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Mayo mum has a solution for morning sickness

When a Mayo nurse suffered with bad morning sickness during two pregnancies, the only ‘cure’ she could find came from America — now she is bringing the solution to other expectant mothers in Ireland.

‘A Shaking of the Dry Bones’ - Achill Island in the 1830s

On the eve of the Great Famine there was a terrible scandal in Kinvara, Co Galway. William Burke, who had served as a Catholic priest for 13 years, announced to his congregation that he was leaving the church and becoming Protestant. The people were so angry that about 2,000 pursued his carriage and hurled abuse at him. Two other clergymen and police protection were required to keep him safe.

Boxty's; a little piece of food heaven in Galway city

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In an age where we do not have to leave the country to sample the food delights of Europe, Asia, America, and Africa, there is something that warms the heart and fills the stomach with happiness and comfort that only traditional Irish cuisine can offer. From the mighty breakfast bap to the humble potato pancake of boxty, it is impossible never to be left with anything but satisfaction with these homely delicacies

Dealing with whatever the ocean sends

It is not surprising that any child with imagination, and an interest in the sea, would spend time at the city’s harbour watching the ships come and go, and the men who worked there as they talked and unloaded fish or cargo. As a child Kathleen Curran, once the home chores were done, would run down the back paths from her home on College Road and along Lough Atalia to the docks. ‘There she would stand and gaze in wonder at the ships, boats and trawlers, hookers and gleoteóigs tied up or coming and going about their business.’

‘Yesterday we were in America’ — Alcock and Brown 100 Festival launched to mark historic feat

The ‘Alcock and Brown 100’ Festival to celebrate the centenary next year of one of the greatest feats of early aviation — the first non-stop transatlantic flight in history, completed by John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown in 1919, was launched this week in Dublin.

The Whileaways - new single, Galway gigs

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THE WHILEAWAYS, the acclaimed Galway Americana, folk, and roots trio, are set to release a new double A-sided single, ‘Roll Down Your Window’/‘Spare Me From Your Heartache’, and have announced a number of shows in Galway.

Asteroid to be named after Ballina student

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A young Ballina student is to have an asteroid named after him after finishing in first place at the Intel ISEF in America this week.

History is not kind to Liam Mellows

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Frankie Gavin in 'fiddle heaven' with new group The Provenance

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FRANKIE GAVIN, Gradam Ceoil’s 2018 Traditional Musician Of The Year, and long-time stalwart of De Danann, has launched a brand new, high-octane fiddle group, The Provenance, who play the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday June 3 in a gala birthday celebration for Tigh Choilí.

Moving ceremony as Boston Mayor becomes first Freeperson of the county

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Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh became the first Honorary Freeman of the County of Galway on Monday last at a moving ceremony held in Áras an Chontae. Distinguished guests from community, public service, community life and member of Mayor Walsh’s family from Connemara and Boston were present for the formal Granting of the Freedom held in the Council Chamber followed by a Reception in the atrium of the building.

 

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