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The art of hurling

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In the year 1527, it was decreed in one of the Galway Statutes that “At no time to use ne occupy ye hurling of ye little balle with the hookie sticks or staves, nor use no hand balle to play without the walls, but only the great foot balle”. It seems the authorities of the day were trying to limit the playing of hurling, but they might as well have tried to hold back the tide.

Achill gets ready for Sheep Dog invasion

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Excitement is the air in Mayo following the announcement that the The Irish National Sheep Dog Trials are scheduled to take place for the first time in the county, on Achill Island from Thursday, July 19 to Saturday, July 21.

Athlone Guide leader thanked for 50 years service to Guiding

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A Glasson Guide leader was thanked for 50 years service to Guiding during Irish Girl Guides’ recent west and central Midlands regional conference.

Welsh male voice choir to perform in Mayo

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Pen-y-Bont Fawr is a small village in north Wales, moulded into the foothills of the Berwyn Mountains between Llanfylin in the south and Bala in the north. Although a small village, it can claim the envied distinction in having produced a thriving male voice choir. Sixty three years ago the embryonic Cor Meibion Penybontfawr choir was formed by a small group of like-minded and enthusiastic individuals. Nurtured by success and support the choir now has more than 40 members. 

Galway gymnasts crowned champions

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Renmore Gymnastics Club has won the national championship title for the first time in the club's history.

Team behind Lily Mae charity single come up trumps again

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A charity Christmas single featuring Shane Filan stars a number of teenagers from Galway. 'When I Grow Up' was recorded in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in October, and is masterminded by same team that created 'Tiny Dancer A Song For Lily-Mae' in 2012. That tune was the second biggest selling charity single in Irish chart history, second only to the 1985 smash hit, Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas'.

All that is happening during Culture Night in County Galway Friday September 18th

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