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A journey that may as well be a million miles

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It takes two days to travel from my home in Galway to the rural poor families with whom Self Help Africa works with in Uganda. But in other respects it’s a journey that may as well be a million miles. After two days of travel, your eyes are heavy and your legs are stiff but your mind is racing. You cannot but question how come there are people living in such poverty. It is inevitable then that you ask ‘what can I do to help?’

Machine Gun Preacher coming to Galway

Sam Childers (the Real Machine Gun Preacher) is coming to Galway on Monday March 12.

Gorta-Self Help Africa says thank you for helping fight against poverty

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I was on a whirlwind tour of various places in the west of Ireland recently, attending Gorta Self Help Africa events, especially the Gorta Self Help Africa Ball where close on €30,000 was raised for the charity’s work in 10 countries in Africa. We are so thankful for this support, and indeed from all the parishes in Galway and the west of Ireland that have organised fundraising events during the year.

Catastrophe looms in East Africa

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As a past leader in Operation Transformation and a former football All-Ireland winning medalist with Offaly, I have got used to facing challenges.

Big laughs as Bernard O’Shea and Karl Spain announce joint tour

Comedy fans can enjoy a double dose of laughs this month with the announcement by top Irish stand-ups Bernard O’Shea and Karl Spain of their first ever joint tour, Fat Chancers. The tour comes to Athlone's Radisson Hotel on November 11.

Midsummer’s ball to fund cancer treatments for children in east Africa

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A major fundraising event will take place later this month to raise vital cash to finance the work of a children’s cancer care specialist in Tanzania.

Join fundraiser Ronan Scully on 100k trek to raise funds for Gorta Self Help Africa

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Ronan Scully, winner of Operation Transformation in 2011 and well known for his fundraising work with Gorta Self Help Africa, is undertaking a Camino de Santiago walk this summer to raise much needed funds to address hunger in communities across Africa supported by the charity. Mr Scully is looking for volunteers to join him on the walk.

Tickets selling fast for Hermitage Green

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Tickets are selling very fast for what will be one of the biggest live events on the Castlebar music calendar this Christmas. With the recent announcement that local band The New Social and Lisa Canny have been added to the bill this promises to be the hottest ticket in town over the Christmas holidays.

Community mourns death of former Moutbellew principal Br Michael Burke

Mountbellew is mourning the loss of Franciscan Brother Michael Burke who made a great contribution to the parish and community through his involvement in many clubs and committees.

Renmore woman heads to South Sudan with Médecins Sans Frontières

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Renmore woman Laura Heavey is travelling to South Sudan to begin working with the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a hospital in the northwest of the country. Ms. Heavey, who graduated from NUIG has specialised in paediatric medicine for a number of years and will be working in a clinic run in conjunction with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health.  

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