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Hodson Bay Hotel host victorious Republic of Ireland football squad

The prestigious Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone hosted the Under 19 Republic of Ireland football squad and their counterparts ahead of the recent UEFA Under 19 European Championship fixtures at Longford Town’s Calling stadium.

Little miracles in Rwanda

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In August 1994, as soon as it was considered safe, Dr Dom Colbert, and a medical team of four sister-nurses, Brenda, Fionnuala, Dorothea and Eileen, drove across the Ugandian border into Rwanda. They had no mandate from anyone or any organisation to be there.They were motivated by a deep sense of shame and anger that such an appalling holocaust could have happened.* They had their medical skills, a little money, and an old clapped out pick-up truck.

More lessons learned…

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The Medical Missionaries of Mary were founded by a remarkable Irish woman Mother Mary Martin in 1937, dedicated to providing health care in underdeveloped regions of the world.* While working at ‘Mile 4’ hospital (St Patrick’s), near Abakaliki, eastern Nigeria, Dr Dom Colbert regularly visited the near-by leprosarium, which, despite the pitiful deformities, he describes as a ‘peaceful, tranquil place’. The lepers there were all long-term patients, ‘many had distorted faces, lacked ears or noses…deformities of the hands or feet with missing fingers or toes.’ Recurrent ulceration and infection of the skin required constant attention, dressing changes, and meticulous hygiene.

Advice for men: best avoid parasitic worms

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One disease that men should avoid at all costs is filariasis. It can cause serious scrotal swelling.

Advice for men: best avoid parasitic worms

One disease that men should avoid at all costs is filariasis. It can cause serious scrotal swelling.

The woman who swallowed a fish…

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It is customary that in parts of southern Nigeria when a man goes fishing his wife remains behind him chatting to other wives in similar positions. When the husband catches a fish he swings his rod over his shoulder, his wife unhooks the fish, bites down on its head sufficiently to kill it, and pops it into their basket.

Mladic verdict a reminder of just how close we always are to barbarity

Yesterday morning, we got a reminder of just how close we always are to turning on one another.

Footsbarn fly over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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YOU HAVE to go back to 1998 for Footsbarn Theatre Company’s last visit to Galway, so its long-overdue return to the city is a cause for much rejoicing. From Sunday October 1 to Wednesday 4 at The Black Box, Footsbarn will present its freewheeling, richly imaginative, interpretation of Ken Kesey’s classic novel, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.

'Galway was a friendly, spiritual, city, so I decided to remain here'

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In 2014, Galway saw the opening of its first mosque - the Mosque of Mary on the Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit. It was erected by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community which is headed by Imam Ibrahim Noonan, a man with strong faith and a fascinating life story as I discovered when meeting him for an afternoon chat in the House Hotel.

So There I Was; Buenos Aires

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Looking to visit South America; check out Buenos Aires, says Matt Cassidy.

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