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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.

More lessons learned…

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Week III

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

Week II

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.

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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