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Community Diary

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There's lots going on around Mayo in the next few weeks and there's something for everyone, so why not check out what's happening in our Community Diary. 

The musical life of an ‘auld stock’ Galwegian

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Anyone strolling near Tig Cóilí pub or around the top of High Street, might one day encounter the inimitable Johnny Mullins playing guitar or accordion, and beguiling the passers-by with his sweet sounds. A true ‘auld stock’ Galwegian and fine multi-instrumentalist, Mullins has been a familiar and popular figure within the city’s music community for many years now.

Pokémon voice actor to attend Akumakon 2017

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ERIC STUART, the voice of Brock and James from Pokémon, and Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh!, will be the special guest at Akumakon, Galway's annual festival of Japanese culture, anime, and manga, which takes place in NUI Galway next weekend.

Ireland's only adventure film festival comes to Galway

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LEO HOULDING, whose audacious ascents on epic mountain faces, documented in award winning films like The Asgard Project, The Wildest Dream, and The Last Great Climb, is coming to Galway for the Why Not? Adventure Film Festival.

Turloughmore teenager Galway’s youngest competitor at Ploughing Championships

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A 17-year-old from Turloughmore will proudly represent Galway in the under 21 conventional ploughing class at the National Ploughing Championships. The Ploughing Championships take place in Tullamore, County Offaly, on September 20, 21, and 22.

Mayo's Matthew is going for transplant gold

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A 18-year-old Knock man will the youngest member of the Irish team that will compete in the European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships, which takes place in Vantaa, Finland, from July 10 to 17. Matthew McNieve is a kidney transplant recipient and he is the youngest member of the Irish team.

He went to jail to save his father

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Hubert Reynolds was born in St Patrick’s Avenue in 1902 and shortly afterwards his family moved to Queen Street. He followed a family tradition when entering the service of the Railway Company as a 15-year-old in 1917. He was a boy porter and earned 10 shillings for a 60 hour week. From his boyhood, he took an active part in the National Movement and joined Fianna Éireann. During the War of Independence, he was engaged on communications work.

Mayo Male Voice Choir settles on a venue for annual spring concert

Following the sad demise of the Welcome Inn Hotel, Mayo Male Voice Choir committee members have chosen Breaffy House Hotel as the venue for this year's spring concert.

‘Shoots’

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Many people will remember ‘Shoots’ as one of the most lovable and delightful characters on the streets of Galway. He was a small man with a big moustache, big glasses, and a big personality. His real name was Michael Tuite. He was reared in Artane in Dublin but came to live here at a time when it was mostly cowboy pictures that were shown in our cinemas. Michael was a fan and began to act as if he himself was a cowpoke. Galwegians gradually changed the greeting “Howya Tuite” to “Shoots”, probably with a little help from the man himself.

The stranger standing at Maam Cross Station

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There was a humorous mix-up when Pádraig Pearse first visited Ros Muc in 1903. He was 24 years of age, and already imbued by a passion, and a vision for the Ireland of the new century. *

 

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