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McKennas’ Guides crowns Galway “the finest city to eat in Ireland”

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The west of the country has been on something of a winning streak of late when it comes to food and hospitality. Kai Café and Restaurant was the big winner at the start of the year scooping the top prize, Restaurant of the Year for 2015, in Georgina Campbell’s Awards, the country’s longest-running hospitality awards. Run by New Zealander Jess Murphy and her Irish husband David, Kai had been converted from a tearoom to a rustic restaurant, and was praised for having seriously good food with a sense of fun. Best Asian Restaurant went to The Asian Tea House, with Mitchell’s in Clifden and Frankie Mallon of An Port Mór, Westport, awarded best seafood restaurant and best seafood chef respectively.

Caitlin and life with the Johns

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The four Macnamara children, John, Nicolette, Brigit and Caitlin, when abandoned by their father, must have sought some stability from their mother Yvonne. But she was distracted by her passion for Nora Summers, and was just not available. Instead they were scooped up by the artist Augustus John, and his mistress Dorelia McNeil, and, saying good-bye to Doolin, were brought to live in his rambling red-brick home in Dorset. At the end of a sweep of gravel, lost in rhododendrons and trees, Alderney Manor was surrounded by miles of moorland. It was an ideal and happy playground for young children.

Five Irish premieres for Galway Film Fleadh

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NEXT MONTH’S Galway Film Fleadh will host the premieres of five new Irish films - Patrick’s Day, The Canal, Gold, A Nightingale Falling, and An Bronntanas.

Slimming World transforms local student

For as long as he can remember, David was overweight. When he started secondary school, it spiralled out of control. He was buying lunches of white bread rolls with all the trimmings, chocolate, fizzy drinks, and sweets.

Two young writers through to nationwide competition final

Two Mayo pupils used their love of science fiction, imagination, and top writing skills to beat off competition from some 10,000 budding novelists and claim a finalist place in the 2014 John West Fantasy Writing Competition.

Finding solace in alcohol and crows

PEOPLE LIKE happy stories - in the same way they like Juicy Fruit chewing gum and fizzy cola bottles. However, it is a terrible idea to live on a diet of artificially sweetened happiness.

New Joyce’s Supermarket Headford to open its doors tomorrow at 11am

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It is an exciting week for the town of Headford as the new-look Joyce’s Supermarket opens its doors for the first time tomorrow at 11am.

Local student loses five stone

For as long as he can remember, David was overweight. When he started secondary school, it spiralled out of control. He was buying lunches of white bread rolls with all the trimmings, chocolate, fizzy drinks, and sweets.

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FEAR NOT gentle reader! We have not taken leave of their senses. Nor have we been passing round the mescaline.

Inspired by James Joyce

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THE TITLE of a new exhibition opening at the Norman Villa Gallery, Salthill, this evening at 8pm is: Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!

 

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