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Museum of Country Life to share travel poster collection online

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The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life has made a fascinating collection of early travel and tourism posters, used to promote Ireland in the infancy of the tourism sector here, available to view online for the first time. The posters form part of the National Folklife Collection and were previously on display at the museum in the exhibition Come Back to Erin: Irish Travel Posters of the 20th Century, which was curated by the late Dr Séamas Mac Philib.

Home buying serves as primary trigger for Irish life insurance customers

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The decision to enter the property market serves as the main factor in Irish people’s decision to purchase life insurance and/or mortgage protection recent research from AA Ireland has found.

Ballinasloe's Burke wins national walking title

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Veronica Burke, of Ballinasloe and District Athletic Club, secured a famous victory at the Irish Life Health National 20k Race Walking Championships,

Majority believe maintaining health and fitness is expensive

Cost is considered a major barrier in the pursuit of health and fitness, according to recent research by Irish Health Life.

'My style is more storytelling and energy, just madness more than anything'

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FROM COMEDY sketches about life in the GAA to more serious issues about mental health, it is likely you will have come across the work of Rory O'Connor if you are a regular user of Facebook.

Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway, so many great acts!! THIS IS A MUST!

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With less than two weeks to go to the biggest comedy festival this town has ever seen, there are tickets available for so many great shows that it’s hard to know where to start.

Who are you going to see at the Comedy Carnival?

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WITH LESS than two weeks to go to the biggest comedy festival this town has ever seen, there are still tickets available for an array of great shows at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival - so much so, it's hard to know where to start!

National Treasures project needs objects from Mayo to tell the story of Ireland over the last hundred years

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Public history project National Treasures is calling on the people of Mayo to submit their treasured objects to help tell the story of Irish life over the past 100 years. RTÉ and the National Museum of Ireland are currently working together to create National Treasures, a unique archive documenting how Ireland has developed using ordinary objects treasured by families across the 32 counties.

Mayo through Jack Leonard’s lense

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'The Men of the West', that iconic photograph of Michael Kilroy's flying column taken with only the aid of natural light on the southern slopes of Nephin at 11.45pm on the longest day of the year in 1921, is known to us all. It hangs in numerous Mayo pubs and homes and thanks to the quality of the conditions and the skill of the photographer, we can clearly see the resolute expressions of the young men, we know their names and know their stories. But what of the photographer himself? What of the man who captured this first ever photo of an IRA unit on active service in Ireland? Jack Leonard did not just happen upon Kilroy and his men that bright June night. He was no amateur photographer, and neither was he a bystander during his country's fight for freedom. With a keen sense of duty, Leonard used his talent to capture all aspects of Mayo life in the early twentieth century. Jack 'JJ' Leonard was born in 1882 in Crossmolina and as a young man he trained in journalism and photography in London. He returned to Ireland in 1906 to set up his photography business at a time when the country was in political flux. Emotions and anger remained after the Land War in Mayo, a period of civil unrest and violence in the late 1800s, and the methods of parliamentary nationalists were now being challenged by physical force republicans. 

James Kilbane autumn season of shows in Westport

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James Kilbane invites you to join him for an evening sing along of Irish song, culture, and tradition every Thursday from August 3 for the months of August and September at the Plaza Hotel, Westport, starting at 9pm. In 2003 Phil Coulter considered Kilbane, “A diamond in the rough” and now James is a well known singer at home and abroad.

 

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