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From Glen to win

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It was a wild, winter’s night. Brian and Luke Comer’s hands were bleeding and they were crying with tiredness and pain. They were being battered from all directions by torrential rain. But they continued to plaster. It was 4am and the teenagers from Glenamaddy, who often worked 17-hour days, knew they had to get the Kerry Co-Op job finished.

Samantha Crain - the Essential Songs Playlist

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NATIVE AMERICAN singer-songwriter Samantha Crain has been quietly making a name for herself over the past five years, with music that has embraced indie, alternative-rock, folk, and acoustic.

The boy who learned ‘slabs of poetry’

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Seamus Heaney was not quite sure whether, as an adult, he ‘invented backwards’ some of his earliest fascination with words, but he didn’t think so. Because he could still picture the small boy absorbed by the old wireless in his farmhouse home, between Castledawson and Toomebridge, in Northern Ireland.* He would touch and pronounce some of the names on its dial, such as Hilversum, Stuttgart and Leipzig.

Galway soldier commemorated in new book

The life, adventures, heroics, and death of a County Galway man who fought with the SAS in World War II have been published in a book to be launched next week.

The man who sank the SS Athenia

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While Galway was caring for some of the survivors of the SS Athenia, torpedoed off the Donegal coast on September 3 1939, America, Britain and Canada unleashed a vitriolic attack on Germany for sinking a passenger ship. Included among her 1,418 passengers and crew were more than 300 Americans. A total of 117 people were killed, some unfortunately as they were being lifted from the sea by the rescue boats including the Knute Nelson (which had brought 430 survivors into Galway), and three British warships, the HMS Electra, HMS Fame and the HMS Escort, which had rushed to the scene. Among the dead were 28 American citizens.

Darragh set to slam dunk

Darragh Sheehan, a young Kilkenny student, is on the verge of joining the prestigious college basketball circuit in the United States.

De Valera, the pragmatist hero

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DURING REFERENDA on European treaties - such as during the recet Lisbon Treaty campaign - you will meet the odd excitable type who’ll tell you that he’s voting No because some closet member of Youth Defence or the Communist Party of Ireland told him the treaty would end Irish neutrality.

 

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