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Puppy power

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Traditionally in Ireland, the working farm dog has always been the border collie and this is still the case today. The black and white pooches with their low, loping, stride are still a familiar sight on the backroads and laneways of the countryside moving their woolly charges from one pasture to the next. Other herding breeds are occasionally used, such as the New Zealand huntaway and the Australian kelpie. A well trained dog with the right temperament is worth its weight in gold to a farmer.

Race week — the turning of the year in Galway

Everyone gets a gig during Race Week. For those who want it, and even for those who don’t - there’s always an opportunity to turn a few tricks. A trick here, a trick there. It’s as if the world will end come Sunday and a great opportunity to make money will have been lost. And long may it continue. With the clink clink clink of the hammers taking down the Big Top and the ‘up ya boyo’ of the racing fraternity replacing it,  Race Week is the turning of the year for us here in Galway.  The passing of the year from before the races to after the races. The beginning of the official countdown to the festive season. Before now, you’re not allowed mention it and even now, you’d be loath to even joke that its good news for insomniacs, with just five sleeps ’til Christmas.

Mollusk - Niall Murphy's other band to headline Citóg

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NIALL MURPHY is best known as the leader, vocalist, and songwriter of the great Tuam indie-punk band Oh Boland, but he is hitting such a purple patch these days he needs a second band to explore a different side to his creativity.

Enjoy the freedom of camping and caravanning in the great outdoors!

The Irish Camping & Caravan Club is a voluntary organisation for all the family and open to those who like spending happy weekends and holidays out in the fresh air of the countryside in tents, caravans, campervans, and motorhomes. 

City-wide festival to replace Christmas market

The Galway Continental Christmas Market, which has become one of the most popular seasonal events in the country, is set to undergo a significant expansion and will be renamed ‘Christmas in Galway’ for the 2015 festive season.

Teachers have vital role in young people's lives

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McCambridge’s of Galway commemorates 90 years of quality food, wine and retail

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Over four generations and 90 years of high quality retail of artisan food and wine, the renowned Galway business family, Mc ambridge’s has grown from a 1925 high class grocery, provision, wine and spirit establishment to an awardwinning family owned deli, fine foods shop and restaurant in 2015.

From now until Christmas, I'm Mother Hen to 1,000 birds

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The food scene in Galway has never been in a better place. There are so many talented artisan producers and retailers offering the most amazing produce and one need only visit the plethora of farmers' markets around the county to witness this. One such business is The Friendly Farmer poultry which produces the most succulent chicken, turkey, and duck directly to your dinner table courtesy of Ronan Byrne's farm in Athenry.

Choral concert in St Nicholas'

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THE MORNINGTON Singers, the award winning, 35-member choir from Dublin, will be in concert in St Nicholas' Collegiate Church on Saturday June 20 at 8pm.

Fine Gael/Labour the most likely victors of Election 2016

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With summer upon us and the political season drawing to a close, it is an opportune time for Insider to take the political temperature and to speculate about what may lie ahead. This review is of course given an added edge by the fact that, at some point in the next nine months or so, what is likely to one of the most unpredictable general elections in the history of the State will be held.

 

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