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Ballinrobe's Kate Curley says Slimming World 'changed my life'

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Busy mum-of-four Kate Curley, from Ballinrobe, joined her local Slimming World group following a health scare last year. She has since dropped a staggering 10 dress sizes. Here is her story.

Thirty nine stories from south Galway

Before the cattle marts took over the selling of livestock and farm produce, that important aspect  of farming took place on fair days. The main street or the square of the town would become a heaving mass of people, animals, carts and stalls. The marts offered a point for disease control, and traceability that eventually became the norm. But before that, to pass through a town on a fair day was to witness  rural Ireland in full flow. Fairs were busy, messy, and lively occasions, and  very much looked forward to by both the shop keeping  and farming communities. There was a May Fair, an August Fair and another around December 8. Not only were animals bought and sold, but friends met, couples exchanged glances; clothes and boots were bought, and glasses of porter sealed a deal.

Lady Gregory’s Secret, and other frailties...

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If anyone thought that academics sharing their enthusiasm for the landscape, writers and artists associated with Coole Park, Co Galway, would be boring and stuffy, they had a surprise last weekend. There were some jaw-dropping moments when Lady Augusta Gregory’s secret love affair was revealed; and when WB Yeats went off the rails in the years following her death, and had a series of love affairs.

The man who said ‘Good day’ to Harvard

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The south Bostonian, James Brendan Connolly, was once described by Joseph Conrad as the ‘best sea-story writer in America’. He wrote 19 novels and short stories about ships and sailors at sea, the US navy, submarine patrols in World War I, and the heroic struggles of the Gloucester fishermen on the treacherous Grand Bank and Nova Scotia regions hunting for cod and halibut.

New post office agency announced for Knockmore

Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has announced that An Post is to start discussions with interested parties in Knockmore with a view to providing a post office agency in the parish.

Good news for Mayo AC athletes after full results of National 10K

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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.

Tributes paid to former county manager Donal O’Donoghue

Sen Michael Mullins has paid tribute to former county manager Donal O’Donoghue, who died this week.

Tributes paid to former county manager Donal O’Donoghue

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Sen Michael Mullins has paid tribute to former county manager Donal O’Donoghue, who died this week.

Kilkenny lollipop lady is ‘local hero’

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Kilkenny woman Ann O’ Dea has been named the inaugural Woman’s Way ‘Local Hero’ for her service as lollipop lady at the crossing for St John of God girls’ primary school and St Patrick’s boys’ school in the city.

 

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