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‘It is all about the freedom’

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Ahead of his St Patrick’s Day celebration in his 197th and final country, Galway born travel blogger Johnny Ward sat down with the Galway Advertiser to talk about visiting every country in the world and how he has carved a career out of his passion for travelling on his blog onestep4ward.com.

The first Galway-London airmail flight

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On August 26 1929, a North German Lloyd Liner arrived at 6.30am in the morning in Galway Bay from New York. Special bags of mail were immediately taken from the ship into Galway by launch, and together with mails that were especially made up in Galway Post Office, were rushed by car to Oranmore Airport. Notices has been placed in the Eglinton Street office saying that letters would have a special impress affixed for this flight, and that they should be posted early.

Galway County Council website wins national award for commemoration

The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has announced that Galway County Council’s website Decade of Commemoration was one of the ten winning websites, chosen by the public, which they believe best record Irish life in 2016 and remember the events of 1916. The websites will be preserved in the NLI’s National Web Archive and were announced by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, at an award ceremony in the Library’s historic Kildare Street.

A fifth of people in Leinster admit to secret nest-egg

Research from Irish Life MAPS has revealed that more than a fifth of people living in Leinster have secret savings that no one else knows about.

Mayo pension contributions are nineteen per cent behind the Irish Life national average

According to an analysis of Irish Life’s personal pension customers, people in Mayo are saving 19 per cent less into their pensions than Irish Life’s national average. The average monthly pension contribution by those living in County Mayo is €279 compared to Irish Life’s national monthly average of €343. On average women in Mayo pay €278 a month, and men pay €280 a month. Only 31 per cent of Irish Life’s pension customers from Mayo are female, compared to 69 per cent male customers.

 

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