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Tomorrow (Saturday) in McHale Park in Castlebar at 5pm Mayo will be expected to account for Fergal O’Donnell’s Roscommon and qualify for the 2009 Connacht final on July 19. Mayo have been operating at a higher level then Roscommon over the past few years and it is a steady and consistent Division 1 team facing a Division 3 outfit.
The Minister for Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan and Minister for Community, Rural, and Gaeltacht Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív will attend the Community Forum for Development in North West Mayo in Belmullet this Monday, during a chaotic period where escalating tensions in the local community continue to grow .
Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park has announced that next Saturday, June 27, from 10am to 5pm it is having a family fun day where all children accompanied by an adult go in for free.
Connacht Gold has launched a summer campaign to encourage the local community in Connacht to get out and support local businesses and local employment.
Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company Teo has announced the appointment of Achill native, Monica O’Malley to the position of ehief executive officer of the company.
Galway will be hoping it is a case of third time lucky when the ladies’ u-14 Gaelic footballers contest the All Ireland final on Sunday (3.30pm) in Bruff, Co Limerick.
William Evans (1798 – 1877) was an accomplished English painter who was the drawing master at Eton College. He exhibited widely including with the RHA and in Paris and, judging by the prices on his work, was held in high esteem. A number of his paintings were used as illustrations in books. During 1836 and 1837 he showed 14 Irish subjects at the Old Watercolour Society, all of counties Galway and Mayo. These consisted of a mixture of landscapes, street and quayside scenes, indigenous peasant structures, and peasant portraits. For an English artist, his choice of terrain was highly adventurous, and it could be said that his paintings brought a new area of inspiration to the attention of artists in the UK.
It was like the good old days yesterday when the Tanaiste and her entourage came to Galway to make an announcement. It was your typical IDA announcement — The faithful were gathered, the usual suits turned up, the details would have been leaked, the photos were taken, the visiting dignitary and the flying-visit US-based head honcho would make small talk. It could have been 1995 all over, when these things were ten-a-penny.
In November 1982, Fine Gael had their biggest breakthrough in Galway West when it took two out of five seats. Since the 1987 General Election, the party has never looked like repeating that success - until now.
Karen Ward, presenter of RTE’s highly successful show Health Squad will visit Galway city this Saturday June 27.