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Solar power — Louisburgh's Mike McCormack wins International Dublin Literary Award

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Louisburgh-native author Mick McCormack has won the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award for his novel hugely acclaimed novel Solar Bones, published by independent Irish publisher Tramp Press.

School design reaps awards for SJK Architects

Galway-and Mayo-based SJK Architects were celebrating last weekend when their design of Westport’s new school Scoil Phádraig was recognized by two prestigious awards at the 2018 Irish Architecture Awards gala event held at Dublin’s Mansion House.

What will we do now on April Fool’s Day if the Arabs buy United?

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One of the hoary auld reliables of the newspaper game is when your publication date coincides with April Fools Day. It is the one day of the year when the normal stuff that passes for local news is embellished into extraordinary auld stuff designed to catch the eye, but to be not too good to actually convince people that it is true. I remember about a decade ago, on one April 2, fielding calls from some concerned parishioners of the Cathedral who were shocked to hear our story of the previous day that a Monsignor Faproilio from The Vatican was introducing ATM-style confessionals in the Cathedral, from which you would receive your penance on a small receipt.

People of the Tribes: Meet Fred.

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So the story begins again

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Mayo's enduring path through the gruelling qualifiers for the third year in a row begins in earnest in the Gaelic grounds in Limerick tomorrow. We do not know a whole lot about our opponents but if other results are anything to go by Mayo could and should have quite a bit to spare against the Treaty County.

Townhouse living in the heart of the city

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Leading Galway estate agent, DNG Maxwell, Heaslip & Leonard is offering to the market this most impressive four bedroom townhouse located close to Galway city centre and directly overlooking the docks.

What the so called ‘empty frame’ may have looked like...

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Last month Galway Diary explored the sham legend that grew around the so-called ‘Empty frame’ on the wall of the Lynch’s Chapel, or Lady’s chapel, in the historic St Nicholas’ Collegiate church. The late Canon George Quinn pronounced that this was the very frame in which the Bishop of Clonfert, Walter Lynch’s sacred icon of the Madonna and Child once hung, before he was forced to flee just before the arrival of Cromwell’s soldiers in April 1652.

Huge savings at the EZ Living Furniture summer sale

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EZ Living Furniture, Ireland’s leading retailer of quality furniture and home accessories, has announced the start of its 2018 summer sale.

Praise for landowners as Connemara Greenway opens

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The Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway, Cllr Eileen Mannion this week officially opened the Connemara Greenway following significant development work over the past two years — and in her speech made special mention of the 19 landowners who facilitated the creation of the route.

Shaken, not stirred — Minister’s delight that man with Galway roots will direct next Bond movie

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Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has expressed his delight that renowned film-director Danny Boyle, who has strong family roots in East Galway, has been chosen to direct the next instalment in the James Bond franchise.

 

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