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Tourism in Ireland is changing. Yes, there will always be a market for the Book of Kells, The Ring of Kerry, the Aran Islands, and Paddy Reilly’s Fields; but we have seen this year how the call for The Gathering has worked a treat. Surely Galway has never had a busier summer? To achieve above average visitor numbers you clearly must offer more than the chocolate box Ireland.
Two sets of parents - whose children have missed up to 80 per cent of their schooling since Christmas - were warned that the fathers would face up to a month in jail if their offsprings’ attendances were not perfect by March 20.
John Byrne, representing Ireland finished in fifth place in the IAU World Trophy 50k race in Italy last Saturday morning. In very hot conditions and a strong sea breeze, finishing times were down. Participants completed eight laps of the 6.25km course at the coastal towns of Vallecrosia and Bordigheria. The race was won by British athlete Steven Way in 2:54, as the top three broke the three hour mark. John finished in 3:10, a brilliant effort by Mayo AC’s ultra man. In the early stages he ran in group of four in eighth place, including Daniel Oralek (Czech), a former World 100k winner. As the temperature hit 25c he moved into sixth place after 16 miles, and fifth after 20. “It was a battle for survival from then on,” said John. Although he dropped back to sixth with four laps to go, a typical gritty finish by the Straide man saw him gain fifth again which he sustained to the line after 31.1 miles of running.
THE SUMMER months will, as ever, see a steady stream of visitors venturing from the mainland to the Aran Islands to enjoy the spectacular scenery, the flora and fauna, and sample the distinctive character of island life.
After a tense wait of almost three weeks there was great news for Mayo AC following publication of the results from the National 10k Championships held on April 15 in the Phoenix Park. They came away with rich sprinkling of five gold, three silver, and two bronze with medals for four teams and in six individual categories.
Mayo General Hospital has announced that the keys to the new permanently based MRI scanner were handed over to Mayo General Hospital by representatives of the fundraising groups at a ceremony at the hospital recently. The funding for the MRI scanner had been raised by a number of established cancer charities and the core groups involved were Cancer Action Mhaigh-Eo and the Bright Eyes Campaign.
It is told that the then Nan Denning was in a world of her own, singing away as she made her way down McHale Road, Castlebar, at the ripe old age of 14, when she was overheard by Tony O’Grady from Manulla. He enquired if Nan would sing in his band which comprised John Lally on saxophone, Toddy Buckley from Knockthomas on drums, Gerald Ralph from Moneen on drums, and Tony himself on accordion. Nan’s first gig was at the Eclipse Ballroom in Ballyhaunis with her opening number “Buttons & Bows”. From there started a long and talented singing career which brought Nan from the dance halls of Mayo to the Castlebar pantomime stage.
Business on the Tuam road is set for a major boost with the announcement that an expansion of Monaghan and Sons motor dealers incorporating a drive-thru Supermacs restaurant and an enlarged Centra store is to open within weeks.
Leaving Certificate pupils studying the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme at Davitt College, Castlebar, were privileged to welcome Capt Noel Carey (retd) to their LCVP class recently. Capt Carey was on a visit to the west of Ireland from Cork where he resides with his wife Angela.
A man charged for his part in a feud-related sword attack in Willow Park last year, in which a woman had her arm broken, was granted a highly conditional bail in the District Court this week (October 6). However, John Collins (20), of Parslickstown Gardens, Clonsilla, Dublin 15 was nonetheless remanded back to custody until his appearance in the Dublin Circuit Court next Wednesday (October 13), as the High Court refused him bail on these unrelated matters on August 16.