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Dashboard dining for long car journeys

Cara Cunningham, MINDI, Community Dietitian

Busy weekend for Lough Ree RNLI Volunteers

As the summer continues, Lough Ree RNLI volunteers had a busy weekend with three launch requests in 36 hours to assist ten people in three separate incidents.

Greek tragedy that shocked Europe seeks comprehension and solution

Well what a thrilling and wonderful weekend we had last Saturday and Sunday. Hurling has become the new game to watch, to reflect upon, to talk about, and to exult in the sheer strength and vitality of the players.

Gardai issue Bank Holiday road safety appeal

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This August Bank Holiday period, An Garda Síochána is appealing to all road users to take extra care when using the roads.

Magic u20s send Mayo back to Croker

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The Mayo u20s are heading to Croke Park on the August bank holiday weekend for a crack at an All Ireland u20 title.

Go on, go on — take a break when driving

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Bank holiday weekends are always busy on Ireland's roads because people want to go home or get away, and it is also a very busy weekend in sport with all GAA fans travelling to Dublin. As always, members of An Garda Síochána will be out in force as they do their very best to keep our roads as safe as possible but this year they have an extra helper getting the road safety message out there.

The first step on hopefully another long road ahead

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Mayo's 2017 championship gets under way on Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park against rank outsiders and recent conquerors of New York, Sligo. Niall Carew's men find themselves priced at 15/2 to win the game while, Stephen Rochford's charges are an unbackable 1/14 on. If you are silly enough to bet on a draw, it's available at 18/1. The handicap betting suggests that Mayo should win the game by around nine points. Sligo do have the advantage of having a game under their belts, albeit an energy sapping trip to the Big Apple, which they ended up winning comfortably. They did stay behind in New York for a few days training and returned to Ireland the Thursday after their game in Gaelic Park. It does take a few days to get over the jet lag so it is not ideal preparation for such a big game,

It’s Grand Prix race weekend for Seven Springs Cycling Club

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Seven Springs Cycling Club are once again proud to host their annual Grand Prix race meeting this Sunday March 19. The event, based in Carrabane, Athenry, is one of only six such events held each year in Connacht and attracts the cream of Ireland’s amateur racing cyclists.

It’s Grand Prix race weekend for Seven Springs Cycling Club

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Seven Springs Cycling Club are once again proud to host their annual Grand Prix race meeting this Sunday March 19. The event, based in Carrabane, Athenry, is one of only six such events held each year in Connacht and attracts the cream of Ireland’s amateur racing cyclists.

The Woodstock of the west remembered

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This month marks the 35th anniversary of one the boldest and most imaginative private ventures to be undertaken in Mayo. The year was 1981 and the plan was to transform a 65 acre site outside Castlebar into the biggest two-day rock festival ever staged in the province. The proposal was the brainchild of brothers Tommy and John Staunton and local hotelier Tony McHugh. The substantial sum of £120,000 was invested in the festival with half going toward enticing major acts to play over the August bank holiday weekend.

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