Retired Member 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.
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,
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”.