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An Unusual connection between Breaking Bad and ‘Eva of the Nation’

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Most of us are mad jealous that we cannot claim some kind of connection with Caherlistrane. A new book by Mary J Murphy*  manages to link the north Galway parish with an extraordinary number of writers, artists, singers, poets, actors, and historical personalities, that leave all other parishes in Ireland bereft of personality and character. There can be no other competition. We are all characterless by comparison to Caherlistrane.

Galway woman making waves at Primark in Germany as one of company’s youngest managers

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King began her career with Penneys only four short years ago and the ambitious 26-year-old has now progressed to become one of the company’s youngest store managers. What makes her story all the more remarkable is that she manages the Primark store in Weiterstadt, Germany - despite not having a word of German until she moved there two and a half years ago. 

Galway based trainer worried about children’s fitness and health

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A Craughwell based coach is the only finalist, outside of North America, to reach the top ten for the ‘Coach of the Year’ accolade awarded by the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA). The association is the premier international authority in youth fitness and youth sports performance training, with about 35,000 members globally.

Book review - Nuala O’Connor's Miss Emily

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AT FIRST glance, Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor - aka Nuala Ni Chonchúir - is a relatively simple tale of a growing relationship, not to say friendship, between two women, one the daughter of a working class Irish family who decides America offers her a better future than the humdrum poverty stricken life in late 19th century Dublin, and the other a somewhat withdrawn daughter of a middle class New England family, in whose house the Irishwoman finds a job as a housekeeper.

Live music and rugby this weekend in The Snug Bar

Mark the start of a new month this Thursday, October 1, with a visit to The Snug Bar to catch renowned local musicians Jock and Dave. From 10pm they will be playing a wide range of songs to suit all musical tastes from the old classics to the current chart toppers.

Album review: David Bowie

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DAVID BOWIE has long had a habit of dating the start of his career to 1969 and his hit single 'Space Oddity', conveniently airbrushing the first five years of his career completely out of history.

One war that Fr Conway lost

Before Fr Peter Conway was appointed parish priest of Headford, he was a curate in Ballinrobe. His very considerable energies were thrown into building a new church and presbytery. He also succeeded in acquiring a site for the Convent of Mercy and Christian Brothers’ schools in a primary location in the centre of the town. And all may have been well, and the good father praised for his building and organisational skills, and allowed to live in peace, were it not for the Mayo general election of April 6 1857.

Galway milliner showcases at London Fashion Week

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Galway milliner, Suzie Mahony will showcase her Spring/Summer 2016 Collection on September 20 at London Fashion Week. Her couture collection will feature as part of the House of Ikons Show at the Hilton London in aid of the Princes Trust.

‘God grant peace to America’

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Despite Fr Peter Conway’s row with the Protestant rector of Headford, the Rev Dean Plunkett (and there were some appalling battles against Protestants to come), he got on surprisingly well with the landlord of the whole area, the impressively named Richard Mensergh St George, Esq, also the High Sheriff. Initially, when Conway asked him if he would donate land for a church for his Catholic tenants, the request was turned down flat. But out of the blue, St George invited Conway to his house one day and offered him an acre of ground ‘anywhere on his estate’, rent free forever;  furthermore, he gave an additional seven acres of land for a priest’s house, and a subscription of £20 for a school.

Lucinda Sly – love, lust, and murder

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IN MARCH 1835, 10,000 people crammed the streets of Carlow to see the public hanging of Lucinda Sly and John Dempsey, who had been convicted of the murder of Lucinda’s husband Walter.

 

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