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Week six of Healthy Town focusing on the importance of family health and wellbeing

Children who eat regular family dinners grow up to be young adults who eat more healthily and have lower rates of obesity, while eating dinner as a family can also boost vocabulary.

The 'sublime' Old Hannah

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OLD HANNAH have been called “a sublime band who straddle folk, country, roots, bluegrass, and more” by The Irish Times, while The Waterboy's Steve Wickam said their songs have "a great and unique intimacy and atmosphere".

A mystery woman in post-war Berlin

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A WOMAN who has survived the concentration camps returns to Berlin after the end of WWII. Surgeons have managed to reconstruct her damaged face, but she now looks entirely different.

Gearóid Farrelly for Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh

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'START AS you mean to go on' is an old maxim that could be applied to the career of Dublin comedian Gearóid Farrelly, who headlines the next installment of the Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh tomorrow at 8.30pm.

'Performance is very emotional, it's human expression'

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FINGHIN COLLINS may declare himself "a musician first and then a pianist", but there is no doubting either his magnificent as a player, or his view of the piano being "a very complete instrument", as he will display in his upcoming Galway concert. Yet his love of, and interest in, other instruments, is genuine, particularly one that is somewhat under appreciated in classical music - the voice.

Why Trevor Ó Clochartaigh can win a Dáil seat

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Whether the date of the next General Election is November 20, as has been mooted recently, or comes during spring 2016, two predictions are already confidently being made - indeed they have become an article of faith for some, an incontrovertible truth for others - regarding the fate of two high profile candidates in Galway West.

Week Five of Healthy Town to focus on mental health in teens

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Teenagers in Athlone list bullying, family, and stressful times as key concerns for them in their daily life, while one in six young people between 11 and 13 experience mental health issues.

“Th’ whole worl’s in a terrible state o’ chassis”

The above famous line, from Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock, comes to my mind when I look at the world today, which is certainly in a state of chassis. The refugee/migrant situation is dominating the media and so rightly it should. Huge numbers of refugees from war-torn Syria and Eritrea are pouring into Europe.

Aer Árainn, the early years

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There was a ferry service to the Aran Islands in the 1960s, but the ship could only dock at Inis Mór. In 1969 Colie Hernon wrote a letter to The Irish Times complaining of the inadequate transport facilities to the islands, which prompted Hayden Lawford to conduct an aerial survey of Inis Mór. Meanwhile Ralph Langan, whose business was fruit wholesaling in Galway, and who had problems shipping fresh fruit to the islands, had also seen Colie’s letter.

Week Four of Healthy Town to encourage positive ageing

With one quarter of over 65s living alone, week four of The Irish Times and Pfizer Healthy Town programme will focus on encouraging adults to engage in community life, avoid social isolation, and age positively.

 

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