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Athlone student awarded €20,000 scholarship from Naughton Foundation

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Marist College student Sean Kilgarriff has been awarded a €20,000 scholarship from the Naughton Foundation.

Burgess supports ‘Give your Bra for Breast Cancer’ campaign

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Burgess Department Store, Athlone, is supporting the Marie Keating Foundation’s ‘Give your Bra for Breast Cancer’ campaign.

Littelton, Glasson, Athlone

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This very well presented rustic-style bungalow in Littelton, Athlone, has recently come on the market.

An Unusual connection between Breaking Bad and ‘Eva of the Nation’

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Most of us are mad jealous that we cannot claim some kind of connection with Caherlistrane. A new book by Mary J Murphy*  manages to link the north Galway parish with an extraordinary number of writers, artists, singers, poets, actors, and historical personalities, that leave all other parishes in Ireland bereft of personality and character. There can be no other competition. We are all characterless by comparison to Caherlistrane.

People’s goodwill keeping suspended coffees initiative alive and well in Galway

Four outlets in Galway are continuing to provide a ‘suspended coffee’ service to customers who may be down on their luck and cannot afford a warm drink.

Public urged to look after their eyesight

A  retired nurse who developed a condition - which is the leading cause of blindness in over 50s in Ireland - is appealing to the public not to take their eyesight for granted.

Take an underground adventure at Baboró with Fíbín’s Saol Faoi Shráid

Galway’s very own Fíbín Theatre Company brings the exciting adventures of Ríbín and Glibín to the stage during this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which takes place next week. Based on the characters from the hugely popular TG4 show of the same name, Saol Faoi Shráid features lots of singing and great interaction.

Have you signed up to MeetWest yet?

Registration is continuing for MeetWest 2015, the largest business networking event in the West of Ireland this year.

Colum McCann to read at An Taibhdhearc

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COLUM MNCANN, the Irish author of such acclaimed works as Let The Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, will be in Galway this week to read from his new novel, Thirteen Ways Of Looking.

We need to find a solution to this now

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In this week’s column I expected to be wallowing about the glorious weather and plethora of club games in Mayo last weekend, that is as much of a mention it will get unfortunately. Just when we thought the dust had settled on our 2015 Championship we were greeted with the earth shattering news on Tuesday morning that there were major problems in the Mayo GAA family. The first murmur I heard was when the principal of St Attracta’s NS in Charlestown (Brian McDermott, an avid Mayo supporter) mentioned it to me in the school assembly yard at 9am. I walked back to work receiving texts saying “turn on the radio”. One message from England said “what the hell has happened”, I had no idea what was going on. For the rest of Tuesday my phone hopped as I spoke to countless journalists, radio stations, and even did a piece with Marty Morrissey for the Six One News. The media world was gone crazy looking for the story. The Mayo players had issued a vote of “no confidence” in the management.

 

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