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Lady Mary Heath in ‘The Swamp’

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Lady Mary Heath was a famous pioneering pilot. She was born in Knockaderry near Newcastle West, Co Limerick, in 1896. She was an accomplished sportswoman who helped introduce women’s track events to the Olympics. The 1920s was an era when the world seemed to have gone aviation mad, thanks to the exploits of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. In 1927, Lady Mary became the first woman to hold a commercial licence in Britain, the first woman to parachute out of an aircraft, and the first pilot to fly a small open-cockpit plane from Cape Town to London. She set records for altitude in a small plane. For much of the 1920s she was one of the best known women in the world, brave, determined, and accomplished.

Gary the great — Galwayman’s magnificent seven wins World Marathon Challenge

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Galway athlete Gary Thornton crowned a remarkable week when he was named 2018 World Marathon Challenge men’s champion after winning the final leg of seven marathons in Miami on Tuesday night.

Galway-inspired global organ donor event to be held in Salthill today

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Galway will be among a number of cities participating today (Nov 30) in an Irish-led global commemorative event taking place at which organ donors and their families will be remembered, and their generosity acknowledged. This global event involves an inter-city gifting of stone sculpted candles, symbolising the light of humanity shone through donation, and will also include the reading of an open letter expressing the deep sense of appreciation and gratitude felt by society to organ donors and their families.

Global technology leader SiteMinder opens sleek new office

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Less than four months since announcing its entry into Ireland, the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, opened its sleek new office in Galway as it gets set to reach its target of creating 100 jobs. The company, considered one of the top 20 technology pioneers to come out of Australia, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its waterfront office space in Dockgate with the Mayor of Galway City, Councillor Noel Larkin.

Experience mesmerising South Africa with Grenham Travel

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South Africa gets under your skin and into your soul like no other. Often referred to as ‘A World in One Country’, it is one of the most diverse and interesting countries in the world. Here is the lowdown of what a holiday to South Africa can offer to you and your family, courtesy of Grenham Travel:

 

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