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Historic day for IWAK as first transatlantic pilgrimage flight lands

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Early on Sunday morning (August 9), it was a historic day for Ireland West Airport Knock and Knock Shrine when the first transatlantic pilgrimage flight by Aer Lingus from New York touched down on Mayo soil ahead of schedule at 7.30am. More than 170 pilgrimage passengers were on the flight and they were greeted on the tarmac by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, who was on hand to witness this historic event.

Mayo will have to produce a top performance to beat Donegal

After last weekend's two mis-matches in the All-Ireland quarter-finals, GAA people are really hoping for some high quality fare this Saturday, when Monaghan take on Tyrone and Connacht champions Mayo face Donegal. The second game is the more attractive fixture by far and following Donegal's 10 point defeat of Galway last weekend, and in particular the way they finished the game, Rory Gallagher's men will feel that they can take down Mayo, as they did in the All-Ireland final of 2012.

Get your Connacht season ticket in time for Grenoble clash

Live rugby action returns to the Sportsground next Friday for the first of Connacht’s pre-season friendlies of the 2015/16 season, against French side FC Grenoble.

Become a qualified fitness instructor with Maltings Training

Would you like to train as a fitness instructor? To work in a gym or leisure centre? To teach freelance classes? To conduct physical training sessions with teams? To make a positive contribution to the general health and wellbeing of people of all ages? Then become a qualified fitness instructor with Maltings Training.

Study acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is a system of medicine based on the concepts of Chinese natural philosophy which has essence and qi as the cornerstone, yin/yang theory as the highest generalisation, five element theory as the theoretical structure for rationalisation, and organ theory as the centre. Chinese medicine encompasses internal medicine, external medicine, gynaecology, paediatrics, dermatology, ophthalmology, mental dysfunction, and gerontology.

Go from training directly to employment in healthcare

Bluebird Care, in conjunction with the The Cpl Institute, is delivering the QQI (formerly known as FETAC) training required to become a qualified healthcare assistant.

Nutrition to support smoking cessation

In January many of us make positive lifestyle changes, with quitting cigarettes being one of the top New Year’s resolutions. This is brilliant news with more than 5,200 lives lost to tobacco related illness each year in Ireland. We are now over halfway through the year, have you still stuck to your resolution or have you, like many, found the temptation too hard and abandoned your efforts?

The best of Ladies' Day

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Alex Butler from Ballyedmond, Midleton, Co Cork, scooped the coveted title of Kilkenny Best Dressed Lady at Ladies' Day last week, this year sponsored by the Kilkenny Group.  

Five-star meat at Heaney Meats Factory Shop

The Heaney family’s association with master butchery stretches back more than 300 years. Heaney Meats produces only the highest quality meat which has now become synonymous with the Heaney name.

Puppy power

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Traditionally in Ireland, the working farm dog has always been the border collie and this is still the case today. The black and white pooches with their low, loping, stride are still a familiar sight on the backroads and laneways of the countryside moving their woolly charges from one pasture to the next. Other herding breeds are occasionally used, such as the New Zealand huntaway and the Australian kelpie. A well trained dog with the right temperament is worth its weight in gold to a farmer.

 

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