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Villagers to play Galway in December

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VILLAGERS HAVE announced a return to Galway in December to play the Black Box Theatre, while their fourth studio album, The Art Of Pretending To Swim, will be released next month.

Thousands brave the rain to see Pope Francis in Knock

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The rain fell at a steady drizzle from the early hours of the morning, but that did not put off the thousands of pilgrims who made their way to Knock Shrine to greet Pope Francis.

Think before you pick up the pen or the phone

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After Eamon Fitzmaurice's decision to step away from the Kerry hot seat a few weeks ago, having guided Kerry to six Munster titles, a national league and an All-Ireland title in 2014, the abuse that had/has been directed towards him has been well document.

Rents in Mayo continue to increase, up 30% on lowest level

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Rents in Mayo are now up 30% from their lowest point at an average of €672 per month, according to the latest Daft.ie quarterly Rental Report. On average, rents in the county are up 8.1% in the second quarter of this year compared 2017.

Swinford based sculptor’s statue is unveiled at The Barack Obama Plaza

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Barack Obama’s former Chief Speechwriter, Cody Keenan recently unveiled a statue of the US former President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama at the Visitors Centre at The Barack Obama Plaza by Swinford based Sculptor Mark Rode.

Mayo gets ready for visit of Pope Francis

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Knock Shrine is gearing up for the arrival of upwards of 45,000 pilgrims along with media from more than 30 countries for the visit of Pope Francis to the national shrine on Sunday morning.

Outstanding countryside family home

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Joint agents DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard and DNG John Joyce have just launched to the market this impressive five bedroom family residence, comprising c3,340sq ft of spacious living area and set on a beautifully landscaped site of c0.7 acre. Located just south of the N63 at Ballyglunin Junction (Finns Cross) and approximately 4km from the town of Abbeyknockmoy, it has the additional benefit of being within a five minute drive of the M17, allowing access to Dublin, Limerick, and Sligo by motorway, as well as Galway city which is only 25km away.

Rapid transport for Pope Francis during his visit

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A carefully modified Skoda Rapid will transport Pope Francis during his visit to Ireland.

The boy who burnt his hand

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On Sunday evening March 25 1866, the two children of the schoolmaster Mr St George, were playing near the fire together in the Mission School (now Scoil Fhursa), when suddenly there was an explosion. The elder child burnt his hand. His injuries put him into a ‘very precarious position’. I am not sure how serious that was, but the story took an insidious turn when it was given out that ‘some malicious person climbed on the roof, and threw a packet of gunpowder down the chimney.’

An Taibhdhearc, ninety years a’growing

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On December 3, 1927, a group of people met with the idea of setting up an Irish language theatre in Galway. The committee elected were Dr Séamus Ó Beirn, president; Seán Mac Giollarnáith, treasurer; Liam Ó Briain and Séamus Luibhéid, secretaries; An tAthair Pádraic Ó hEidhin, Liam Ó Buachalla, Síle Ní Chinnéide, Tomás Ó Raghallaigh, Mícheál Ó Droighneáin, Donal Ó Riordáin, and Tomás Ó Máille.

 

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